InTatters is having a bookmark exchange and I joined it. I've never done an exchange before, so I'm very excited about this. I've been trying to decide which pattern and which thread to do it in. I've made several but I have not been happy with any of them.
This one is pretty good and was my first attempt. It was going pretty good when at the end I pulled the thread up at the end - and the thread broke! It left just a few fuzzy little strands, not enough to weave into any ds. I used the other tail to work it in somewhat, but I don't trust them not to come out again. I will probably put a touch of glue there to keep it from coming out, but it doesn't meet the standard of a gift.
I have done a couple other bookmarks that I will share another time - they don't meet the standard, either, but aren't too bad. But I don't like the way my blog decides where the pictures go (instead of me) so I'll post them at a different time. I WILL learn how to set this blog up better, some time. I just need to know where I can find some of that time. I seem to be very short of it right now.
With a deep breath and a prayer I look for the family to be done with hospital visits for awhile. Both my mother and my DH's mother are both home and doing well. My father is doing better but the doctor said he can't go home but needs to be moved to a convalescence home. This will be hard on everyone but a relief in many ways. He has been getting weaker and more confused lately. Now the doctor gets to be the bad guy instead of the family for telling him he'd have to go to a home.
But this means that I won't have much time for me for awhile. I've been taking a few minutes here and there to visit other's blogs and InTatters, but not really enough time to get pictures ready and post. I hope to get the other bookmarks up in a few days. Wouldn't that be nice?
And tatting is so portable I can take it with me almost anywhere. So I have hope in getting a few things done. Wish me luck!
Labels: bookmark, family, hospital