Believe it or not, I’ve actually finished the cross bookmark pattern. For once everything went smoothly while I diagrammed it, and it was even finished a few days ago. I’ve added the pattern to My Patterns page. Look for “April’s Cross Bookmark”.
I’ve started a couple of new projects this week but neither are to a point I want to share them yet. This is becoming a very busy month with several birthdays, Mother’s Day, and graduations to find gifts for. I actually found the cross bookmarks I had lost – I’d put them in a safer place, where I could find them. Sure. But they are found so I don’t have to rush so much for the graduations. The birthdays are something else. Not sure how those are going to go.
This morning while I drank my tea (Twinnings of London’s Pure Peppermint Herbal Tea) I was sitting in the front yard enjoying the day before it gets really hot and watching the barn swallows try to get me to leave. They have a nest on the side of the house and were trying to distract me from it. I wish I could have gotten a picture of them but they fly and dart around pretty fast. Also sharing my front yard today was a rather large turtle. He was going through the tall grass (we need to mow) and I almost didn’t see him. He was at least 12 inches long – around here, that’s a pretty big turtle. What he was doing so close to the house I don’t know. I went back a little later and he had moseyed on to where ever he was going. Hopefully out of the yard, as my husband is supposed to mow tonight.
As I don’t have much tatting done this week I thought I’d share with you an edging I did a long time ago from thread my got from my grandmother. She had some crocheting left on the ball, which will remain forever unfinished. But I made a tatted edging for a napkin with it, which will always make me think of her. She gave me the teapot when I was a little girl. It presided over many tea parties over the years. One day I hope to use it at a tea party with my granddaughter.
Tea parties with grandmother – happy memories in a teapot.