Decisions, decisions

Have you ever had that problem of trying to figure out what to do next?
Have you ever tried to do this with limited resources?

I did this last weekend when I went to visit my daughter's family.  I took my tatting things with me (of course!) and a very small variety of thread. What I didn't take with me was a plan! I hadn't gone there with a decision of what I was going to be doing!

Most of the time when I go visit this isn't much of a problem as I spend most of my time with the grandchildren or doing family things so don't have a lot of time to tat anyway (even though I always take it with me!). This time however I knew that there would be some waiting time where my tatting would be welcome.  I also had with me the bag I had added tatting to last week, as well as the thread I had used.  It did look a little bare, like it could use a bit more tatting on it, so that's what I ended up working on. 

As the bag had squares on it I thought that should be the shape of a motif to go on the front in the middle.  That worked until the third ring when I was distracted and headed down a different path.  Instead of untatting it I just changed direction and went with the flow. 


I used the same size 10 turquoise thread I used for the edging but no beads.


This didn't turn out too bad.  I see several things I want to do differently when/if I do this motif again.   I made it in one pass, climbing out with a split ring but it doesn't quite look right.  I also missed a chain in the center because of the split ring.   And I can really tell I'm not used to using this large of thread!

I had a hot cup of green and peach tea this morning for Tatting Tea Tuesday.  I'm getting more adventuresome with my tea drinking than I used to be, willing to mix flavors where once it was the same tea all the time.  Thanks, IsDihara, for giving me the incentive to try new things - at least in regards to tea!

"It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg.  We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad"
C.S. Lewis
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