Yeah, yeah, I know -- it was supposed to be DONE in one year not two or even ...ahem... three. Finally made it to Seventeen though.
Last May (yes, May), I made these green snowflakes from the Ariel pattern in The Tatter's Treasure Chest. They've been waiting until this week for the center bit and for getting stuck onto the Styrofoam ornament. My dad's been visiting us so it was a golden opportunity to tat and chat -- I tatted and chatted; dad just chatted. I made up the middle, and it didn't work quite like I envisioned, but I like it well enough not to take it off and start over!
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.