Monday, February 18, 2008

25 Motif Challenge - #17,#18,#19, #20

I didn't feel quite up to speed yesterday, very tired and a headache off and on so I didn't do much. Napped and tatted. I'm missing the CD with photos from 2006 so I haven't gotten any further with the slide show. No matter...we'll just celebrate til I'm done celebrating. LOL!

The above four motifs moved along quickly. There weren't really any discrepencies in these and I had to wonder if more than one person wrote up the patterns. I used split chains and split rings where I could so that would automatically change the instructions but there was nothing wrong with them as they were. One might have had a picot missing. Maybe I'm getting used to no reference to joining rings at the side - can't really remember and I don't have the book with me right now. I remember that I only made one note though. There is still the sequence of 2-2-2-2 for tiny rings. LOL! #18 and and #20 are a break from the usual designs. She has most of these ending at a place where you can leave a loop for hanging. That's why #18 started with a chain, so that it ended where the chains joined instead of at the base of the clover. I chose to start with the clover and ended at the base of the clover but it looks the same - without the hanging loop. #19 was tricky because there was a tiny split ch 1-1 between rings to end with. It was so fiddly I kind of fudged. Oh - that's where the discrepency was! The instructions said to chain 1 ds, 1 1/2 ds, and then go to the ring and repeat around. What is 1 1/2 ds? I would take it to be 1 ds and then the 1st half of another but looking at the photo, there was a picot right in the center. The instructions didn't mention a picot. So I made it up, ds,p,ds,rw.

In the meantime, I think I'm trying to do too much. I'm gathering information to apply for my ASP. I have to do it NOW if I want to apply for a grant from work to fund part of it. Also gathering information to connect with several realtors and make a choice of who I want to work with (WHEN????? - where will I find time!!!) I still haven't done my taxes. I have 2 conferences to attend - one in Indy next week and in Columbus, OH the following week.

So....things may be sketchy here for awhile.


  1. Ahem...I predicted that you would have these done by the end of March ....but now I think you'll be done by the end of February...that has to be a record!!

  2. gggg...yes I remember. And yes, it will probably be by the end of February. I think it's a sign of impatience. :-)

  3. I'm so glad you've challenged yourself to complete the motifs in this book! You give me hope that I can also recognize pattern errors and fix them. When you post an inconsistency you've found, I pull out my copy of the book to see what you're talking about. It's been a great learning experience for me. Thank you!

  4. I'm sorry you haven't felt well. I hope you will be better soon. We are all tempted to do too much, but I admire your determination to finish so quickly. Beautiful work.


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