Monday, 14 October 2013

Time flies and a thoughtful gift

Is it just me, or is time moving at a ridiculous rate at the moment?!
I worked on Saturday and yesterday was such a grotty day weather wise that I didn't leave the house. So what did I get done? Well, ehrm...good question! Very little - no craft, no baking, no watching Dave on Strictly - I did manage to devote a couple of hours to organising our next fair as I'd sort of let things slip a little! Oh, and I did read some of my book but that's about it!
Talking about reading and books, I must share with you this gorgeous bookmark made (and designed) especially for me by Chrissie. It's such a thoughtful gift - Chrissie knows I love crochet but can't crochet myself, and chose my favourite colour for the design. I am in awe of those teeny tiny and neat crochet stitches - thank you Chrissie.
The bookmark is right up there with my favourite, made for me by Youngest Boy several years ago - can you read what it says? "It's lovely to get away from the children to read my book" Aaah!

For those of you that can crochet, Chrissie has generously shared the pattern here.
I do think a pretty bookmark deserves a pretty book which is why I chose to photograph it in Lucy Worsley's fabulous book (we are big Lucy fans here in the Bramble household, we went to a talk she gave at our local theatre a few weeks ago and she is an excellent speaker - very entertaining) rather than the novel I'm currently reading!
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  1. Pretty bookmark, what a thoughtful gift (and the one from your son is so special). Love a good read :) xx

  2. I agree Suzanne, 'Where is the time going?' I can't believe we are half way through October. Your bookmark is really pretty, what a thoughtful gift. Your son's bookmark made me smile, he must know his Mum well : )
    Good luck with planning the next fair.
    Ali x

  3. I'm so glad you like your bookmark! I do love the very special one your boy made for you - that is a treasure! Chrissie x

  4. What a lovely gift! And I love the idea of a crocheted bookmark. Your other very special bookmark made me smile too! :-)

  5. Such a sweet gift. I know what you mean, I really feel that this year has simply flown past.
    M x

  6. Thank you for joining my Christmas Envelope swap, just let me know when your'e ready to send and I will email you my address (and visa versa). xxxx What a lovely little bookmark :)

  7. I love the bookmark! And the one from your son made me smile... He knew that if mom didn't get her reading time that she would go mad! Smart boy!!! lol... I love to read, actually, I love to buy books as well, like I can't have enough, I just want to be surrounded by them, I don't know what's more fun, buying the books and planning a good read, or having a good read!
    I love to read British blogs and read words like "grotty" :)
    Have a great week,
    Much love,

  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog, love yours too :)

    Bee happy x

  9. Hi Suzanne, I noticed you are my newest follower, and I thought I'd pop over to thank you! I'm now following your blog too ;) I've read back through a few posts and liked all your makes for Christmas. Love the little bookmark your son made you ... such a funny note! Take care, Wendy x

  10. How lucky are you to have that bookmark? i love Chrissie's crochet...Weather grotty here too....bestest
    Daisy j x

  11. Woww beautiful desing!! I like your blog and all your creations so you have a new follower. I invite you to visit my blog.
    Best regards from Canary Island!!

  12. Loving the bookmark really cool. Chrissie's crochet is lovely. The year has certainly flown by! x

  13. Thank you for joining in the Christmas swap! You have been partnered with Joy from the blog Loving Crochet - more details and links on my blog. Happy swapping!
    Marianne x


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