Well, it's been a while. I've been through a rough patch with DH in the hospital twice and having to care for autistic DS3 by myself. So, I was completely stressed and busy for a while. He is doing much better now, but it has been taking me some time to recover. Once I could relax a little, an odd sort of inertia set in and I was getting nothing done. I had kept in touch with a few friends, whose support kept me going, but otherwise, I was doing very little online, not even keeping up with email. I'm better too, now, but I had reverted to my status as a world class procrastinator when it came to getting back to blogging.
But then, it was like Tatland calling out to me to come back. Over a short space of time, I noticed several people posting pictures of things they had made from my patterns, including Fox, Jane M, and Sally. Out of the blue, Fox sent me the package below with beads and a yummy little motif, and Erin sent me a link to a tatting history article.
So, I sternly told myself it was time to get up off my butt and start blogging again. Who knows, I may even eventually get back to the history blog as well. The new book is woefully behind schedule, but I'm working on it again. Things are looking up.
Oh, and Happy Tatting Day, too.