I'm now a couple rounds behind, but that is partly by design. When I was keeping up and completing the rounds as they were being published, I found some tips on other blogs that would have been helpful. I couldn't take advantage of those tips because I was already on the next round. So I'm going to lag behind, let ya'll make the mistakes and publish tips. Then I'll swoop in and do the round the easiest way possible. Does that make me a tatting cheater?
Another reason I've fallen behind is that other projects are always beckoning. I have always loved Renulek's tatting embellished Easter eggs, so I'm in the process of making some. I got these eggs at Hobby Lobby and painted them to look like this.
this pattern. Here's how it turned out.