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

Thursday, August 27, 2015

William Morris

Hi friends! I can finally share with you the bookmark I made our friend Kim a few weeks ago. I forgot to take pictures, so Kim kindly let me share her pictures of it here.
Kim's favorite color is blue, so I used 28 ct navy blue jobelan. The picture below shows an accurate color representation. I used one DMC color in making this. 160
Both of these patterns are from my book, The Art of William Morris in Cross Stitch. I knew that Kim likes William Morris. The top pattern is simply called Leaves Bookmark. The bottom pattern is from the Kelmscott Alphabet. What a joy to make this for Kim. I noticed  the jobelan unravels easily along the edges. Not what you want in making a bookmark. So I ironed black interfacing on both pieces before construction.

Our friend Ele had a giveaway recently and I won! She stitched up this lovely pillow and look, she also sent me two pink fabrics. Thank you Ele!
Our friend Sarah sent me pink fabrics too. She spoiled me with a biscornu,  elegant needleminder, Dubai  postcard, and a sweet stitchy pattern/kit. Thank you so much Sarah!
Now, if you can believe this! I went to a 1D concert. What the heck is 1D many of you say? One Direction. Let us just say Madeleine has been a big fan for 5 years now. We saved and sacrificed, and went to the concert in Milwaukee Tuesday night. Brian, Madeleine and I. We are glad we did this for Madeleine, as they just announced at the beginning of this week  that they will be going their own ways after this concert tour.

 I just chose two pictures to share here. Brian took 140 of them. ;) And then there are ones Madeleine also took. ha!

I have finished a small pattern. I will be making it up into a pillow shortly I hope. I will share that with you next time. 

Jesus said to him, “Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” John 20:29

Stitching and praying,
Vickie
 

28 comments:

Julie said...

Super bookmark you made and sent out and such nice goodies that have been arriving in your mailbox too.
There will be lots who wish they had been to a 1D concert now that news has broken, not me though lol.

Angela Tucker said...

Good morning, Vickie. What pretty gifts! I love William Morris, too. The rich colors, the bold patterns, so beautiful. Isn't it wonderful to spend time with your children? I am so blessed that my son still enjoys time with me. Have a great day!

Christina said...

Great job on the bookmark. Such lovely gifts you received.

Dani - tkdchick said...

That bookmark is gorgeous!

Lesley said...

Love the bookmark Vickie and your gifts are lovely.

gominam said...

Elegant bookmark:) pretty presents and a concert! Wheee! My niece went to a 1D concert too when she was in highschool, back when Zayn was still a part of it. Nice to hear you all had wonderful time:) Teenagers!:)

Bea said...

That is a lovely bookmark you made and terrific mail days for you. Glad you all had a great time at the concert.

KimM said...

Oh, how I love, LOVE the bookmark, Vickie! I actually have it sitting on my desk so I can look at it while on my PC. Don't worry, it will make its way to a book shortly. Probably one about the Tudors ;0) Sweet gifts you received, too. So glad you went to the concert and had a good time.
xxx

Mii Stitch said...

Gorgeous bookmark!!
I remember being in love with A-Ha during my teens!!! :D

Manuela said...

Wonderful bookmark.

Greetings, Manuela

Justine said...

Me too!

Justine said...

I love your bookmark and admired it on Kim's blog. Such lovely gifts you received from Ele and Sarah. I love biscornu and Sarah's is very unusual and striking.
I hope you enjoyed the concert!

Annette-California said...

Sweet gifts! LOVE the Morris beautiful bookmark you made for Kim!
Madeleine will always remember this concert with her parents. I recall when I was 12 yrs old and my parents took me to Lake Tahoe to see Olivia Newton John when she was just starting out. I will always remember that and so will Madeleine. love Annette

Beth said...

Fun family time! Pretty bookmark.

Annie said...

Love the bookmark. My eyes just screamed at me to not get any ideas about stitching on navy blue!

And the pink fabrics are rolling in. Who would believe there are so many different prints.

I think I read that 1D might be breaking up so it's good you saw them now!

gracie said...

Beautiful bookmark. Wonderful trip to remember for all time for Madeline.

Irmeli said...

Wonderful bookmark, it's really beautiful. You received lovely gifts too.

butterfly said...

Beautiful book mark for Kim love the blue colour.
What a lovely win from Ele and lovely gifts sent to you.

1D are only having a year off and then will be back together again , thats what they said on TV the other day so your daughter will be happy. Hugs.

Brigitte said...

Such a lovely bookmark that you made for Kim.

diamondc said...

Hi Vicki: Love your bookmark, it is a beautiful blue, however I am not sure my eyes would not go crossed when stitching on such a dark color, you did a beautiful job of it.
Congratulations on the giveaway win, what a nice package you received.


Blessings
Catherine

Weronika said...

Lovely work you've made for this exchange!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Gorgeous bookmark. I want the book just for the initial letters!
Lovely exchanges too, such thoughtful people.
Glad you enjoyed the concert, not my cup of tea at all! Hopefully my son's first concert will be a little heavier.
Also, love the little poodles running across your blog. First time I've noticed them!

Frances N said...

What a beautiful bookmark! You do such beautiful work!
I love all your pink fabrics! Your quilt will be super fabulous!!

Sally said...

The bookmark you stitched is beautiful Vickie.

Beautiful gifts and giveaway wins you received. All those pretty fabrics are going to make a stunning quilt.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Beautiful bookmark! So glad you like the goodies I sent. Enjoy! :D

Chookyblue...... said...

Beautiful bookmark...... It is great to be able to experience a big concert.....

Parsley said...

You always have the sweetest projects! I'm glad to be back blogging and to visiting blogs again.

Chris said...

How wonderful that you were able to take Madeleine to the 1D concert. I know that it is something that she will never forget.
Lovely stitching and such a lovely giveaway from Elle.