Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Bookmarks, Bookmarks and More Bookmarks

I finished off the last of my bookmarks tonight. My regular readers may recall that I was stitching these (along with help from my daughter) for my local EGA chapter. They are going to be donated to an adult literacy group.

Last month, I turned in three bookmarks, two had been stitched by my daughter who is 13 years old; I had stitched the other one. I wanted to stitch a few more this month and will need to turn them in at our next meeting on Monday, Nov. 21.

Our chapter provided materials, but I was unhappy with the banding - it is a tad bit too wide for a bookmark and it has hearts bordering either side which limits color and design choices. So after stitching one on this banding, I went out and bought some banding inexpensively at my local Michaels.

All of these designs are using the technique of pattern darning which is quick and easy. I will have five additional bookmarks to turn in this Monday!




Here's the backside of the last three bookmarks - isn't pattern darning cool?

11 comments:

AnneS said...

Hey, the backs look awesome! I've never seen pattern darning before (or hadn't realised anyway) - I love them all, but I especially love the heart one ... just lovely. Your recipients in the literacy programme will really treasure these! :))

Barbara said...

Wow, that is cool! Maybe this winter I can take some time to teach myself. It is a method covered in one of my books. Great bookmarks!

Kiwi Jo said...

Great work Cathy. I'm sure the recipients will love them.

BeckySC said...

They look GREAT Cathy :)
Have missed visiting with you :)

Von said...

Beautiful bookmarks, Cathy!! It's a nice feeling to do these for others, isn't it! :)))

Isabelle said...

Your bookmarks are wonderful, front and back! Congratulations!

Lnanaa said...

Cute bookmarks! They look great! :)

Chelle said...

These are awesome! Thanks for sharing, they are really kewl.

Lelia said...

Go Go Cathy! They are excellent. So nice front & back. The lucky reading recipients will surely be pleased ; )

Bine said...

The bookmarks look great. And it's a wonderful idea to do them darning. That makes the front and back look very nice without lining.

Tobie said...

Your bookmarks are nice Cathy, and the darning patterns work great for bookmarks with both sides nice & neat. Great job!