A rainy Sunday seemed the perfect time to work on some finishing of old cross stitch projects. Since I wasn't able to get the correct colour of thread...the elusive DMC 209 that none of the craft stores had in stock....I decided to bash ahead with what I had on hand - otherwise this project might never get done! First order of business was to make a tassel for the bookmark. I had planned to take pictures to show how I made it, but it was such a rainy miserable day that they turned out rather dark. It was so easy that I will certainly be making them again and will take pictures next time!
Being Mrs Indecision, I couldn't decide if I wanted a white background for the bookmark or if lilac or purple would look better. After humming and hawing for ages I decided to go with the white felt for backing. I ironed the stitching, folding the edges over to give a nice crisp edge then drew out the finished bookmark shape on a bit of card stock then cut out the felt to the right size and shape.
Using fabric glue to put it all together was super-quick and easy....just how I like my finishing to be :) and my bookmark is already in use.....
No threads have arrived from Dimensions and since there hasn't been a response to my email, I'm beginning to wonder if they will be sending me any replacement threads for Ice Cardinal.
I decided to work on another quick stitch design that I have in my tin of magazine freebies. June isn't too early to start working on Christmas designs is it?!!!
A couple of evenings and this little cutie was completed! Now I just have to look out the double sided tape and my first Christmas card for this year will be done!
Until next time....happy stitching!