Thursday, September 6, 2007

I LOVE to read....



in fact, I need to have at least three books on my nightstand ready and waiting.!I just finished a wonderful book by Anita Shreve, Fortune Rocks. Tonight I am starting a new book by Anne Rivers Siddons. Outer Banks. I am extremely lucky that my children love to read also and we all enjoy trips to the library. I just can't imagine not enjoying it.. Since I was born in England and began school there at the age of four, I learned to read at an early age. ( I remember my first books were the Noddy series ( I still have them) and Enid Blyton books. so....what does this have to do with my blog?? I am in a bookmark swap and want to post the bookmark that I made. The Dick and Jane primer illustrations are wonderful and so I chose one to print onto felt. I also used Rusty Pickle school paper, black rick rack and some alphabet twill and the top twill is more like a tape.. Found an old red metal button and sewed it onto the top..I so wanted to add more "stuff" to it, but knew it wouldn't work so well as a bookmark if I did!! All this is stitched onto a kraft tag. So what books have you read lately? I am always looking for some new titles..

9 comments:

Lisa642 said...

Gorgeous!! Have you read Light on Snow by Anita Shreve? Excellent. Or how about The Birth House by Ami Mackay, also excellent, that was my vacation read this summer!!

Barbara said...

That is perfect for a bookmark. My first book was Dick and Jane. I would love to have this book in my hands now. Books are such a nice escape and take you to so many interesting places.

liannallama said...

oh, how absolutely wonderful! I love how the felt looks printed out!

DymphieM said...

Love your bookmark Elaine! the printing on felt is so nice :)

I would love to add your blog to my blogroll, is that ok?

Anne said...

Gorgeous Elaine! You have a style that is unique to you and I absolutely love it!

DEBBY said...

so cute!!!

JeanneLee said...

Love the bookmark!!

I have been reading the Elm Creek series by Jennifer Chiaverini...Found out at the Cozy Crop that Sheri(sam517) has also been reading them!

Susan said...

What a darling bookmark. The "Time Out" sentiment is just perfect for this. Tooooo cute.

Linda M said...

I love your work, Elaine. Wish I were receiving this!