Monday, 9 February 2009

Musing Monday

What do you use to mark your place while reading? Do you have a definite preference? Do you use bookmarks, paper, or (gasp) turn down the pages? If you use bookmarks, do you have a favourite one?

The photo above shows my favourite bookmarks, I usually use one of these. Page turning is a 'pet' hate of mine and I try to discourage any of my family in this habit.
Over the years I have been given many bookmarks, some from bookshops and some from family and friends as part of birthday/ Christmas presents. Working from left to right, the first one is courtesy of 'Family Publications' bookshop. This is a great site , I have ordered many Catholic books from them and they guve a very efficient service.

Next along is a bookmark from the Holy Land , a friend from church brought this for me after returning from a pilgrimage.

Third from the left is a handmade bookmark from
Gracious Hospitality.
This was part of a prize I won from this lady last May. It really is a lovely piece of work and as the stitching says I do remember her when using the bookmark.

The 'Irish Blessing' one was given to me by one of my daughters as part of a present. I do have Irish ancesters , somewhere in the distant past.

Last in the photo is one that I crosstitched myself , many years ago .
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teabird said...

Your own handstitched bookmark is lovely!

thanks for visiting -

Barbara said...

I double clicked to really get to see them.

I like bookmarks too and have quite a few different ones plus the freeones from bookshops etc. I'll have to go looking for them all sometime. They are in different books all over the place that I am browsing or reading.

Yes b oth the same Palmers.