Star Attraction by Linda Davies
#40 Lizbeth and #50 Altin Basak
Towards the end of this creation, I felt that I was in some kind of digital marathon... I was tatting as fast as I could and holding my breath. Why? I could not wait to finish it.
I just get so bored with larger pieces and I lose interest in the quality of my stitches. This is problematic for a perfectionist as I am always at odds with myself. Stress!
Also, I tatted the last bit in Clovers and I have to say I am hopelessly attached to my LaCossettes. I did not do too well with the post shuttles.
This presents another glitch: I have ditched several of my Aerlits and yet I am not fond of the feel of Aeros. Now my shuttle collection is very small. Hmmm. What shall I do?
Replenish with Aerlits, knowing they will lose their tension? Beef up the collection with Aeros, knowing that I find them much bulkier, but also knowing that they retain the tension? Ah, the overwhelming dilemmas of the addicted tatter. : ))
Perhaps there is no such thing as the perfect shuttle.
Check out the same pattern on Tatting Fool’s blog. Miranda has chosen a lovely pastel palette, here.
PLAYING WITH CLOVERS
PERFECT QUILTER THREAD
Blomqvist abnd Persson Pattern
Tiny little motif is only about two inches, if that. I found this pattern very challenging. It is easy to make mistakes with it, in my opinion!
It is Snowy’s go-to pattern and I love looking at it on her blog. She uses very fine threads and her tatting is a joy to study.