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.