It took me a bit but I got real confused with the chain at first but in no time i was back at it. I am using my least favorite shuttle too. for some reason I just dont like the metal shuttle with the bobbin, it just dosent cooperate properly for me I ordered a plastic one in hopes it will be a bit nicer to me :)
Here is what I am doing at the moment juts a practice piece I still need to get comfy with it again so my stitches arent that pretty.
Now maybe I can do some "real" tatting as some of you have put it LOL ;)
I am gonna try to leave my needles alone for awhile and work with the shuttle more its becoming more comfortable as I go.
On another note our Christmas was just a day, it didnt feel real special because my 8yr old son had to misbehave horribly last night after Santa came. I am not going into detail because its just not nice what he did it made the day rough for us all. I just want to forget it this year will go down as one of the "rougher" years hoping 2009 will bring better luck and more positivity in life. I know others have it worse and have more problems, we handle what we can.
hope everyone had a good Christmas