So, what do you think of these? Four assisi bookmarks worked to an identical pattern, but in four totally different colourways. Two were for men and two for women - two couples.
There's quite a lot of variety in them, isn't there? One thing that really struck me was the variation in size of the actual design, even though they were all worked on 16 count Aida band. Perhaps it doesn't show as well here as it did to me in real life, but there was a good centimetre difference (just under half an inch) between the green/cream one and the red/white one.
Now that our busy month (including Sir's trip to Romania and our joint one to Germany) is behind us, I can now get down to some serious stitchery and blogging! Stay tuned as my next post will be a photo tutorial showing how to put together one of these bookmarks once your stitching is complete. It's a simple process, but might be helpful to some who are new to the idea or who aren't confident with finishing things up into completed items.
Text and images © Elizabeth Braun 2013