These bookmarks were stitched with variegated thread. It's an old pattern from my files without the designer's name; however, I think it was a Christmas design for a band for a candle or candy/cookie jar. And 'believe' whatever you want - that the chaos of 2020 will end, there is a Santa, etc. These are gifts stitched in colours appropriate for the recipients. The red one is for a friend who is now in long term care - she always lamented that her bookmarks were not long enough - she liked them to stick out both ends of her books and she read hardback books - I used to tease her that she needed to read smaller books. ^^ She has limited use of her hands and that was the reason she liked longer bookmarks.
Louise Penny is my favourite author. She is Canadian and lives in Quebec. Her stories feature a fictitious village in rural Quebec with some eccentric characters. Who wouldn't want to live there! I have actually lived in a similar village with eccentric characters in rural British Columbia and we always say it was our favourite place to live. I can relate to her village and characters.
Look at these sunflowers!! These are at the cabin - the ones in our town garden are even taller! The seeds came from Veseys and I had no idea they would be this tall - they are magnificent!
don't believe everything you think