Anyway, I thought Quatrain might be suitable adapted for a bookmark.
Still not sure it's very "masculine".... but I think I'm happy with the result. Apart from spotting a mistake right at the end after I'd finished my tassel!! I won't tell you where, maybe you won't notice. And hopefully the person I'm sending it to won't either.
I'm really into the blues and greens these days... Definitely my next project won't be blue (that's after I finish the doily, the project with Quatrain and the hanky... so a while yet with the blues!).