from Christmas Angels and Other Tatting Patterns
by Monica Hahn
Edited to add:
Thread is Size 40 White & Lizbeth #107 Tropical Fruit
I tried to scan this piece - I've seen where others say that a scan is better than a picture, so I thought I'd try it. My scanner did not seem to be better than a photo, so I'm not sure what I did differently there. In any case, this was a fun little cross to tat, and I've already given it away. It sits safely in someone's bible - a fitting place, especially on Easter!
Easter is a day for renewed hope and new beginnings. With this long stretch of unemployment for hubby and many other friends, 'hope' has become more than just a word. I'm learning more about 'hope' than I ever wanted to.
HOPE:: to cherish a desire with anticipation
: to desire with expectation of obtainment
: to expect with confidence
It is truly essential to have hope that things will get better; things will unfold as they are supposed to. I have always told myself that everything happens for a reason, and we don't necessarily know the reason. I've never had to really live it before, so I have to wonder if I ever really, truly believed it. Easy to say, but hard to really live. Until today, of course! Because Hope is renewed and Spring is here.
And my bluebirds are back!