Three more from Tatting by Myra Piper. These are No. 23, 34, and 37. All have been done in Coats "Button Carpet & Craft" thread (I can't figure out why they leave out the comma...unless there is such a thing as a button carpet?). I liked all of these, but think I would start somewhere different for No. 34. I did No. 37 with a split ring exit in the center rather than do the center as a separate row. Less cut and tie and hide is always a good thing. These measure 3" (11.5 cm), 3", and 2.75" (11 cm), respectively. That's a good, respectable size for a tree decoration. I might hunt up the invisible thread and make hangers for them. They would make good gifts or they might end up in my own decoration box.
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.