Friday, 17 October 2008

Back stitched bookmark and placecard.

I thought my bookmark looked nice even before the back stitching had been done. Tonight I finished all the back stitching and think it looks even better. I am sure my auntie will be thrilled with this, because I am. I found working on the plastic canvas easy and would certainly use it again. I need to trim it down now and add a tassle to complete it.
I have also started a mini Christmas project yesterday. I bought an old Christmas Cross Stitcher magazine off Ebay as I liked the poinsettia on the front. But inside the magazine I fell in love with a table set that included a table runner, napkin rings, napkins and place cards. I know I won't have time to do all of it this year, but I decided to get the place cards done for this Christmas and work on the other bits for next year! The design used just a plain red cotton but I choose my dark red variegated thread. This is the first one with my initials, I am working on Stuart's now but we always spend Christmas dinner with my mom and dad too so I have 6 to make in all. Once complete I will fray the edges and attach to a small folded card.

I have been working on the Family Tree too, because I have worked mainly on the green bits I don't think it'll look like much has been completed but I am happy with how it is going. I have also managed to work about 15 stitches in Stuart's birthday card!! I must put more effort into that next week.

Hope everyone has a good weekend.

Ginnie x

14 comments:

Tracy said...

Your pieces here are really nice, great work!

Tracey said...

Its amazing what backstitch can do, Im a big fan of bookmarks, good for scrap aida,
its like the lickle bear design im doing i hated it till i added backstitch to his face,
Take care

Srinity said...

The lily bookmark is beautiful!
Those place cards will look great on your Christmas dinner table.

Miss 376 said...

The book mark is stunning, the back stitching has made a real difference. The place cards are going to look fantastic

Annie said...

THe backstitching sure made that design pop! But I liked the softer look as well.

Cool idea.. placecards.

Shellie said...

Great work as always Ginnie love visiting your blog
Happy Stitching
Shellie

Julie said...

The backstitch has sure brought those lillies to life, a wonderful gift.

Love the place setting too, your dinner table will look so special

ilovejack34 said...

Hi Ginnie, i have tagged you. :)
Love the bookmark!

zetor said...

Lovely stitching . The bookmark is very pretty.

Shell said...

the bookmark looks great,love those little placecards too.

stitcherw said...

The bookmark looks beautiful, she'll love it. The place cards are a great idea too, they'll look so festive. Good luck getting them all done.
Sue

Cindy F. said...

Very nice stitches:)

Wendy said...

Wow That bookmark is amazing!! I bought plastic canvas on friday to have a try myself! The placecard is so sweet too! What a lovely idea.
..x..

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.