So sorry for being so quiet this week! We've had an unexpected mini-heatwave, with abnormally high temperatures, terrible humidity and a heavy "haze" from the forest fires in Quebec and Labrador. Nothing life-threatening, just a little uncomfortable :)
It's been too hot to even be on the computer, let alone stitch, so the Tassel Tutorial has been delayed yet *again*. Oops! But no matter, since Emma (of EveningEmma) has come up with an absolutely fabulous beaded braided marker that is AMAZING:
Isn't her finish so FUN?! Emma pulled the pink, yellow and green from her stitching (the original colourway) for the braiding and then added some great contrast with green, red and orange beads at the end of the marker! It's so Summer-y and fresh! I think the tri-colour braid is so clever, and that's definitely something I'd like to try. It's really striking combination, and I think Emma's bookmark is *gorgeous* :)
Make sure to head over to read her great post for more info, and to find out about her creative choice of backing fabric! As Emma mentions in her post, this is actually her second stitching of the pattern, the first being this beautiful variegated version:
Although this version isn't final finished yet, her stitching finish also surely deserves a mention :) I'm *incredibly* flattered that Emma liked this pattern enough to stitch it twice, and I can't wait to see her second finish too, whenever that may be!
Thankfully, the weather is supposed to cool off over the next few days, so I'm really looking forward to stitching again! Jeanne Dansby, of WyrdByrd Designs, has just offered a pretty new FREE Blackwork Small called "Summer Lace", and I'm hoping to start this soon! I'm thinking of stitching white on blue :) Or white on pink!!!