Yesterday in reader, I saw Jane's Iona cross and was just charmed by it. I make crosses for graduates who remember their old Latin teacher and have been sneaking them in here and there when at meetings or waiting. I really want to work on the Frivole's Quatrain but no time to sit in the comfy chair, two weeks from now though, I shall be unstoppable!
And look what came in the mail from Diane! I thought it was lovely in her pictures but in person it's even more! My dear husband who doesn't even like pink, commented on it when he saw it too. Thanks, Diane for such a glorious handkerchief!
Back to the crosses, I wish I knew where to find variegated red and white thread. These are the school colors and as a keepsake, it would be nice. I don't really like the plain red and with split rings, I can't do one shuttle of one and one of the other- too busy for me.
I don't like the solid red with the red/white tassel at all - it's a great pattern(can't find the link) - but the chain and tassel don't go so I think I'll redo that one.
And here's Jane's Iona again, closer. I like it but it's very little even with size 20 thread.
I really struggle with joining on the "dead spider" side of a split ring as you can see. I think my recipient won't care...
Latin for today: nihi curo = I don't care.