This is Motif no 1, from the one and only (so sad!) tatting pattern book I have, a Dover publication from two Scandinavian names. DMC Cebelia No. 30 thread. It's also my first completed proper motif... (I was just learning how to join last week, c'mon...)
Still having trouble with uniform size picots! I plan to tat published patterns and try my hand at designing my own motif (maybe 2-3, depending on how creative it gets or if I'm really feeling presumptuous).
Frankly don't really know what I'm in for, but I saw Faizon/Jon and Barbara on the MyStitchers group join in and I'd been taking tatting lessons as of two weeks ago, and recklessly plunged into the 25-Motif Challenge with some encouragement (you know who you are). Of course, Faizon DESIGNS her own things and Barb's been tatting for a while, so what's me, a rookie doing in there. Just last week, I was still practicising how to do a double stitch and producing little rolls of seed-looking things on a string... I'd take a picture but I threw them all out alreay.
Anyhow, I've linked the challenge blog (with a Ton of tatters' links to the frames, so you can take a gander at some totally exquisite work out there. I am actually reaally excited to be participating because I know this might zoom my learning curve exponentially, which is the greatest kick... out of all the tatters there, I'm probably the 'youngest' there with two weeks' experience, but what the heck!
Aside from tatting, here is an update on some other projects. This is Eightsome Reel.... inching along at a slug's pace (photo requested by Rachel, hehehe)
And DMC's Early Spring II. Notice how I'm such a corner starter for cross stitch... don't believe in centre starts at all.
I hope to get back to some HAED soon.... I've missed my Conversation project.