This is my punk Betty Boop -- maybe Batty Boop? With her bright green lipstick she really should have had shocking blue hair. I learned a lot doing this TIAS from Jane Eborall. For one thing when she says size 20 thread, she means it! So, poor Batty Boop has a balloon skirt instead of a nice neat bell. I could go get some 20 thread, or maybe I could just make her again using some smaller beads. But, I'll keep that in the thinkin' stage for a while. She deserves some unique time!
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.