A Broken Bookmark

My crochet thread in Dark Pansy colors, newly ordered from the Peaches and Creme website arrived on the front porch in a terrible snowstorm.
It’s like a teaser for Spring, the colors.

The first things I made from it were bookmarks.
One with straight edges for the daughter of a friend, whose favorite colors are purple and gold.

The other, a crocheted cross to tuck into a sympathy card for the mother of a son passed away too young, just a few years older than my own.  I hadn’t seen the kid since he was in high school, and from reading his obituary, it looked like he was getting his life on track.

As is my custom, I got the bookmarks wet and stretched them out on a cardboard, with straight pins to hold them flat in place.  This makes them dry into a position ready to go into a book.

The cross stretched too far.

With closer inspection, I come to the conclusion that I wove in a tail of the thread, then clipped it too close, which nicked the actual crocheted stitch.  Getting it wet and tugging on it caused a whole bunch in the center to loosen.

That cross pattern is a real bear to follow and get it to looking good.  I didn’t have the fortitude to make another too quickly, so I decided to make another straight one from a pattern I carry in my head cuz I’ve worked it so often.

Anyway, I’m glad to have found a good website for cotton thread and yarn, and it’s all Made in the USA.

And for those folks who so often admire my work,
this is picture proof that I still do have goofs.

~~love and Huggs, Diane

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7 Responses to A Broken Bookmark

  1. Hi Diane,

    I love your book marks! Very nice…but sorry that cross came apart! 🙁

    Hope you’re all over your flu- all of your family!

    Junie

  2. Pam says:

    Ouch! I sympathize! (been there-done something very similar!) Isn’t it usually the ones that you’ve spent the most time on that decide to come apart, not the ones that were simple/took little time/effort? Very nice color run on that cotton-makes me think of Spring and Crocus’s (crocusi? whatever the plural of those cute little flowers are!!!)
    Glad you’re feeling better; hope your whole family is, too.
    Hugs;
    Pammie

  3. caroline says:

    your only human and we do make mistakes.
    they are so pretty!
    My son is enjoying the bookmark you gave me while he reads his chapter books.

  4. MrsDoF says:

    Thank You Dear Ones for your kind comments and Get Well Wishes!

    Yes, we are feeling better, although Husband still has a frequent cough coming up from his chest.
    I accepted a TA Sub position for tomorrow,
    one I have worked before and know it to be fairly easy does it 😉

    Aw, that’s sweet of you, Caroline to loan out the rainbow bookmark. You are quite welcome for it. I have so much fun knowing stuff I do is appreciated.
    I’m glad your son is so into reading.

  5. Diane J. says:

    Our Walmart where I buy my fabric and yarn is phasing out their fabric. I don’t know if that means they’ll no longer carry yarn or not, but I do know they’ve really cut back on what they have available. We don’t have many other options for buying yarn in my area so I may have to resort to buying my yarn online. Walmart does have some Peaches and Cream cotton yarn but it’s a very limited selection.

    Too bad about your bookmark. That cross pattern does look like a bugger to work.

    Hugs,

    Diane

  6. You really do beautiful work and I know the book marks will be treasured by all who receive them. I love the spring colors.

  7. dkzody says:

    I love your colors, they are our school colors and your book marks made me smile.