This is such a neat pattern! Of the butterflies I've done from Sherry Pence's "The Exquisite Collection of Tatted Butterflies" this Prima is my sister's favorite. Of course, she wishes I'd done it in the lovely shades of green Sherry used in her book (which almost gives it the delicacy of a luna moth). I used Coats pastel variegated hand-quilting thread. I need to try this one again in a larger thread as I had some difficulty manipulating the center chains. Well, either that or I need to get new glasses. This is another of those poor dears that has the unevenly knotted antennae. I keep thinking the thread is going to fray down to the base and unravel the whole thing. Probably an unfounded worry; nevertheless, I do those knots.
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.