I had promised myself that I would get back to blogging once I got my life back under control. Things were looking good earlier in the year, but then they fell apart again when autistic DS3's group home closed down with only a few days notice. That seemed like a disaster at first, but was a blessing in disguise. Late last month he moved to a home for autistic adults that is better in every way than where he was before. It's not local, but I can get there with Amtrak. Last weekend, the whole family got together to give him a day out. We went hiking at Eno River Park and out to lunch. Then to make it something for everyone, we went to a gaming store for the guys, and to Scrap Exchange for the girls. That's sort of a huge secondhand store geared toward crafting. I bought stuff. Beware the giant bin of buttons :)
For a long time, I didn't do any tatting. Though tatting is an excellent stress reliever for most, above a certain level I just can't do it. Eventually I was ready to begin again, and I wanted something very old fashioned and traditional. I saw this image on Pinterest and thought it was something vintage, but I tracked it down to "Practical Tatting" by Phyllis Sparks from the early 1990's.
A quick trip to Bookfinders.com and I was in business. The yoke is made up of bunches of traditional style motifs. I was making good progress and then got sidetracked to another old fashioned project. More about that next time, maybe.