I got three Julie Patterson e-books a couple of weeks ago, and spent a lot of time admiring the patterns and trying to decide what to tat. I ended up choosing Petals from the Just Marking Tome book of bookmarks, and tatted it in some Tat-ilicious thread.
I love this one. I might have to keep it for ME.
Umintsuru tatted the variation of this pattern -also very pretty! I see what she means about losing the flowers with variegated thread, but I think I like it better than a solid color.
I've started on the Eye Spy bookmark now - another beauty from the book that Fox tatted also. The other two Julie Patterson books are loaded with beautiful cross patterns - I haven't even begun to choose one of those yet. I don't make too many crosses, but these patterns are just irresistible.
And FINALLY, our office renovation is done. This week has been exhausting with the big move back - but hallelujah! I no longer have to endure a cramped, inconvenient work space next to two conference rooms and a copier. Not to mention right in the main path to the often visited bosses.
I went from this for 9 months:
(notice how even though I have a window, it looks like I'm in a prison with that fence?)
. . . which has of course been outfitted with chairs and computer/scanner/printer equipment since this photo, and needs some further decorating. No window, but the glass to the left of the door frame allows a little natural light in from the front window. Hopefully I will be in this space for a long time.
AND, I am less than 30 days away from my first ever trip across the ocean. I am heading to Finland to visit my high school exchange student friend . We became very good friends back then, and have remained friends for . . . ahem . . . 30-some years. I finally get to see her home, her workplace, meet her daughter and her parents, and experience the Finnish culture. And maybe visit Estonia and Stockholm too. A NEW adventure. I am counting down the days! I need to do a little research on any tatters or quilters that may be in Scandinavia.
I LOVE NEW :)