Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Cross Stitch Bookmark

Finally I can reveal the bookmark I made for Tina, my exchange partner:

So this has travelled all the way to the USA.

I really enjoyed making it and will make another one for me soon. I was so pleased to find the red aida, which is quite a rarity now, I'm told. If you know different, please let me know, as I'd love to have quite a bit of this.
I thought I'd make a card to send with it, and found some perfect papers in my magazine, Papercraft Inspirations, to use, all with a sewing theme. What are the chances of that?
I made this one to send with the bookmark:

but I also like this one:

Unfortunately, because it's a square, it wasn't long enough to house the bookmark.

And this (drum roll) is what Jaimie sent me, also all the way from America:

Isn't it beautiful? I sure hope she likes mine, now I've seen this, what a talented woman (multi-talented as it turns out). I am so blessed, though. I can't wait to do another exchange. I am pleased that I can take on something like this and work to a deadline, because when you're new to something, it's hard to tell, isn't it? I'll show you my latest project again tomorrow, so you can see how I'm progressing.

Have a great day, everyone!


  1. The design on the red bookmark suits it perfectly and I don't blaame you for wanting more of it. Would make lovely Christmassy bookmarks as pressies. I love it when things come together like the papers matching the sewing. The bookmark you have received is so pretty too

  2. Lovely cross stitch and cards - love the theme of the cards.
    Haven't forgotten the book list - am giving it serious contemplation but life has been a bit hectic recently. We have another interested party at KidsCakesandCobwebs - so maybe check out her blog to see if she has joined in. M x


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