Sunday, June 29, 2014


I have been selling some of my creations at a local store. Elizabeth, the lovely owner, offered to sell some of my bits and pieces, which provides me with some good feedback, not to mention some pocket money to buy more supplies!
I was just about to deliver this batch of bookmarks when I realised I had not photographed them.

So you will have to see them through their cellophone bags, with price tags all attached!

I have done a number of bookmarks with embroidered pine trees on linen, which have been popular. But I have run out of just the right coloured variegated pearl thread, so I produced some lavender ones instead.

 Then I worked on some in my favourite style, which I call classic romantic.
 I really enjoyed these as they came off the production line, and have some ideas for a few variations, plus some more streamlined ways of producing them.
These bookmarks are backed with silk, which matches the borders. I have quite a few of these little graphics printed from my computer, but after this effort I will need to do more!

 I think there will be more pinetrees coming up in the next batch, perhaps using homespun and neutral colours. The visiting tourists love the pine tree theme when they are looking for mementoes.
Meanwhile I have moved my sewing room to another room in the house, which provides more light but less glare. It is also off the hallway, and the mess cannot be seen from the living room in the way t could before.
The new room is still too messy to photograph. There are still a few organising tasks, and things to find homes for. But that is boring stuff!

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