Can't share any tatting because I'm not at home with my scanner; and, forgot to bring my portable scanner; however, that does not mean I have not been tatting.
I've been free tatting to come up with a design for lesson four in Design-Tat. I could not concentrate enough to think of something to 'design', draw pictures. No visions in my head of any design. I just began with Sharon's first round as directed and then began to 'free tat' ~ not thinking of anything really. Used some split rings, mock picots and chains; just playing and not really trying anything. La, la, la, just moving along upon the thread with no real design in mind.
I began with size 10 lavender thread and discovered about 3/4 of the way into the free tatting, that I'd put one too many rings in the first round. The second go with was size 20 cobalt thread; as I basically liked what had happened with the lavender. OF COURSE, I came to the place where I'd tied a reef knot in some leftover thread wound back on that shuttle. Sigh. So I left the big lump that came when I tatted over the short ends. La, La, La! Rewinding CTM new thread on two shuttles, I've begun again ~ each time I've made a slight adjustment. It has become vaguely related to a cross (sort of like a maltese cross shape). At this point, it could finish it off as a square; it seems to want to go that way. But it could be a diamond shape, too. Or, even a heart shape. We shall see, we shall see. Who knows what will emerge?
DH kept asking, when he began talking again (cognitive skills came slowly last week); one of the first things he asked was, "Are you going to go have your hair styled? You are in civilization ~ be sure to get your hair styled." He doesn't know it, but I'm also going to have the van washed before we go home! On the 31st I stopped at Super Cuts and had the Super-cut III on Kris and I. Loyal was all smiles when his "girls" walked into the room freshly coiffed. What a guy!
I've been up to other "mischief" but only my closest friends get in on those escapades. We've (well I HAVE) been enjoying the various restaurants in Tucson. Good eateries are hard to come by in Silver. So we've had Olive Garden (I know, some of this is going to sound so pathetic to you!), Charro's (overpriced), Apple-bee's (music too loud this time) and last night my favorite treat to myself ~ East Indian cuisine! ahhhh chai, tandoori chicken, vegetable samosas ~ my cup runneth over. It is on Broadway at around 4600 block and is a quiet, restful eating experience at New Deli Indian Cuisine. I give it five stars. Mostly because the wait staff doesn't hover; just does their job and leaves one in peace and the music wasn't Ballywood, but was also lovely and peaceful. Did I mention it was so peaceful?
Well, the illusive physician is writing discharge orders as I keyboard; so will finish up and get back to my friends and the blog a bit later. :>) Big Smiles and happy dance, now a 3 1/2 hour drive home on Wednesday.