Such a delicate little thing, she is. Measuring just 1.75 by 1.25 inches (about 4.4 by 3.2 cm), this version of Aphrodite by Sherry Pence is made in Coats hand quilting thread. it took me two tries to get the thread spacing between the rings to work right. Oh, but those spaces make such lovely wings. This one was done late at night so nobody was there to chant insect body parts at me. Even the antennae turned out just right. Now that I've done the pattern once, I need to go back and do it in two colors like the original pattern!
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.