My goal yesterday was to tat Button Love Heart from Button Jar Tatting by Martha Ess, and I did it! It looks complicated, but Martha's step-by-step directions (written and diagrammed) were so clear that I had no problems at all.
Sometimes, it takes me forever to try something new. Instead of picking up my shuttles and tatting, I look over the patterns and get overwhelmed by what I'm looking at. More often than not, if I just find something I like and get right to it, everything works out fine. Even trying new techniques isn't bad, as long as I don't think about them too long!
I received some gorgeous buttons from a new tatting friend yesterday. I have so many ideas bouncing around in my brain right now! The buttons came pressed into a piece of foam board. Wasn't that a clever idea? I'm really eager to see what I can do with the domed buttons. What will these beauties become? Time will tell!