Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Holly Cows, it's that tatted cross bookmark !!!

I almost fell off my chair today when I was reading one of the several workbasket books I had gotten lately. For in March of 1953 on page 49 & 50 was a shocker of surprise! You see my late husband's grandmother lived with us until she passed away in our home. We took care of her in her time of most need. No, she didn't teach me how to tat. She made him one of these crosses & one of the flags in these books too. Anyhow I don't think anyone knew it but the cross they all believed she had made up the pattern for, was actually a pattern out of this book. I was shocked when it hit me like a ton of brickes. I do fell blessed to have a copy of this pattern. For you see she used to make several of the patterns from the workbasket books.

8 comments:

God's Kid said...

That looks like an awesome cross pattern! :)

Suztats said...

It's nice that you have the pattern, Bsotf, cuz now you can continue a tradition of making 'her cross' to share with family members. That Workbasket was in my birth year. Yup, I'm that old! Hugs

BSOTF said...

God's Kid,
It is very nice pattern.

BSOTF said...

Suztats,
You are a Star sparkling bright with hope on this happening. But I don't know if I can swing that one yet. Who knows? Maybe someday.

Happy Bluebird said...

How funny to accidentally stumble across that pattern. It must be fate! The pattern looks very pretty.

I love those old Workbaskets and old crochet magazines - I sit and look at all that beautiful work and never get any of my own done :)

BSOTF said...

Happy Blue Bird,
I totally understand what you mean. Yes, it was a huge shock to me to realize that was the very same pattern.
I use books to inspire me, for reserch & information when something is in my head to be made. However sometimes I still have to sleep on it to figure out how to do something. So you aren't alone on not always getting done your own work.

dls said...

What a wonder treasurer you have found......

BSOTF said...

dls,
Thankyou for stopping by I hope you keep finding things that you like here. Stop anytime you like to see what is going on here.
Yes, it's a treasure, in many ways. I'm glad I found it.