Friday, August 10, 2012

Reading & Bookmarks

It has been over a month since my last post and I have so much catching up to do! 
I had not been feeling well for a long while, and it finally caught up with me, to the point that I had been placed on medical leave for almost 2 months now.  I have never ever taken time off like this before and I had to learn to take care of myself and to take it easy.  Day by day I am starting to feel like my old self, and hopefully very soon I can go back to finding joy in life in a healthy way!
Well enough about me!

I participated in several fun swaps, and today I will start with one that I really had so much fun with.  I love to read and I always in need of bookmarks.  This swap was hosted by Tee at The Altered Paper and we were to create 2 bookmarks.  My partner was Elysia.

These 2 bookmarks are from Elysia.  Thank you Elysia!!!  I am currently using them to hold my place in a book and a magazine.

These 2 flower bookmarks are the ones I sent to her.  I used flower punches to make the distressed flowers and corduroy covered buttons.  I found the giant bookmarks at WalMart years ago. 
This summer I have discovered a new book author and have not been able to put her books downs.  Her name is Lisa Wingate and she is a "fiction writer that's good for the soul."

Here is the back of the bookmark!

In the next couple of weeks I will post more swaps that I received and I sent out.  Hopefully, I'll post them in chronological order.
Thank you for stopping by~