I have been needle tatting to date because I had so much trouble learning the shuttle. But some of my needle tatted pieces are limp and floppy. I knew that the work is much tighter and crisper with shuttle tatting, so I am giving it a go again.
The practice piece on the left has a LOT of mistakes, uneven picots, a picot joined in the wrong place — BUT I am finally getting my stitches close enough together that the core thread doesn’t show through. I consider that GREAT progress!
It took longer for me to recover from the virus than expected. And we have had non-stop rain for two days. I couldn’t bear the idea of setting up in a muddy campground with a runny nose while sneezing, so we still haven’t left Georgia.
The sun is starting to come out now, I really do feel better today, so we are planning to leave tomorrow…. at last!