Happy Mother's Day to all.I took a quiet day to myself, did some tatting on a doily that I will show when I have finished the last half of the last round. It is based on the Antique Medallion in a previous post.
I know that I had planned on posting all the pages from the Antique Booklet, and that I haven't gotten very far in it yet. I will apologize for that and try to get more of the pages posted in the next few days.
Yesterday was a granddaughter's 5th birthday. I got to spend a good part of the day with some of the grandkids, that always makes for a nice day.
The 2 oldest granddaughters have celebrated their First Communions. these are the cross bookmarks that I made for them.
The one on the left is Camilla from Tatted Bookmarks by Lene Bjorn, the one on the right is a cross I have done so much, that I don't need a pattern and have no idea who if anyone published it. Since it is so basic and simple, I feel sure that someone has.
The thread is size 20 Lizbeth and the color is Springtime. The scan doesn't do the colors justice, they really pop. The thread is very easy to work with and you can un-tat fairly easily without shredding the thread. After reading some other's experiences with the ends not staying hidden, I hid ends under 6 or 7 stitches instead of the usual 4, or to the first picot, whichever comes first.
It was a fairly nice day today. The high was in the low 60's and it wasn't too windy and the sun was shinning. Maybe spring really is on the way. Hubby actually got to spend some time in the field. Crops are getting planted very late this year.