Well, I finally finished it this weekend! I remade the flowers to have the 5 chains but I prefer the others because the last round laid right next to the chains. I used size 80 vintage thread from Aunt Rose-E. Originally I was enchanted by the pattern and intended to make several repeats but getting that last leaf in was too fiddly for me.
video. It was a real help!
My older daughter (the one who tats too) and I went to a cafe this weekend for some special tatting time- I am SO lucky. We had fun! She's working on a totusmel pattern and I did the Tischband. We also talked about why tatting with tiny thread is fun but how it takes FOREVER to produce anything of size. : )
Latin for today: filiam meam amo - I love my daughter.