I've mentioned before that my go-to gift for some special occasions are cross bookmarks. Recently I had two such occasions, one sad, one happy.
I made a cross for my sister-in-law when they recently lost their son. I couldn't make up my mind which one to tat so I made up one. I'm not sure I like it that much, but it looks okay. I've tried coming up with a name for it, but they are all sad - "Sorrowful Cross," "Funeral Cross," that type of thing. I'll come up with something sometime.
© Wanda Salmans September 2015
The other occasion was much happier. We just installed a new pastor at our church, and what better gift to give him than a bookmark for his Bible? This is a traditional pattern that I've made several times
. It tats up quickly and is a nice size for a Bible.
Both bookmarks were made in Lizbeth size 20 thread, in, I think, #652 Royal Blue. After making the first I still had plenty of thread for the second one. It is a suitable color for men or women, don't you think?
I've been doing a lot of tatting lately and still feel I don't have enough time to do all that I would like. The holidays are fast approaching as well as several birthdays and a craft show in November. I just can't tat fast enough. Isn't that the way it goes - when you're busy you keep finding other things to do as well? I'm thinking I should be making a few more cross bookmarks so I have a few handy when needed.
Oh! another something I want to be doing.
"People give one another things that can't be gift wrapped."
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