Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda

I coulda done
this little #41 MiniTat by Patti Duff better.

The center shoulda looked
like the top half and not the bottom,

and it woulda if
I had done the first join correctly.

this little regret
will be my #8 of The Challenge
and I'll just have to tat
Patti's clever pattern
all over again.

Poor me.  :)


***Jon**** said...

Oh .. don't feel bad about it. It looks quite pretty to me.

Gina said...

It will be so much easier the next time. For now, just stitch it on something with a beautiful button or bead in the center and you'll never have to think of it again!

Lelia said...

Oh my, I just ordered that book a few days ago - looking forward to it arriving ; )

sewmuchfun4 said...

Thanks Jon!
You know how it is - SO VERY CLOSE! It's the first thing I've tatted in a while (been sewing) and I felt like a tatting amnesiac when I got to that first join. By the next one, I had recovered my memory and felt like a doorknob! I was really excited by how quickly it tatted up for me - I used to LABOR over these minitats!

Hey Gina!
You and I think alike, but you think better than I do! I repurposed it using some simple embroidery stitches to cover the boo-boo, but it would have been SOOO much cuter to use a button or bead as you suggested!

Hi Lelia!
You will LOVE this book! It is one of my "what to do now" go-to's.

:) Ann

Happy Bluebird said...

The second time around always goes better :) I hate it when I'm thinking I'm pretty good and then realize that I biffed too far back to fix! I chalk it up as a 'practice' piece.

Isdihara said...

I would come tat it with you, if you thought having some company might help!

But I must agree with Jon and others, it looks quite pretty to me.

Fox said...

You coulda been easier on yourself.

You shoulda - because it looks great, in spite of a small memory lapse!

You woulda had it done in minutes if this had been the second tat, because Gina is right. The next time is always so much easier.

Fox : )

sewmuchfun4 said...

Hi Cindy!
It's funny because I knew right away that I had messed up, but kept going for practice thinking I would probably mess up somewhere else as well. Couldn't believe I made it the rest of the way! I'm going to do it again. It's a cool pattern and I really like the way the center looks.

Thanks Isdihara (aka Buffalo Gal)!
I welcome the company! We could tat by the light of the moon! :))))

You're too funny Fox!!! There will be a retat on this one - hopefully quicker and more accurate.

:) Ann

God's Kid said...

I think it looks good and I like the color! :)

sewmuchfun4 said...

Thank you God's Kid!

:) Ann

Martha said...

Wow -- I had to look really close at the center to see what you were talking about. I think it's so pretty, but if it really bothers you, I like Gina's bead or button idea.

If you do end up making another one, it would be interesting to see them side-by-side.