OK you guys… I have to share some pictures of one of the best gifts I’ve ever received. My friend Meri made this for me and I was nearly speechless when I opened the box, although I did cry a bit. It’s an art book/scrapbook and it has the neatest special touches here & there:
She used DMC bobbins for page tabs! One side spells out “stitch” and the other side spells out “my mark”. There are bits of linen throughout, and she used stitching threads as tassels/accents. There’s a giant button on the cover to wrap ribbon around & hold it closed. And how about that binding?! I really can’t say enough about this, so I won’t say much at all… just look:
This is actually a long accordion page that has pictures of some of my stitching friends!
Meri, I can’t thank you enough for giving me such a special gift!