I thoroughly enjoyed tatting this bookmark by Frivole - the Flowering Quatrain Bookmark in Size 20 Lizbeth. The color is a brighter pink than shows up on the photo, and it seemed like this pattern really deserved a solid color to show it off. Now I'd like to do it again, paying closer attention to being more consistent with picot size. I also really like how this is done in one pass - split rings are lifesavers.
My cave had a workout this past week because of the record-setting heat we've been having. Upper 90's to even 102F, with high humidity - ugh. I pretty much only went outside to go to and from work or water my flowers and veggie garden - otherwise it was much more comfortable in the air-conditioning doing absolutely nothing, since the heat just sucks the energy right out of me. (Have you ever had your glasses fog up just by stepping outside?) We FINALLY have some relief after some storms passed through last night. We went from 100 degrees to 75 in just a couple of hours. It feels so good to have the windows open again!
I also made one of these cute little bags - the Little Boxy Pouch. It's a quick, easy pattern, and I've made it in a few different sizes. The pattern makes a very small pouch - but I revised and cut this one in 10x12 rectangles instead of what the pattern calls for. This particular one is about perfect to hold all those products I travel with - even a makeup pouch would fit in here along with the shampoo, disposable razors, etc. I think this bag could hold various UFO's too . . .
Speaking of UFOs, I'm wondering what to work on next. The unfinished doily? The handkerchief edging that I started ages ago? I sort of put them aside as county fair tatting projects when I realized that I would be on vacation and unable to be at the fair. I think they might be 2013 fair entries :)