Tatting normally flows for me. It's soothing, rhythmical, and effortless. But just lately, it's not been so. I've become too obsessed with improving rather than enjoying and in fact, I think it's made my tatting worse!
That last Iris Niebach motif was awful. And even this one below was hard work - I don't think I've ever untatted so much in one small motif!!
My proposed remedy is to go backwards a bit and just enjoy tatting as I did before, not worrying about the side or the up or down join for a bit. Until I get "my flow" back!
This is a motif from Blomqvist and Persson's Book
"Tatting Patterns and Designs"
It is tatted in Lizbeth 20
Country Grape Lt.
But does this motif look familiar to you? I'm sure I've tatted something very similar before... but at the moment I can't remember where it was from or when I tatted it!
I decided to decorate a couple of Aerlits for myself to give them a good try. This one in a lovely vintage floral print went so well with the thread, I had to show you a photo: