It's a good thing I don't bet! I would have lost this one - except if I had bet against myself... The day after my last post I came down with a rotten cold. I thought it might be allergies because it made me SO SLEEPY! But a couple days later one of the kids caught my "allergy."
So I'm going to have to figure out something else for teacher gifts because there AIN'T NO WAY I can make 7 bookmarks before school is out, especially after I waved my complification (I'm pretty sure Mr. Webster meant to include this word in the dictionary, but just forgot) wand over the project. Many people are into simplification, but not me in crafting matters anyway. I had planned on making a very pretty, but much simpler bookmark. I found my backstitch to be a little rusty though and thought the spiral roses were too pointy. My inner Monk would not allow this deficiency, so I went back to the drawing board.
I found a couple vintage embroidery patterns (Superior #125) on doe-c-doe which I like a lot. I love the daisy stitch and french knots and these patterns have plenty of both. So I printed them out and put them on the light box and came up with a bookmark pattern. I am enjoying stitching it up. It has been YEARS since I did any embroidery. I guess when it comes down to it, I just love having a project going, be it quilting, sewing, tatting, embroidery etc... Color and texture are common to them all and I guess that is all I need to be a happy crafter.