Saturday, October 21, 2006

Two months into the Challenge

Has it been 2 months since we started this challenge? It doesn't seem that long, but we have certainly seen an amazing amount of lace. So many different motives and so many different reasons for making them.

What's really terrific is the number of people who have made their first attempts at designing their own patterns. I am so impressed with the people who have just started tatting and took on the challenge. It's a sizable undertaking for an experienced tatter, but it takes real effort and dedication for beginners. We all remember the struggles we had learning. It's hard enough just getting the flip, and then trying to read a pattern when there isn't a lot of consistency in how patterns are written, and learning new techniques just to be able to complete a motif, and all while trying to develop consistent stitches and picots. Bravo! Keep up the good work.

Janet has created a heart with a silver centre in memory of her aunt. Very lacy and delicate looking, and just the sort of thing for a lady.

Barbara has been busy. She has completed Kersti Anear's sweetheart bookmark, just for a change of pace, and a medallion from Ann Orr's Classic Tatting Patterns. After all f of the lavender, lilac and ecru motives, I thought I was in the wrong blog with these 2 latest motives in blue and variegated yellow/orange.

LaRae joins the challenge and posts this first snowflake that is a pattern out of "Tatting" by Myra Piper. The Shuttlebugs of Omaha are decorating a Christmas tree at the historic Dodge House and LaRae has been doing snowflakes for the tree, so she thought she might as well join in the fun of the challenge while she's at it.

1 comment:

Barbara J said...

Hahaha! Yeah, I got a wee bit tired of those two colours. I thought I'd fire it up a little :)