We Support You Drops In Today…

We Support You Blog HopI didn’t have to think about this one, the moment I saw it announced at Sew We Quilt, I knew I wanted to participate. It’s a good thing at the moment that I don’t have anyone personal close to me who has cancer, but I know what it is like to see someone go thru it. My grandmother was a huge part of my life and one of my biggest inspirations when I was a child. Growing up, I can remember her living with various health problems as she got older. She to went thru breast cancer in her early 60’s. She seemed to come thru it at the time quite well and I don’t ever remember with all her health issues of her ever complaining even one moment of pain she was suffering. She lived to be 72 before she died in 1987. Imagine all those years ago, I’m sure the treatments for cancer are probably far more advanced now than they were even in the 70’s when she was going thru all her health issues. For my project today, I often remembered my grandmother reading. She had these funny little spectacles she wore when she read and other than 60 minutes and Lawrence Welk, I don’t remember her and my grandfather watching much on TV even tho they sat in the den each night with the tv on. In honor of her, I started out doing the pattern in Electric Quilt to redraw it and plan it into a wallhanging. I was thinking I wanted to do different types of bras and just have some fun with it. Then so many things happened to me in December and January that I ended up getting side-tracked and couldn’t even sew throughout January. So I knew I had to do some quick rethinking of my project and once the doctor gave me the all clear I opened my Bernina Designer Plus software and decided to go the way of machine applique instead of machine blind stitch applique. I don’t create much machine applique,  so it was a learning experience as well and that’s what I thrive on most, I love learning new techniques, so in a way it was a good thing. I redrew the design in the software, and started adding to it. I took nothing away from the bra design, except for the middle section where I replaced it with a traditional Breast Cancer bow. The only thing I really added to it was the hearts design in the middle part of the bra and the heart on the hanger. So you might say, what did I make… well.. in honor of my grandma, I made a bookmark..

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A really big bookmark that is… 🙂 hehehe

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This is the other side of the bookmark.

The heart represents the love and memories I have for my grandmother.

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You probably noticed it has a handle, that’s so it can be carried around from place to place.

I also added pockets, the book will fit entirely in the right side pocket, or just part of it will fit if you wish to bookmark a page.

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Although often I will want to bookmark more than one page, so the other side will bookmark a page also.

I added two little pockets on the right side sleeve so that you could put some pens, or some change. The very left side of the sleeve closes with velco. So you could put some id in it, or money, etc.. Thus use it as a carry all to.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my project today.

The bookmark pattern was created by me as were the ribbon, and heart on the bookmarks.

I’d like to thank Mdm Samm and Pat Broe for giving me the honor of participating today and being great organizers.

Mdm Samm provided us with the pattern to follow as a guideline allowing us to customize it for our own needs.

She is selling this pattern which you can email her for information at: madamesamm@me.com

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I’ll see ya their.

Marian

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42 Responses to We Support You Drops In Today…

  1. Amy says:

    That is a sweet little bookmark. Love the lace that you used for your bra. It looks all dainty.

  2. Pauline says:

    A beautiful bookmark Marian…it is a beautiful bra…love the lace!! Thanks for sharing your support…Pauline

  3. Sandra Davidson says:

    A very neat bookmark I haven’t seen one that size before but I love it because I am always losing my bookmarks. Sweet bra I loved your work and thanks for the support.

  4. Joanne H. says:

    Beautiful! You are a very talented lady. Thanks for sharing with us!

  5. Pat says:

    What a great idea, Marian … and beautifully done! The machine embroidery of the pattern is a stand out. I love the little ruffle and the pink ribbon touches. This make a perfect gift for someone to carry a book and never lose her place. The back is lovely, too. Beautiful batik fabric. Very creative, Thank you for sewing your support and joining in the hop … <3 Pat

  6. apple blossom says:

    lovely project.

  7. sherry says:

    Thank you sew very much for Supporting and hopping. Your Bookmark Bag is very clever. Practical and Beautiful.

  8. Alicia Key says:

    Lovely embroidery! You say you made them yourself? Do you digitize on Art and Stitch or some other software? You did an AWEsome job!

    • Marian says:

      Thank you for the lovely compliment, I digitize for the most part in Bernina Designer Plus, it’s the software I’m most knowledgable in. However, I am currently learning Stitch Artist from Embrillance because I want something a little easier and something that does things better than what Bernina’s software does.

  9. JuliaP says:

    What a great way of making this project your own! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Elli says:

    What a lovely book mark!! I love the pockets and your machine embroidery. Congratulations on digitizing it!!

  11. Tonia conner says:

    Great project, the bra is beautiful.

  12. Mdm Samm says:

    your story and your very lovely project has a lot of love poured into it…she would be very pleased..

  13. Gmama Jane says:

    What a great idea…..Great ideas come often in small packages.
    Great idea!
    GMAMA Jane

  14. wendy says:

    Love the bra, what a neat idea. Great work on all of that embroidery too!

  15. LJ says:

    What a great idea. I can see that this bookmark would work especially well to hold open the pages when using a pattern in a book. Since most books don’t have sprial-bound pages, this would work really well. Love that you digitized the pattern and made it your own. The bra turned out so cute – love the eyelet lace. 🙂 Support the cause and the girls!

  16. Kaholly says:

    Certainly did enjoy your project!

  17. Jane says:

    I love your bookmark. That is a terrific idea. With pickets and even handles to carry it with you.
    Terrific job!!!

  18. Leah says:

    What a very clever bookmark! and i love the way you embroidered the bra! Too cute!!

  19. Colette says:

    Sweet project. Love the post too.

  20. JOAN says:

    GORGEOUS AND SO USEFUL. I KNOW THAT YOUR GRAMMA WOULD LOVE IT!

  21. Theresa says:

    Very pretty project.

  22. Carla says:

    What a great idea. Love that book mark. A fantastic tribute and lovely way to show support.

  23. Renee says:

    Your bookmark is absolutely gorgeous! I love the addition of the heart, which seems so appropriate, as it reminds you of your grandmother. I do hope February and the rest of 2015 is better than it sounds like January may have been.

  24. Cori says:

    What a unique project. I can’t say I have seen one of these before, and it is just adorable! Love all of your machine applique, and gotta love the handles! Great job.

  25. Mary says:

    That is so cute. The embroidery looks great and your work is lovely.

  26. Carol says:

    Such a sweet story about your grandmother and a great tribute to her. I love that bookmark and your bra looks fabulous!

  27. A very nice project. Love the bra!

  28. Felicia Few says:

    The was a great idea for the bookmark, you can use it for almost anything. Great bra and heart.

  29. What a great idea! Your little pink bra is adorable!!

  30. Your bookmark is really clever. Love the way you designed the bra!

  31. Pretty project, great tribute to your Grandma 🙂

  32. Michele says:

    That was a great idea.

  33. Kate says:

    Such a swell idea – your grandmother would be proud. 🙂

  34. Marlene says:

    What a beautiful bra – I want one like that to wear! And I love the idea of the “bookmark.” Just beautiful! blessings, marlene

  35. charlotte m. says:

    What a great idea for a book mark. It turned out beautiful. I know your grandmother would be proud.

  36. Britt-Inger says:

    Thank you för telling your story. I love your bookmark with the cute bra. Thank you for participate in the blog hop and sharing your creativity.

  37. Elizabeth says:

    That’s a very pretty and useful project!

  38. Heleen says:

    Amazing bookmark! It also protects the book (cups of tea, crumbs, etc.)! Very smart. And very pretty. Well done. I do hope you are all better now and stay that way!

  39. Anita says:

    Good-looking and practical bookmark!

  40. Judy B. says:

    Very pretty! Thank you for sharing.

  41. Mary W says:

    I love, love your bookmark. The bar is so sweet. Very feminine.

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