Again, dipping into Iris Niebach's "Tatted Doilies" -- this one is Eleonora. It is made with Coats hand quilting thread. The colors are muted pastels and prettier than the scan shows. It looks especially washed out and pale next to the machine quilting "rainbow" varigated thread. I'm not really satisfied with it, as I stressed it too much when I blocked it. I'll have to try this one again!
Tatting while listening to audio books is what I call relaxation. I get home from work, get dinner out of the way, then park myself in my favorite chair. I pick up my lap desk covered with shuttles, patterns, strings and beads, stick the earbuds in and say, "Checking out!" Nobody bothers me then -- until it's time to go ride the stationary bike, that is.