Travelling means lots of time sitting on airplanes or waiting in airports.... which means.... tatting time! I managed to just about complete the next two rounds of my butterfly table decoration (only a few repeats left on this row). It now measures 21.5 inches across. There are two rows left. This piece was the only tatting I took with me.
Here it is, on my ironing board.
The last row was another with long chains
which unfortunately need pressing into place
to get them to behave!
Ironing it also got me to notice that I'd made a small mistake on the previous row! Oh Dear. But there will be no cutting and repairing I'm afraid, those rounds are just too long to remake! The mistake will remain and become part of the "personality" of the piece I've decided.