I signed up for the bookmark swap at IbbyBee. I thought it would be a fun way to use scraps and maybe try a few new techniques. Here are the three I created for my partner. The first is made from selvages. I'm so hooked. I'm never throwing away another selvage! The second is made with a vintage linen that has the tiniest crosstitch work and the back is a vintage sheet. The third is some Katie Jump Rope fabric and I made a pocket to fit this cool antique table knife that I found this weekend at one of my fav vintage stores in KC, Good JuJu. The knife is flat as a pancake and has an interesting pattern on the handle. I pieced the back with some more Katie Jump Rope and some Amy Butler dots. I used Peltex to make it stiffer to hold the knife. I have to find a vintage book to include in my package and I'm still working on that. Not sure what I was thinking signing up for swaps in August...it's a crazy busy month. I hope my partner likes what I've made for her. It was fun lurking on her blog and snooping.
I've been struggling with my machine over the last couple of days. It started skipping stitches. Spent a couple of hours last night taking it apart, cleaning, putting back together, changing needles, fussing with the tension. I've never had a bit of trouble with it before. So far so good. I can't live without it...I'm talking nicer to her these days...maybe that will keep her happy!