My eighth motif is the first item I have made for the international beginners' round robin. This is the first time I have used the scissors to cut out a section. I had spent almost two days trying to complete the fourth point of the star making many time-consuming corrections before I realized that initially I had joined the point to the wrong picot. I have kept the end of the point to use in a different manner. I was following a modification of a pattern from Festive Tatting by DMC which I did in a solid colour rather than each point in a different colour.