Saturday, 11 October 2014

Thistles and Harvest Decorations

Someone in the USA has requested six of my thistle bookmarks.  It is strange but whenever going back to a pattern there seems to be something you want to do to improve on it, especially a few years down the line.   One of the more noticeable things I did was to tat a different tail.  Here you can see one with split rings and the other with the technique Jane has just put on her blog a half double double stitch.  They both look fine but I think I prefer the slimmer stem!

We have just celebrated harvest in our parishes and there were some lovely decorations, although I forgot to take pictures of the fruits, but at least have some flowers!

A basket filled with autumnal flowers

Hops decorating the porch of a church
Hops are used primarily as a flavouring and stability agent in beer, to which they impart a bitter, tangy flavour, although they look so pretty hanging over a porch.

If you look through the door you can just see the basket sitting there!


  1. It's good to have the choice of bookmark tails! - but I think I prefer the split rings. I have never seen hops growing, they look lovely over the church porch.

  2. Thank you so much for your opinion over the bookmark tails. Jane prefers the half double double stitch so have now gone back to the person who wants them to see what she says - I hate having to make such decisions!

  3. very nice thistles I can't decide which one I like better!


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