We also brought baby A out to play in the snow for the first time. Here she is with her very handsome daddy.
So today we get a phone call at 5 am saying school was yet again cancelled...more snow fell overnight. I have tried to talk the kids into building a snowman for me. No such luck! Today they ventured to the neighbors house to sled on the "good" hill. My hubby had to venture out in this and travel about 4 hours away for a physical and drug test to start his new job. That left me and baby A in the house and me trying to stay busy so I don't worry too much about the road conditions.
In an effort to stay busy I decided to whip up an idea that has been bouncing around in my head for a few days. I am a reader. I have two bookshelves full of books not to mention 2 or 3 boxes of books hibernating in the garage waiting for me to read the books on the shelves so I can pass those along and move the box books in. That being said, I also like bookmarks. I once took part in a bookmark swap and got LOTS of bookmarks. One can never have to many. Well, long story short I had been thinking about things to make for Valentine's Day. Why not a bookmark? So I sat down today and after many frogging episodes I came up with this. Hope you like it. I am thinking about maybe creating a gift tag to go with it. If I do, I will post it for ya!
I Give You My Heart Bookmark
small amount size 10 bedspread crochet thread
1.65 mm steel hook (size 7)
Stiffener of your choice
R 1: work 6 sc in first chain. Join to first sc
R 2: ch 2, work 2 hdc in same sc and in each sc around. Join to first hdc (12 hdc)
R 3: ch 2, dc in same hdc, 2 dc in next stitch, dc in next, 2 dc in next stitch, dc in next, 2 dc in next stitch, sc in next, 2 dc in next stitch, dc in next, 2 dc in next stitch, dc in next, 2 dc in last stitch, join to first dc. (17 dc and 1 sc)
R 4: ch 2, dc in same stitch, hdc in each of next 2 stitches, (hdc and dc) in next stitch, dc in next, (dc & trc) in next, 3 trc in next, (trc & dc) in next, hdc in next, sl st into sc of previous row, hdc in next, (dc & trc) in next, 3 trc in next, (trc & dc) in next, dc in next, (dc & hdc) in next, hdc in each of last 2 stitches. join to first dc.
beg small heart
3 trc & 1 dc in 3rd chain from hook, 2 dc in next chain, sc in next chain. Turn so that you can work in the opposite side of the chains you just worked in. Sc in same chain as previous sc, 2 dc in next chain, dc &3 trc in last chain. Ch 2 and join with a sl st to last chain. Finish by weaving in ends. On the small heart end I used the tail to sew up the gap in the center.
Stiffen the hearts using your desired method. I left the chain loose but you can stiffen it also if you would like. This would also look cute if you added some ultra fine glitter when stiffening.
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