I'm back. It's been a long several months, but nothing monumental happened - just life. Recovery from my elbow surgery has been very slow, but ongoing. I've learned that nerves have a timetable of their own and do not take kindly to being rushed. Gradually, I have been able to tat more and more. As the very busy semester came to a close in the past couple weeks, I've started tatting again in earnest, finishing a couple hankies, tatting in public, giving away a couple small pieces, and planning a summer project (as usual, it's a secret because it's a gift for someone who may be reading this).