Not my usual post, sorry there isn't new tatting to show. I've had a stiff neck for days, I'm definitely too young to call it cervical arthritis, and I'm confident that calling it simply "stiff neck", tomorrow or the day after, I feel good. That said, I can't do chores and I can't stay up late tatting and even if now I've got abundant dmc Special Dentelles size 80 white and green, I'm still at half of round 15 of WIOSNA2016 (designed by Renulek).
Now to the second pain... I fulfil many italian stereotypes, but not the "cooking mama" - but I have to cook. This morning I opted to put in the oven courgettes and aubergines, I simply slice them up and put in a baking tray, when they're cooked I flavour with salt, oil, sometimes capers, sometimes fresh basil. I bet you already guessed: I cut myself - in a point of my right thumb that is perfectly centered by the thread during each back and forth movement done by the shuttle (slip and slide way -- thank you for the pdf Mrs Jane!). Of course, a bloody cut is incompatible with B5200 bright white.
Plan B for the afternoon: test tatting a doodle from my notebook,
... with a dark green thread, stain-resistant. I started and the pattern's working, but that cut insisted that I had to change hobby. So I took out the sewing machine and produced a little shoulder bag, to replace my old one.
Just few last words, not all my afternoons are so fun, the stiff neck won't last long.
When I post again, it will be August, already.