Friday, October 16, 2009

A Quick Present

Well for the first time in my life, I forgot about my mother's birthday until a few days before.  Usually, I start thinking of what she might want a month before, but this fall has really gone fast.  Plus she's been busy with a down sizing move into a new log cabin they had built.  Its all very exciting but seems to have over shadowed everything else.  Still I did manage to call and I promised I would make it up to her in November.

That said - I wanted to make a little something to say I was thinking about her.  Of course, this whole month has been about getting rid of things for my mom - so what could I possibly make?  I decided that she's still reading and every reader needs a book marker.  I've seen the nice ones on etsy  - so I decided to make one myself.

I chose this design because it reminded me of the great acreage my parents chose for the cabin - its on the banks of a creek on the edge of the Adirondacks.  The marker is just rough edge applique with a lot of thread work in it.  It has a cotton batt and I used free motion quilting for the thread work. 


  1. That is such a wonderful one-of-a-kind bookmark! What a great gift for a reader!

  2. hmmm. I left a comment, but it doesn't seem to have registered.

    Are you sure your mom will be able to read, with such a lovely bookmark? I think I would be distracted and begin stroking it and daydreaming and forget about the book. :) Lucky Mom!!!

  3. This is the most unique bookmark I've ever seen. Beautiful !


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