Motif 16 - the hunt for the lost motif
Ok so it is NOT the pattern I said I was going to do for Motif 16...ah well...
A while ago I did a very nice little blue motif. Before the challenge so it did not count. But it was nice so I tatted it and moved on to the next thing on the ever-increasing list...
A few months later - I was looking for motifs to tat for the challenge when I came across this curious little blue motif and thought I might like to do it again. So I went to my trusty tatting diary to find out where it came from and SHOCK ....HORROR.....I had NOT even entered it!
Was it Konior? NO. Was it from a Japanese book? NO. Where the heck did it come from?
This was so very very not me with my obsession of recording everything I tat. So I started trying to find the pattern. No luck. So I went to InTatters and humbly asked for help. How embarrassing LOL The Pattern Hunter that can usually find even the more obscure patterns for people, couldn't find a simple motif that she tatted less than a year ago!!!! HA HA HA.
No luck with that line of inquiry either......hmmmm.....
UNTIL....... 3 months later and hours of frustrated book looking. (Well that has upsides though...patterns....lovely patterns.....precious patterns.......And yes I guess at times some of those hours were not actually LOOKING for THAT pattern in particular..........)
I gave up on looking and decided to tat something out of Jan Stawasz's Tatting Theory and Patterns. Maybe something square? Ah there is a lovely looking one on page 75-77 - Doily Set! Hmm ...nice....I'll do .....WHAT???????????
There it was - staring me in the face, laughing, pointing and shouting IDIOT and running away. The darn motif!!
So I set myself a punishment - in a way only tatters could think of - I decided that I HAD to tat that whole mat so I would never forget again. (cool punishment hey??)
So here it is and seeing it is made from the "lost" motif I am putting it in here as Motif 16.
Lovely to tat BTW if you are thinking of trying it!