I also found a pattern for a quick cross bookmark that I've completed and will send to my friend Jeanne in Texas for her upcoming birthday. I haven't seen her for many years, but we correspond via email regularly. Jeanne was the wonderful host mother of my very good friend Jaana - an exchange student from Finland - waaaaaay back in high school. I have to admit, it was kind of a relief to work a little smaller and a bit easier level pattern!
Apparently I must've been too involved in my photo sessions - Ruby got a little jealous and got her head right in there as if to say "I've been waiting for you all day and all you're doing is playing with thread. Again." I think she even sighed!