I've actually made something useful, or at least something to be used, rather than stuffed in a drawer. A table runner, hooray, for those rare occasions when my table isn't piled high with stuff.
This is one of my favorite edging patterns, "Dentelle avec Fleurs, en lignes sinueuses" from the book La Frivolite from the Cartier-Bresson company, published probably 1920's. (I've written about it before, when I did my practice piece.)
In the original pattern, the rows I've done in ecru had picots tied to the center row with bits of thread, sometimes 3 picots at a time, and there was bare thread running behind the rings. With modern techniques I've fixed all of that.
I owe all of this to the Antique Pattern Library, a treasure trove of patterns of all sorts of needlework. Unlike some, they are very careful to make sure that the items they post are public domain or the copyright holder has given their permission. In fact, they have been given permission to post all of the Workbasket magazines in their entirety, a project which is on going. If you go to their home page HERE you will see some red headers near the top, for Tatting, for Workbasket Magazine, and lots of other crafts to take you directly to your favorite hobbies.
You will also see, near the top and bottom, a yellow Donate button. This non-profit organization does so much good for needlecrafters, I encourage you to help them out. Their fundraising goal for this year is $6000 and they are about half way there. Small donations are welcome; I think most of their funding comes from lots and lots of tiny gifts. (I'm promoting it here because I like it so much; I do not get any recompense for advertising for them.)
My table runner isn't perfect, and I wish my picots had been more regular, but I've entered it in the State Fair anyway. I'll find out how I did in a few days.