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My DH and I love books!  We've moved so many times over the years, I can hardly count.  But, one thing we never get rid of are our books.  We can sift through everything else to lighten our load, no problem, but books are off limits.  Our community has just built a huge library and it's beautiful.  I was amazed at how busy this library is on a day to day basis.  Perusing the shelves of books is exciting to me.  I limit my selections to two whenever I go so that I can get through them cover to cover before they are due back.  One title in particular I will have to renew this week.  "Tangle Stitches" by Jane Monk.  If you've ever done any tangles, Zentangling, then I suggest this book.  It's like a beginner's guide to tangling on fabric.  I intend to do every project in the book to get proper practice and then do a larger piece for my wall.  The first project in the book is to make a "biscornu" which is basically an irregular shape cushion using 2 squares of fabric.  I didn't make a pincushion as it suggests, I made a paper-weight/book-weight.  Every time I have a book open in my sewing room, I end up losing my page, so this weight is a perfect solution.  Today I will be making one more in black with white stitching and a different design.   

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Comment by EMILY on October 17, 2016 at 3:42am

Great idea, it really appeals to me too. So unique

Comment by Janet/MO on October 13, 2016 at 5:51am

My husband & I feel the same way about books.  I always told my kids & grandkids that books are our friends & we need to cherish them.  Fortunately they all have a love of reading too.  I love your book weights. 

Comment by Barb/WI on October 12, 2016 at 6:26pm

At this rate you'll have to start selling these, you'll have so many!  Keep having fun with it, you're doing great.

Comment by Sandra Paananen on October 12, 2016 at 4:34pm

Here's the second one finished.  I added beaded edges to both of the weights.  Kept the stitching simple.  Now on to the next project in the book.  

Thank you for your comments.  Had fun doing this.  ;o)

Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on October 12, 2016 at 11:05am

It's always fun to try new techniques.  Enjoy!

Comment by Barb/WI on October 11, 2016 at 9:40am

Great idea to make a book weight!  Zentangles are fascinating, and I am particularly impressed with the fabric tangles I've seen.  It will be fun to see some of your projects!

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