Friday, June 4, 2010


Wow, summer has arrived (well maybe not officially on the calendar) and blogging has kind of fallen by the wayside. Projects, too. 

The weekend is here and I do need to plant some flowers that are very tired of sitting in their tiny seedling pots. Maybe I can carve out a little time for indoor fun this weekend, though. Like sewing. Imagine that!

Lately I've been making bread from frozen bread dough. Quick -- and a homemade touch without the work! Yay!

Recently, I sent a card to one of my nearest and dearest. 
I felt like it needed a little something more than a card, so I made this bookmark. 

I first sewed the center strip to the two side (striped) strips. Then I cut horizontally across the upper portion and stitched in the horizontal part of the cross. Layered it with flannel in the middle for "batting" and a cotton piece for the back. The backing was pieced but I didn't get a photo of it. 

Then I did some quilting through all the layers, topstitched along each edge about 1/4-1/2 inch from the edge, and then pinked the edges. 

That was it. It slipped nicely inside the card and I sent it off in the mail.

Something to do with your scraps!


Michelle @ Periwinkle said...

very niCe!

Pokey said...

Oh, what a sweet bookmark, Sue! I plan to make some of these. I often use 1-3 layers of off-white flannel for the 'batting' to smaller projects, it works great, and adds that neat ravelly look to the piece. Happy weekend!

P. said...

That's a pretty and quick little bookmark. And speaking of pretty, your bread looks so good, and I can just imagine the freshly baked smell.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

What a lovely and personal thing to make.

Karen S said...

What a pretty bookmark -- I love the colors.

ivoryspring said...

Sue, what a sweet gift idea! You always come up with the coolest projects.

Happy Summer!

Chris said...

What a thoughtful and personal gift. Great idea!

Jody said...

I love your bookmark! I need to make one for my bible instead of using a piece of junk mail! Also...loved the Longaberger pottery in the back. That's from where I live.

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