The first project for my little bunny shuttles was to work up some heart bookmarks. These heart bookmarks are an old "standby" pattern for me. I stockpile them, made out of DMC size 5, color # 321. That used to be relatively easy--however, our Hobby Lobby has quit carrying DMC size 5. Now I get it from a little needlework shop in Arkansas. This is via correspondence with my Aunt, who goes down and buys the floss, and then mails it to me in Oklahoma. Why do I stockpile them? Well, the bookmarks -- along with a copy of Quiet Times for Couples by H. Norman Wright is my husband I's traditional wedding gift. This is the book that he (my husband is a pastor) recommends when he does pre-marriage and marriage counseling. My husband and I actually use it ourselves in our quiet time every few years. It is wonderful! *Not this year, this year we are using the One Year Christian History A Daily Glimpse Into God's Powerful Work by E. Michael and Sharon Rusten. WOW! History lessons galore! What a look at the "foundations" of our faith--and how far we have slipped! Gripping stories of early Christian martyrdom -- I recommend this book just for the information held within its pages--even if you forget the "devotional" part of the book!
Oh this is a TATTING BLOG!! I first discovered these bookmarks as part of the beginners online tatting class http://www.georgiaseitz.com/newtat/index.htm However, the bookmarks are available online here http://www.ringoftatters.org.uk/seasonal/valentine/rpheart.html I was able to finish three of the little bookmarks quickly--only two are in the picture. Several years ago, God blessed me with a "scratch and dent" sale at Nordic Needle, and I got the one and only, Lacis Battery Powered 4-Ply Cord Maker and Fringe Twister for something like 40% off because the box was smashed! Everytime I use it, I have to figure the thing out again...one of these times, I'm going to take pictures and make myself a tutorial--because it makes the prettiest little cord! Anyway.... three hearts, three cords, now down to the tassels! I make-- to "toot my own horn" great tassels!"
Now, I may or may not, make a great tutorial... but a little while back I put together a little PDF tutorial on "How to Make a Tassel" a) the PDF copies are free b) I want criticism--stuff I need to fix and how to fix it! c) Please do not give them away or sell the tutorials. To get a copy of the tutorial CLICK HERE