H gets to play with our old camera sometimes. And it sure is a nice day today outside.
Look — the Brunnera! I thought I killed a lot of plants with neglect last year, but many are coming back. Little troopers.
And due to the deafening clamor of nobody asking about the tatting (what? what? isn’t tatting super-fascinating? Isn’t that why it’s so popular and everybody is doing it?), here is some tatting I did today. I am finding this craft not forgiving of mistakes. However, it is entertaining, easy to put down and pick up (at least when the pattern is very simple) and oh-so-little. I’m no good at it still, but this little piece does represent improvement. I’ve just been tatting rings and chains over and over and then pretty much tossing them. My tension should improve with practice. And I’m slowly catching on to the basic technique. There are a lot of other techniques to learn, but I’m just trying to get the hang of rings, chains, and regular lock joins. And when I use two shuttles, I’ve got to figure out what to do with the non-working one while making a ring with the other. Here’ s the marvelously named site that helped me finally be able to tat more than one ring in sequence. Niiiiiice and slow. I found some good videos online, too, but they didn’t break it down to quite the basic level I was needing. I think I will use them to improve, though. I don’t really do much of this; life is busy, but when I can find a few minutes, I practice.