Our older daughter received one, but Grandma passed away befor our little Rosie Posie was born and I got to thinking that she wouldn't have a cross bookmark made for her...and that I needed to learn or none of our future loved ones would receive that cherished gift.
It turns out that there was a very beautiful cross, made by my Grandmother, that was gifted to her by a very caring Aunt...but I still felt the need to learn and at this point have come to really love tatting.
What began as a seeming necessity is now a great joy...I think Grandma would be pleased!!! I think she would have liked this cross pattern too...
I saw this beautiful cross on a couple of tatting blogs (Crazy Mom Tat's and Sharren's Random Stiches) and had to try it. This pattern is by Mary Konior and is called "Mark-My-Word." The thread I used is from my "vintage" thread stash and is a very pretty dusty rose color labeled as Star Puritan in a bedspread weight which I believe equates to size 10. I chose to add a spiral chain with a repeat of the little motif from the pattern instead of a tassle on this one. This will be #2 for my 25 Motif Challenge.