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
Labels: Perfect Quilter, tangle, vacation