Here’s wishing all my readers & visitors to this blog, a very happy new year !
May your old wishes be fulfilled as new ones are formed :-)
May you have plenty of supplies for all your creative ventures …
And keep your muse working to inspire us all with your projects .
I thank you for your support throughout. Your comments always inspire or make me introspect; silence can be quite revealing too.
Looking back, & reading through my resolutions & objectives for 2015, I'm happy to say that I managed to fulfill many of them in some or full measure. This has been a year truly dedicated to tatting (to the neglect of all else) ! The journey is still on & I hope you continue to share it with me :-)
I learned many new techniques, tatted so many doilies & other little pieces, took a leap from size 20 to 40 (;-P), was inspired to create my own small patterns, definitely made progress on Inkscape, converted some of my patterns into proper pdf downloads, .....
I joined Georgia's Online Tatting Class & while it is so exhilarating, educative & interactive, my only regret is that I have not been able to tat all the wonderful patterns shared there by generous & creative designers. Maybe I can plug along in the rear ....
I completed my 2nd 25 Motif Challenge & have in reality completed my 3rd, but haven't been able to post the projects. I have been including/counting only those 'motifs' where something new was learned, applied, tweaked, .....
My tree would've been quite full of tatted snowflakes had I laboured to string them on ;-( Hopefully in 2016 ...
No new resolutions this year. I just hope to carry on, doing new things but also trying to bridge the backlog.
I will be joining the Pinterest Challenge, though ! It began with Margaret & Suzanne, then Carollyn joined in a few months back.
It's really very simple - all you need to do is select one pin every month from pinterest & do it - it could be a craft, a DIY, anything really that you think you want to do. Keep it secret till the end of the month when each posts their challenge. I've been pinning for over 2 years & have wanted to try out a lot of stuff; this is my motivation/impetus/nudge to finally try some out !
We're calling ourselves the pinChers & hoping many more of you will join us :-) One small "pin"step at a time - that's what it's all about.
In my next post, I will share some 'new' & some 'old' but tweaked effects ... these still need refining, but since I've taken up wool for the winters, tatting those will take some time. It is still whirling round in my head, though ;-P
Again, thanks for your support & readership :-)
Is there Anything you would like me to change in my blog/posts ? What improvements would you like me to make ? Please leave your suggestions - all feedback & criticism is appreciated.