Birthday gift

I made this cross bookmark for one of my Sunday School students who's birthday was this week.  I had planned on making it several weeks ago but that was while I was getting ready for the craft show, so it got put off.  Then there was the week before Thanksgiving trying to get some neglected cleaning done before our daughter's family arrived for the weekend.  Then there was Thanksgiving and all the get-togethers and dinners.  Sunday morning arrived and it wasn't done yet!

Luckily I woke early, even before the grandchildren, and was able to get started on it.  I kept making mistakes on stitch counts and joins, and then the kids got up.  Just a few more distractions while I hurried to finish it before church.  Amazingly, I did it.

This is made with Lizbeth size 20 in #641 Lilac Dark for the rings and #633 Dark Purple for the chains.  The pictures, at least on my computer, come out looking like shades of blue, but trust me, they're purple! I'm pretty sure she'll like it as purple is her favorite color.  

I say pretty sure because after all that hurrying to get it done, her family was out of town for the holidays so she hasn't seen it yet. Oh, well, it's done.  Much better to have it done and her not there that the other way around!

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend with several dinners and lots of family. We don't see much of some of the families that much anymore, which is sad.  Fortunately we still try to get together for Thanksgiving and Christmas and most are able to make one or the other, and if we are lucky, both.  Hopefully some that couldn't make it for Thanksgiving will be able to come for Christmas.

Now things have settled down a bit, at least for a few days, and I can think what I still need to make and do for Christmas.  Unlike Diane I haven't been getting any snowflakes made.  She has made some beautiful ones this year.  I need to get motivated and make some myself.

"A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer."
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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