While at Tat Days in September I picked up ‘Flights of Fancy’ by Martha Ess. For my first project out of it I chose the Chinese Dragon. I had thought to use a lighter color than the Lizbeth 674 Garnet Dark but decided a dark color fits my vision of a Chinese dragon – at least today. I like it in this color until I have to take out stitches when a mistake it made.
Note to self: DON’T make mistakes!
I was working on this in a waiting room when the two ladies at the desk asked what I was doing. I explained a bit and one of the ladies immediately Googled it. She was quite impressed by all the tatting she found on-line.
About a week later I was tatting in another quite large waiting room that has plants strategically placed all around and in the middle. A lady on the other side of the room leans around a large plant and asks if I’m tatting. When I admit I am she comes over to see how it’s done. I show her a bit and answer a few questions. Then a gentleman comes over to see what I’m doing. When they leave the ladies at the desk also want to know what I’m doing, so I show them. I actually enjoyed my wait that day 🙂
Unfortunately, I still haven’t finished my dragon. I’ve been working a lot of hours and even when I have a few minutes I’m so tired I don’t feel like tatting. Even so, I’m hoping to finish it soon. I’m at the ears, then the easy part going down the back.
Maybe I should find somewhere else I need to sit in a waiting room to finish it. Even if that meant I might get interrupted by questions about what I’m making.
I could handle that.
“Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting.” Joyce Meyer brainyquote.com