I did try the latest new editor. It looked like I had uploaded 4 photos but I ended up with only one. I have it already figured out how to get the one I want on top with the old editor. Now it will take way more manipulation than I've ever done before. The one nice thing is that you can "preview" before publishing and see what it looks like. I saw there were several complaints already. This explains some of the issues bloggers have been having lately with their photos and posts. It seems I won't have a choice for very long. I suppose I can always find a different source for blogging.
I'm tatting again for the dye batch. I realized I have a lot of ecru colored thread that was given to me and ecru dyes as easily as white so this seems like a good way to use it. This edging is from Tatting by Cathy Bryant. It uses two shuttles. I've got about 18" inches done now and one shuttle is nearly empty. I don't like the way I have to fiddle with it to get it to lay nicely. The segments tend to flip. Once it's stitched down, it won't be a problem, but getting it to behave for dying could be something else.
I really miss the "recent documents" feature on this computer. I couldn't find where I put the word doc that I saved but I did find the printout. This is crocheted ricrac from http://foxslane.blogspot.com I'm going to try to substitute it in some of my regular ricrac/tatting patterns. The key is to use the right thread and hook size to match regular ricrac. I noticed even when I tested the vintage patterns that some ricracs didn't work as well as others. The vintage directions didn't give any dimensions to work with. This braid is also used in Romanian Point Lace sometimes too, especially where you want a little more frill than the basic cord.
I now have a defective water tank in my well pit to deal with along with house repairs and replacing the pole my electric meter is on. Funny how one thing leads to another and another and another. Eventually it will all come together but for now it's very frustrating. That could lead to all the MORE tatting!