Monday, June 17, 2013

SAL Update & Extension

This is just a quick little post to share some very exciting news - we have our first Final Finish for the SAL!!! The awesome Karen, of Karen's Colourful Creations, has written a wonderful post about the finishing of her most *beautiful* bookmark:

Photo used with Permission

As you can see, Karen decided to leave the light pink thread in and echoed the colour in her lovely Grosgrain ribbon marker :) She says that it looks even better in person, which I can well believe! I especially love the way her Rhodes Hearts turned out with the variegated silk - so elegant and pretty!!! There's lots of great information on her finishing process in her post, so head on over to read it ;) But before you go:

Thanks to the input of SAL Participants and my own feelings on the matter, the SAL Deadline has been Extended. Now, technically, as I've said from the start of the SAL, June 20th, 2013 (the day before the Summer Solstice and therefore the last day of Spring) was only a guide to work towards, rather than an absolute date.

As this SAL is informal and not competitive, it really doesn't matter when you finish your bookmark, but I set the date as a goal to help keep us motivated to do the Final Finish so that the bookmark doesn't become another UFO (UnFinished Object) LOL!

I'm as guilty as anyone else (truthfully, quite a bit guiltier!) of losing momentum on projects and putting off finishing altogether, and part of my reasoning for offering the SAL in the first place was to help me get out of that rut :) Also, I have really fallen behind in writing the finishing tutorials and I really am very deeply sorry for that!!!

As a result, I'm going to add some extra time, but not too much as I don't want to lose my own project focus ;) The new date is July 1st, 2013, because the end of June falls on a Sunday and I'd like to have two whole weekends. I know that's usually the best free time for most people. If you aren't able to finish your bookmark during this time, that's perfectly okay too so don't worry - this is a no-stress thing! But hopefully this little bit of extra time will be enough to catch up for those who want to do so :)

Here is my plan: I will finish the Tassel Tutorial and Bookmark Finishing tutorial this week, hopefully by Friday, which leaves the rest of the month free. And if you'd like to do your own finish please don't hesitate to do so! The upcoming tutorials are only a rough suggestion, meant to show how I'm tackling my own bookmark in case you'd like to do the same ;) Sound good?! Please let me know, by comment or e-mail.

Okay, you can *finally* go and visit Karen now, LOL! Happy Bookmark Making!!!


Karen said...

Karen's bookmark is very pretty, I love the colors she chose!

Karen said...

I'm glad you like it. Thank you for the pretty pattern and for putting together this SAL. :)

Aurelia Eglantine said...

Thank you both for your lovely comments! :)

Anonymous said...


Thank you for following my blog.

The bookmarks are beautiful and I love your tutorial in your previous post (:

Aurelia Eglantine said...

Hi Meggie! Welcome to ES :) Thank you very much for your lovely comment!