I have a lot of patience. But it's very difficult to devote many hours to something new and have it fall flat on its face because of stitch count. Or tension. Or any number of things that we all have to adjust when we're tatting... you know exactly what I'm talking about!
So yesterday, I only got 1 1/2 bookmarks done. Sharon generously suggested I try some bookmark patterns from her blog, and so I copied the diagrams (without actually reading the instructions, mind you) and went to work.
Four repeats into the Easter Cross my tatting curled so outrageously that I cut it off. It would probably be okay with blocking, but I would much rather it lay straight and flat on its own! So, off to modify some of the stitch counts for me. Does that happen often to you? I feel like I must be a delinquent tatter to have so many great patterns fall to pieces at my finger tips! Obviously Sharon knows what she's doing! So why doesn't her stitch count work for me? Bah.
On to more bookmarks today! Hopefully I can make up for yesterday. If not, I'll just keep plugging away. My best to all of you! Happy Thursday!