OKAY; Readers, please understand. My buddy, Jane Eborall, has been "tutoring" me, virtually, as she searched for a drawing program for our Macs. We tried 'em all; and, I even bought one that didn't work out! The best one for tatting design purposes, is user friendly and produces good results ~ EasyDraw.
I admit that I haven't tried it on a tatting design; however, I have played a bit. I sent my self-portrait (above) to Jane, as a joke, in response to her blogged 'self-portrait' . She told me to put my result on my blog ~ I am 'sometimes' compliant and with apologies to true artists out there. . .
I am still tatting on Christmas themes; although, I do have my Secret Santa recipients' piece tatted and am filling the packet. In Tatters suggested using a padded envelope. That made it difficult, having to limit my choices; to those that are fairly 'flat', unbreakable seem to meet the value set. I'd rather use a box!
Also busily winding a variety of threads for the thread exchange on Celtic Tatting forum. I believe we each have 5 people. Next up is a Mark Meyer's Turkey because it is easy and quick, for cousin Trudy. Trudy requested holiday motif as she is going to make a calendar with my tatted appliques. Also, there is a special piece of tatting going out to Debbie in Oklahoma. Not a tatter but certainly a devoted Mother and woman of faith, as am I.
I'm working on an adaptation of Karey Solomon's Candle, from Make Many Merrily. Remember that whenever Bev says, "Adaptation" the meaning is, "made an error early on; and changed the pattern." I will post it later but it will be going on my cousin's Christmas Card ('cause she won't 'see' the mistake, not being a tatter). But, you tatters will notice! One of these days I'll tat Karey's pattern as stated, although I'm confused about the beginning ~ obviously, because that is where I made the error.