Some of you know I have been working the TAT program. That is Tatters Across Time. You can find it here. I have had the Apprentice level for a couple of years and as soon as I got that one, I sent for the next part, the Artisan level. I tatted up the items required, but I sat on it and sat on it, needing to finish the last part by tatting 2 rings. I just did not do it. I don't know why.
Finally, about the end of February or so, I did tat the rings and submitted the projects. (I was spurred by another friend sending hers in.) Now to wait. It takes a couple of months because they mail the submittal to each of three "graders" for evaluation. I got a notice that it would possibly take a little longer for this one, but not because of anything I had done. Well, life happens, so fine.
Yesterday, I received my materials back in the mail and enclosed was the Artisan pin. It also has the evaluations from each person. Yes, I did go through the evaluations. One of the purposes is to get better. If you read constructive criticism, you will learn to make your work better. I appreciate every comment. The big surprise, though, was one piece that I really did not think was that good was liked by everyone! I guess I need to stop pre-judging myself.
Sorry, but I cannot post pictures of the items in the project. The organization specifically request that you do not in order to maintain the integrity of the program and not give someone an unfair advantage. I agree with that idea and will go along with it.