Can you stand one more picture of my many, many variations of Mark-My-Words? Here, I've substituted lock stitch chain for the midsection of the bottom arm of the cross (2 vsp 1 [lc total 5 1st half DS alternating with 4 2nd half DS) 1 vsp 2). This is the one I like best, and the one I'll keep tatting (for now!)
The Palmetto Tatters met 10 days ago, 5/18 - and I got to be with them! Due to some software upgrades at work, I didn't have to work - - in fact, my boss encouraged me to go to "my event!" I had such a wonderful time - I have really missed attending the meetings and enjoying the company of fellow tatters.
I had a question today about the brooch class I'll be teaching at Palmetto Tat Days in September - Beth asked what size button to get. It's really the size of the shank, more than the size of the button - here are three buttons, all with the same size shank. They all fit the tatted backing, and the shanks are the same size, so they will all go through the metal split ring that is at the center of the tatted backing. More on the classes and prep later - we're packing up to hit the road for a day or so!