Still another from Iris Niebach -- all in one pass. This little square motif is "Cactus" from the free patterns she has generously shared at Iris Niebach's Tatting Online This one is made with DMC Cèbèlia size 30 thread. It looks pretty good without blocking. I think it might fit over a satin Christmas ornament -- maybe I should make a matching one for the bottom and try it out. It has been a while since I posted anything. I've been creating UFO's (no, no -- not the alien things, just unfinished objects). We took the girls to Disneyland for spring break, and I tatted while standing in lines. I got some strange looks, some whispers behind my back, and a couple of people interested enough to ask about it. However -- I didn't actually finish anything. Maybe the lines weren't long enough, eh?
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.