Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Yellow tangle

We took a family vacation over the Memorial Day weekend; my husband and I, our kids, and their families.  It was a lot of fun! While on vacation I did very little tatting, even on the long drive to and from our destination.  I took my tatting with me (of course!) and sorta, kinda, had an idea of what I wanted to work on.  I had shuttles wound with  Perfect Quilter 085 ready to go.

Why I thought I could tat anything on vacation with such tiny thread when I usually use size 20 baffles me.  Using thread I'm not used to in the car while traveling or when likely to get interrupted by the grandkids was  a mistake waiting to happen.

This is the extent of what I accomplished while on vacation.

The one time I actually got a little tatting done ended abruptly when I was needed due to some minor emergency, which I can't even remember.  I only know I was finally putting in a little tatting time when I had to put it down in a hurry then came back to such a tangled mess I put it away.

Over the next two weeks I picked up my yellow tangle and tried to work on it several times.  I think it is a lost cause.  I have made stitch count mistakes, broken the thread, and kept making a bigger mess.  I think it is time to retire this piece all together.

The little yellow piece after two weeks of messing with it.
I might try making this in a larger thread if I ever sit down with it and write down the stitch counts. We'll see.

I thought I would have another pattern ready for today but I'm still fighting with my computer.  We had gotten it working better but today while trying to touch up the pattern a bit it just froze up.   It's becoming quite annoying.

"One of the most feared expressions in modern times is 'The computer is down.'"
Norman Ralph Augustine


  1. Looks like you did an amazing job with the tiny thread!! Your motif looks wonderful!!! :)

  2. Made me laugh!

    When I vacationed with my kids in May I got virtually no tatting done. - and what was done was....well you know!


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