Number 15 for my 25 Motif Challenge (which I've missed by, oh...a good 9 or 10 months, and which I miscounted, but I still don't think I'm going to get 25 before the end of this year either *sigh*).
This one is a top and bottom copied from one of my old ornaments, so I have no idea of its origin. I made the top and bottom to try lacing them together after a discussion with to MSquared. This was not what I had in mind so I just dropped in my finished tatting drawer and moved on. When it came time to enter the fair I scrabbled around in the drawer looking for something I've made within the last year (fair years run from August to August) and re-discovered this one. I decided that the fastening thread made an interesting zig-zag after all then dropped it in with the stuff to go to the Fair. Apparently, the judges liked the zig-zag lacing it together, as well, because it's got a blue first place ribbon, too.
I do wish I'd taken a picture of it before hauling it out to the fair -- because what ever that is on the shelf below the ornament looks ...um... somewhat inappropriate for a G rated blog.
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.