This was a thank-you gift to my friend, Dina. When my husband and I first met, he was living in Utah, and I was in Colorado. He came to visit me every other weekend, and needed a place to sleep while he was here. Dina and her husband very generously offered to let him stay there. Eventually, my husband proposed and moved here a few months later. He still had no place to stay, so they let him stay there until we were married. We are so indebted to Dina and her husband! Just after we were married, I tatted this for her to show my gratitude.
I used size 20 ecru DMC Cordonnet. The pattern called Occasional Doily and is in Tatting Doilies and Edgings edited by Rita Weiss.