For the Lord takes pleasure in His people;
He will beautify the humble with salvation.
Psalm 149:4

Friday, May 16, 2014

Book Cover

Hi friends! How are you today? I hope all is well in your world. If it is not, and I know about that, well then I am praying for you.♥

I made a book cover. Never made one of those before. Well, the sewn variety. ;) I made dozens and dozens of the paper bag/grocery sack (Do you say that where you live?) book covers for the kids school books over the years. I wanted a book cover for my prayer book. I found this tutorial to help me. It was okay, but very specific to the journal size that they were using. I had a little trial and error while sizing mine up.
But you can see I kept at it. And I am very happy with it! :)
I had all the supplies in my stash. Hooray! I found pink thread that was a perfect match. And once again, this was some of Brian's Great Aunt's thread passed on to me.
Now I am back to cross stitching. My favorite subject again! tee hee! ♥

Well, I am off to get another 30 minutes of garden work done. It sure goes slow this way, but it is all I can manage anymore.

Have a fantastic day my friends!

Stitching and praying,


butterfly said...

Your book cover is beautiful well done Vickie.
That is all I do now Vickie just 30 mins a day in my garden.
Hope you are enjoying the sunshine .

cucki said...

Wow your book cover is so pretty ❤️❤️❤️
Sending you sunshine hugs x

Mii Stitch said...

You have made a very pretty book cover, so nicely done!

Margaret said...

You did a great job with this! Beautiful! (We say paper bag, I think. Maybe grocery bag?)

KimM said...

How beautiful. Perfect, simply perfect!!
Have a fantabulous weekend!

Brigitte said...

That's definitely a great book cover. i love the fabrics you used for it, and pink, what a great colour :)

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

What a lovely book cover! :) Love that color, too.

Blessings to you always sweet friend.

Krista said...

Beautiful book cover, Vickie! Well done!

Solstitches said...

Your book cover is very pretty.
Lovely that you found a use for the vintage thread.
Happy weekend,

Lesley said...

Congratulations on making such a beautiful book cover for your Prayer book,Vickie.
Have a good weekend.

Carol said...

How pretty, Vickie... I'd forgotten all about those old book covers we used to make from paper bags! This one is a major improvement :)

Betsy said...

That is a beautiful book cover. I love the color and the design.

Annette-California said...

Beautiful book cover you made. And its PINK!!! Lovely!
love Annette

Michelle said...

Its a beautiful cover Vickie so pretty - wishing you a happy weekend xx

stitchersanon said...

Oh wow, the cover is beautiful. Absolutely gorgeous! Well done you! Yours is the first one which may inspire me to try it. Very pretty x

Maggee said...

I am in total agreement--the book cover is quite lovely! Putting it on my list! It would be a great gift! Yes, I do remember making paper bag book covers for MYSELF and my kids... Some things are timeless! Hugs!

Andrea said...

A very pretty book cover. Love the fabric colours.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Your book cover is so neatly done, good for you.

Minnie said...

You book cover is perfect, all of the fabrics match perfectly. I've used and made plenty of grocery bag book covers in my life too.

moreofhim said...

How lovely! You are so talented!

Blessings - Julie

Chris said...

That book cover is lovely.

♥ Nia said...

Looks fantastic! Great work :) well done!!