We stayed downtown at a quirky but spotless hotel and had a lovely dinner. We have a lot of fun together anyway but the chance to be away was extra nice.
I got to TAT. I tatted in my room before going to bed- watched Masterpiece Theater on the computer and tatted. I tatted in the morning before the conference and I tatted during the whole conference, I tatted on the plane home yesterday. It's been such a dearth of tatting, this was truly a treat. (Lest you think I didn't enjoy the conference, I really did and came home brimming with ideas for school too- I just pay attention better if I have something to occupy my hands.)
Since I didn't check a bag, I didn't bring a scissors - boy, was that weird! I always have a scissors in my tatting stuff so I had to finish up everything last night. I did have the pendant clover thing for some cutting but I didn't want to risk having to throw good scissors away.
I tried a new motif (#18)- another cross from Elizabeth Zipay. It's lovely and simple. And while I like doing newer techniques- and feel like I can do them well- there's something also very appealing about just chains and rings.
It's all size 20, all Lizbeth except for the little one which is done is one of Anika's lovely HDT and one of Elizabeth's free patterns.
Latin for today: potesne mihi telephonice scribere? = Can you text me?