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Friday, 14 March 2008

Bookmark Exchange ...

Carol collects bookmarks so i had to think of something a bit different. Her favourite flower is the gerbera daisy. I found this great design in a book 'Cross Stitch Flower Gardens' by Christina Marsh. Not the conventional shape for a bookmark so i decided to make a page parker instead and included a traditional leather bookmark with the Clock Tower on it from my own City. I used 22ct fabric to make it a nice size and DMC threads.

Rose Garden is blooming too, made a good start on that last night, and i hope to continue with it over the weekend. I've finally decided what to make the challenge piece into so will hopefuly get that done and a pic emailed to Karen for the album as well. Lots of ladies have requested this retired chart this time, so the album should be full of nice finishes for us all to drool over and get ideas for future months finishes LOL

Enjoy your weekend whatever your plans

Yes Sandra the middles of the flowers are all french knots LOL


  1. What a lovely bookmark Julie! Are the centres of the flowers made up of french knots? If so, you must have the patience of a saint, they are my least favourite stitch!

  2. Julie thats a gorgeous bookmark...
    Just seen your new start..ooohhh it's lovely
    Hugs and Happy stitching...

  3. That turned out a very cute bookmark, Julie.

    Have a nice weekend too.

  4. Great book marks, Julie! I love how those centers pop up on the daisies.
    Fun stitches :o)

  5. What a great finishing idea Julie, may have to steal that
    Wow you mush ave patience to do all them french knots...I still have trouble with them and resort to beads usually...well done you!!

  6. Beautiful bookmark Julie:)

    Can't wait to see your progress on Rose Garden.


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