I had completely forget it! Some years ago - forget how many - I gave her that fan as a Christmas' present. Pattern for the edging is Ila Frost's "block and clover edge" (I found a link, even I can't remember if that was my first source!): http://www.georgiaseitz.com/classes2/blocktat/frost.html
We worked in public, I had my semi-invisible tatting and others worked on their bobbins.
Here it is the bobbin lace in progress by a talented boy just 10yo! He started learning in May!!
I also brought one rings' pillow I did last year, edging is from Priscilla Tatting Book #2
and also I showed the squared doilies in Bosa's filèt:
While I was there, I worked at my glass xmas' balls, diameter is 4cm, thread is Finca light gold (I doubled the thread) and the pattern is ... ergh, actually they are original but I can say something only about the last, this time I needed 5 prototypes to get a "passable" pattern, I was looking for that all-in-one-pass kind of pattern, eventually I got it. But I finished the balls!
I tried climbing to the outer round with the method learned from the rose in Priscilla Tatting Book #3, and I think it's quite good, even they're not double stitches. It is a valid alternative to the split chain method.
And what do you do with your last bits of thread? There's not only butterflies out there!
( http://www.learnalbanianlanguage.com/Pages/Albanian_farewell_expressions.aspx )