Friday, April 23, 2010

NNC Bookmark Exchange 2010

April 23rd - the World Book & Copyright Day.

Reading has been a passion since before I started school. I remember very well one of the first books my parents gave me; 'Little Red Riding Hood'... Who does not know this fairy tail about the little girl wearing a red hooded cape, and the bad wolf. As the little girl I was at that time, the story was a bit scary of course! :)
As the years went by, there were 'Famous Five', 'Hardy Boys', 'Nancy Drew' etc. and the list goes on... 
I can't imagine a home without books... I love books and I read a few pages each night.

To celebrate the World Book Day 2010, Zarina from NNC organized the annual Bookmark Exchange. I enjoyed the exchange so much last year - you can read about it here, so I signed up this time too - I thought! I felt really sad when I realized I had forgotten to sign up and asked Zarina if there was still a chance for me to join... It was - and happily I started thinking how to make the bookmarks. My partner is Margaret in Malaysia. Little did I know I was her partner too! :)

Margaret is an avid cross-stitcher, but unfortunate no blog. Here are the 2 bookmarks I received from her, aren't they beautiful?! I love them!

There wasn't only the bookmarks in the parcel from Margaret..
She had added a Malay mini-cookbook, 2 skeins of DMC floss and a beautiful tissue holder. The tissue holder is 'Kain Songket', one of Malaysia's finest handicraft. Made in the East Coast states of Kelantan and Terengganu, it is also one of the country's most regal and exquisite fabrics.
Kain Songket is a traditionally hand-woven fabric, using predominantly gold threads to form intricate designs depicting motifs of local flowers.
You can read more about Kain Songket here.

Here are the 2 bookmarks I made for Margaret.
One is applique, the other one is Hardanger.

Margaret, THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH for everything you sent me!
I hope you will like my bookmarks and the little extra I sent you! :)

Not to forget a BIG THANK YOU to Zarina who organized the exchange!


zarina said...

I LOVE your post and the bookmarks by both of you. You are getting very knowledgeable about Malaysia, aren't you?

ria vogelzang said...

Lovely bookmarks!! It is so great to enjoy good friends!!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Ria...reading is my passion too, I just love it...and your bookmarks too♥x

Joanne said...

What a wonderful idea!! I too love books. The hardanger bookmark is exquisite. I tried to learn that ever so many years ago, but couldn't get it. I was just 13 ... maybe that is why I could not "get it". Anyhow, it is lovely.

Dirt Lover said...

What a great exchange idea! The bookmarks are beautiful, and I'm sure you will get lots of use out of them, in addition to thinking of your friend each time you use them. You do such gorgeous work. Nice job.