I am a farm girl, married to my high school sweetheart. We grew up on farms 9 miles apart and went through 12 years of school together. I liked him in grade school, but it took until we were Juniors in high school to get him interested in me as more than a friend. I have never lived more than 10 miles from home, except in college, but have travelled as far as France, Germany and Switzerland. We live on our own farm and have raised three of our six kids. The last three are growing up fast.
I tried a new form of cut book. I perused a library book about altered books, and it sparked some new ideas for me to try. I designed an "illuminated" letter L, and embroidered it on a page from the book. I cut an oval shape out of the book cover to frame the letter. My graduate and I both like it.
After transferring the pattern to the page, I pre-punched holes with a thumb tack before embroidering on the page. I don't remember what I saw in the book that sparked this idea, but I like it.