After an all morning meeting, my head is swimming but I was able to secure a spot on an earlier flight, so barring any unforeseen issues I should be back home before everyone is in bed. On the one hand, it'd be so nice to have a couple days to see Chicago, but on the other hand, I sure do love being home. I bet you can guess why.
Flying out was pretty turbulent with plenty of delays, but the view was grand.
I kept myself pretty entertained on the flight. First, I finished tatting that little flower design I was making.
It's a simple choker based on a couple different motifs in my tatting book. I'll pick up some findings and finish it off, eventually.
I learned a lot working on this. I don't really have any need for a tatted choker, but forcing myself to create a project help me to perfect some of the techniques.
Once that was done, I started on a slightly more complicated border.
This version uses two different colors instead of the single color and single strand design of the choker.
By the end of the trip, I had created this
I think I want to use this as the top trim on a little evening bag, something just big enough to hold an ID, and some cash. Now I'm thinking I want more tatting books. Evil little craft.
The one thing I find a little challenging, right now, is starting a new thread, when the shuttle is empty. If any of you tatting experts have links to a good description, I'd love to know. It seems like the thicker the yarn, the harder it is to join a new thread, but that could just be my ignorance.