On the tatting front, I took a shot at tatting with some ribbon. I kept seeing these beautiful flowers on my Pintrest feed from a Japanese tatter, Atelier Sakamichi(?). I went back through some older links and found a tutorial by Corina Meyfeldt on some basics. I used some 1/8 inch ribbon I had on hand (I have to go buy some organza type ribbon soon). I wanted to make some "puffy hearts" at first. The ribbon got twisted on the second "heart" and I found I liked it better than the first. Stitch counts were just a shot in the dark at this point.
I kept going, reworking the stitches as I went. I didn't want to throw this away after all that tatting. After making two more hearts they became "petals". I tried twisting and arranging them into what I hoped resembled a flower.