Sunday, July 17, 2016
Needle Tatted Heart Photo...
I promised to actually show a photo of my needle tatted heart. The blue heart is the one I did in class. The red heart is one I came home and created to try to keep my brain on tatting track.
Just one day later I tatted another red heart...no you do not see it in this photo because it turned out so wonky that I can't really call it a heart. How quickly I forget what I just learned.
Then I went back to YouTube and tried to needle tat the yellow edging. I must have bungled it and took out my tatting...including all the knots...at least four times and finally I gave up.
Well I am happy to say I never really give up...I merely get frustrated. I viewed RustiKate on YouTube so many times and I still had issues. It wasn't the needle tatting part but instead it was the sequence of the rings and chains. How many times I had to untat and begin again I lost count. However I am happy to say I am making progress. I even sat in the truck and needle tatted while Mr. C unloaded a huge full load of weeds and yard debris at the local "dump" now known as the recycling center or something like that. I think if I stay the course needle tatting will be my very best road trip take-a-long...except while I am doing the driving. It really is portable. Soon I will tackle another heart just to be certain I can do it from reading the pattern.
Our weather is perfect Summer warmth and sunshine. We are still in extreme drought and very high fire danger. We have zero rain forecasted. July is zooming past at warp speed. Soon it will be Christmas. I am enjoying your blogs and seeing those of you who are creating Christmas projects in July to have a head start on the busiest season. I am determined to keep Christmas simple this year.
My heart is heavy with all the horrors of death and destruction happening in our World. People! Please stop the insanity of killing your fellow humans!! Lives are precious and priceless and we all need to respect that fact.
Love and Kindness is what we need more of. Enough said...