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Who is Earmarked for the Bookmarks?
November 17, 2012, 2:34 pm
Filed under: Bookmarks, Melita's Other Completed Pieces

I do know a lot of readers. It is just that these suede bookmarks were $30 and so they need to go to someone special! Normally, I would not have purchased them but my husband hit at the casino right before visiting Nimble Needle, shared his winnings with me, & so I splurged!!

Well, I know Bill gets the Shamrock and I am keeping the Fuchsia! And, I think 2 are going to my previous boss and my current boss – I will let them pick from the 4 remaining. That leaves 2 of these lovely bookmarks looking for a home! I am thinking of my shuffleboard partner who is a member of a book club and our friend in the Poconos.

They are well made & I used FABRI-TAC, a permanent adhesive, around the edges to finish them that I purchased a while ago at the recommendation from Rittenhouse Needlepoint’s finisher. That was one reason why I got the bookmarks – no further cost to finish them.

I did these using basketweave/tent stitch. And, got 4 done over the long ‘Sandy’ stormy weekend. They did work up quickly. Here are the threads I used:

Windmill: Splendor, Designer Collection, Delft Blue, SC6 card contains S800, S860, S868, S1001, S1143, S858

Shamrock: Burmilana, 3822, 3940
Geometric design: Splendor, Designer Collection, Christmas Colors, SC3 card contains S800, S911, S820, S933, S1016, S1142
Iris: Grandeur Silk Pearl #5 G808, Mandarin Floss M851, Burmilana 3822 and 3893, Watercolours Lemon Meringue 094, Trebizond 125
Fuchsia: Grandeur Silk Pearl #5 G808, Mandarin Floss M851, Wildflowers 2001 and 6026, Burmilana 3822 and 3893, Trebizond 125 and 894
Birdhouse: Merino Wool Ocean 98R/45622, Watercolours Lemon Meringue 094, Rainbow Linen R445,  Wildflowers 2001 and 6026, Splendor S1005, Burmilana 3822 and 3893, Trebizond 125 and 894
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