I recently read Teresa Wentzler's blog entry announcing her retirement from cross stitch designing. Her arthritis has just gotten to be too much. It makes me sad. I'll miss seeing more designs from her.
Today's project is a free pattern from Teresa. It's one I chose to stitch and make into a bookmark for my son, Brendan. I wanted something cool for him that would encourage him to read more. Sadly, I stalled out. All those color changes and fractional stitches had me stressed every time I looked at the pattern. I think I might change some colors and use overdyed flosses instead of the myriad changes. One of my friends stitched this and used some metallic flosses for parts of the pattern. That would be fun to play with as well. Since my son is now 17, it's time to stitch this and gift it to him.
33H x 160W
DMC floss - until I convert it!
Not much of a start, but it does mean the border is set.