Monday, June 16, 2014

Tatting Tribulations


This was yesterday’s progress:


I was discouraged, though today, with another round,  
it is looking a bit brighter:


Because I was feeling that I couldn't tat worth beans 
I had to switch gears. I had to tat something I liked.

So, out came the little Japanese book, Tatting Lace.


 I managed one of my favourites:


Needing still more reinforcement for my tatters' soul, 
I started the motif in another thread - #70 Venus - from Liyarra, 
and, of course, the join separated in the centre! 
I really hate that!


And I was so enjoying the thread ...

Then, I managed a small motif in the Venus from a
Russian book from Kristen
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Whatever he’s thinking, I must agree...

18 comments:

  1. Tasty tatting! I ALMOST didn't notice it because I was distracted by that handsome kitty! ;)

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  2. That's just a bummer, the opening join! Um, whuzzat? What did I DO? lol Been there!

    Your work is looking good, chickie! I like the new rounds on the challenge motif too!

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  3. Hi Fox

    The motifs are looking very nice, Oh dear what a pity it came apart in the middle, glad you were able to close it up.
    He's looking good, I am glad he can read the book, I am sure he was a tatter in another life.
    Love to Gian
    Margaret

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  4. It looks like a difficult pattern, so don't be discouraged! I like your cheering up tatting, apart from the opening ring, very annoying.

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  5. You didn't find the Venus 70 was too twisty? - maybe , years ago, I got a bad batch! I sympathise with all the trouble you're having with the motif, and I am quite sure that I will never be tempted to try this particular pattern!

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  6. All your tatting is beautiful, love the green and yellow, so sad to see middle come apart like that it is like looking at a smashed flower :(

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  7. The tatting is all lovely. Sorry the middle came apart on the one - why is it they wait until we are almost FINISHED with the round before something goes wrong. Do you think the thread does it on purpose? Looks like Mr. G is admiring the picture on the cover of your tatting book. Do you think he is hoping you will make that pattern next? ;-) Oh, what a gorgeous cat he is!
    StephanieW

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  8. Lovely! Which Japanese Tattes Lace book is that? (I think they're all called "Tatted Lace. :-). ). It looks just like the center of a doily from one of the Priscilla books. I'm curious to know if they match.

    I'm always so impressed with how much you are able to tat in a day and how lovely it is!

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    1. Jessica, I included a photo of the book I used. : )

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  9. Thank you for your terrific support ...and humour, dear Tatters. I really needed it this week, : )

    Tsuru, I trust you enjoyed my photos! I had my human take them for you in the most attractive lighting... Love, Gian

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  10. Lovely doily!!! :)
    I love your motif!!! :)

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  11. You must tat like lightning! Speedy fingers, Fox. Glad you got in some happy tatting. The doily is looking good.

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  12. Glad you like the Venus 70 - it is still one of my favourite threads in both 70 and 40!! Maureen you must have got the dud batch like I have had with Lizbeth!

    If you need more Fox just gimme a yell. have the whole color range here in 70!

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  13. Hi Fox, you do get such a lot done!! I particularly like the little motif in green Venus but as Maureen said, when I tried it, I found it very twisty.

    I'm going to have to go check out that Japanese book...

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  14. Haha! I must be blind. Very clever to include the picture. It's not one I have. I'll have to go looking. Thanks!

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    1. Not blind! I added the pic AFTER you commented! : ))

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  15. Ahhh. Ok. Good. Now I feel better. Thanks for putting it in! :-)

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