Thursday, September 25, 2008

The perfect gift

Tonight the ladies from church are going out to dinner as a farewell party to a Russian exchange student who has been worshipping with us for the last few months.  I really wanted to get her something as a going away present (and of course handmade would be preferred, but not essential)  I also didn't want it to take up much room, because I know space is a premium. Then I remembered this:

I made up a whole bunch of these bookmarks at Christmas time and had one left over!  It is perfect for my new friend who I must say goodbye to!!

Last October my mom had brought me a very similar cross that my great grandmother had made and wondered if I could reproduce it.   The pattern follower that I am, I went in search of a pattern that matched what I saw.  This is very very close and I couldn't be happier with the results.  In case you are interested:

Pattern:  Cross Bookmark
Thread:  I used size 20 I think.  You could use a heavier thread/yarn if you want, but then the bookmark is bigger.  This one is about 3 inches tall.
Hook:  Don't remember really...I would guess a 8 or 9, but whatever size works for you.
Mods: I used two colors and put the tassel at the top....that was how my great grandma did hers.

9 comments:

Wool Winder said...

This is a thoughtful and special gift. I know it will be loved.

Jennifer said...

You're right, it is a perfect gift. Nicely done too. Your friend will always remember her time in the US when she finds this in her bible.

Robin said...

That's the perfect gift! I have the one my grandma crocheted for my Bible when I was very young (it's pink!) Your friend will treasure it.

Stacy said...

You are so sweet! I'm sure it will be appreciated.

Bea said...

Its really pretty. I'm sure she will love it.

Davene McBride said...

Perfect gift! Hope your farewell time with her is special. Love you! Mom

Rebecca Jo said...

I had a book mark like that when I was little & its still in my children's Bible. How thoughtful to make!

Susan said...

what a lovely cross! would be perfect as a Bible bookmark!

Abigail said...

There is nothing finer than a gift made with love! It's lovely and sweet just like you.