One of the things tatters like to do at year's end is reflect on the techniques learned and the ones they want to master in the coming year.
I thought I had just about everything down but this year taught me different. LOL! I learned a new way to do the weaver's knot, a way to make picots a standard size on a picot flower, a new way to hide ends, the chain lockstitch, the SCMR, and experimented with a few variations of the daisy picot. I'm thinking there are a few more things....................oh, I learned how to do hairpin lace and then, how to use it in tatting! I tried new threads - like rayon floss, regular embroidery floss, and some new threads on the market too. I tried a few new shuttles and 2 new picot gauges. I have more patterns than I will ever use - never thought I'd say that! And I continue to get new books. A new tatting guild is forming within traveling distance for me. And I've met a tatter I admire in person. I started this blog.........which was a major html education.
So how can I top that this year????????
If the Palmetto group ever sets a date, I hope to attend their tatting day and meet even more tatters.
I plan to complete a larger than usual project in the coming year, perhaps more than one. I have so many ideas they are spilling out all over the place and finding the time to do them is going to be a challenge.
I hope to meet Georgia Seitz since she is now close enough to travel to.
I want to convert some favorite crochet patterns to tatting.
I want to design a sockmonkey in tatting and already have the basics for him.
I will complete the reindeer design I've started.
I want to tat something major for each family member before I get involved in round robins or exchanges again.
Still want to document and update vintage tatting patterns. In the process, I will find a way to include a link in the sidebar here to those projects.
I started working through Mary Konior's Tatting with Visual Patterns a few years ago and would like to pick up where I left off and continue.
There are patterns in The Tatted Lace Patterns of Emmy Liebert that I badly want to try, but it is in German and will require a good chunk of time to translate enough to work with.
and............I want to organize my "stuff" better!
Blessings to you all - I love hearing from you and sharing - you all give me such wonderful ideas!