Friday, November 14, 2008

Bookmark finish

And there it is! This is for my Uncle Ronnie for Christmas this year. Every year, I try to make a little something for him. He is one who appreciates every stitch and the efforts put into handmade items. :-)
The design is called "Authors" and is from a Cross My Heart booklet titled "Page By Page". I stitched it with plain ol' DMC on a prefinished Charles Craft 18 count white aida bookmark. To finish it off, I applied blue sticky-back felt to the back side of the bookmark.
Why do I wait until it's almost too late before I start my Christmas stitching??? *slapping self in forehead* I saw once where a woman was going to try stitching her gifts during the first six months of the year, then spend the rest of the year stitching for herself. I need to ask her how that turned out. Maybe I should try it in 2009? That and I neeeeeeeeeed to go on the wagon and quit buying more stitching stuff! *slapping self in forehead again*
Thanks for your comments on my posts. I really enjoy reading what others have to say. Meanwhile, TGIF and have a great weekend!


Rachel said...

Great finish. I love the different authors on the bookmark. It is nice to stitch for those you know are going to apriciate the item as well as the time that was spent created it.

Miss 376 said...

I love this bookmark. Lovely to have someone to give it to that will appreciate it

Mistylynn said...

Beautiful Lori Rayand Iam sure he will love it.
Oh by the way, have you checked my blog lately.

Daffycat said...

Oh how I love that bookmark design! It's perfect for men too; so much in stitching is geared towards the ladies. Love your taste!

Chiloe said...

Nice bookmark ;) even better when you stitch it for someone who truly appreciate it ;)

Quit byuing or start stitching 20 hours a day? interesting dilemma ... lol

Cindy F. said...

How pretty and nice of you to make your uncle something so special!
Great finish! Congrats:)

Kim said...

Where did you get the pattern? I have a friend who is a literature professor and he would love if I stitched him one like that!