Several weeks ago, I asked my mother if she would be willing to take me to Betty Stitchkit. It was her first visit to the shop, as well as mine.
While I was searching for what I wanted, my mother spent time browsing around the shop, and pointing out various things she liked. I should explain that my mother’s not a cross-stitcher, but does have an appreciation of arts and crafts.
Dotted around the walls of the shop were large cross-stitched pictures (for display purposes). My mother fell in love with a picture from the Venice Palazzo collection, by the designer Michael Powell.
I told my mother that if she was willing to foot the bill for the kit, and to have it framed, I would stitch it for her. However, I then went on to add that it would probably take me several months to stitch. My mother politely declined my offer, although for the life of me, I can’t think why.
Anyway, my mother had stopped to look at some bookmark kits, so I asked her if she would like to choose one that she liked, seeing as she had been good enough to act as a glorified chauffeur. She opted for a Textile Heritage Daffodils Bookmark kit, and this is the finished result.
|Textile Heritage Daffodils Bookmark|
Unlike the Dimensions Gold Petites Elegant Bookmarks kit, the Textile Heritage Daffodils Bookmark kit included a ready-made tassel, and felt backing.
Adding the tassel initially proved to be a little tricky. The instructions were as follows:
No matter how hard I tried, I could not pull the tassel loop through the fabric, so it was a matter of having to use my initiative and find something that would gently widen the hole for the tassel loop. I ended up using a metal skewer, and thankfully it did the trick.