Hymnal Bookmarks

A few months ago our church congregation decided to purchase new hymnals.  The ‘Lutheran Service Book’ has been out since 2006 but we are slow to accept change.  We like the old hymnal, ‘Lutheran Worship’, and going to the expense of buying different ones just because there is a new one out there is a large investment for a small congregation.  But our organist of many, many years retired last year and we are having trouble finding another one.  Even guest organists are hard to come by and they are mostly used to playing out of the LSB.  So we voted to to purchase the new hymnals.
It was brought up that the new books do not have any bookmarks in them.  You can purchase bookmarks that have two or three markers but no-one wanted to pay the extra.  I made a bookmark for my aunt that had a few tails and my mother brings a handful of bookmarks to church every Sunday.  As other members had also brought up the lack of markers I thought I’d see what I could come up with.
I’ve seen this type of bookmark on the Internet – regular ribbon, a button and an elastic hair band,  then I added four ribbon page markers.
 Hymnal Bookmark with 4 tails wandasknottythoughts
I made eight of them while watching the super bowl Sunday night.  I could have made more but I ran out of ribbon.

Hymnal Bookmarks with 4 tails keeping them straight wandasknottythoughts

 I will take these to church Sunday and let a few people try them out.  If they are liked I’ll make a few more. I don’t know that I’ll make them for all the hymnals but, if they go over well, I’ll make enough for everyone that comes regularly and maybe a few more.  We’ll see what people think of them.
On the tatting front I’ve done a little:  I’ve made it to day 9 of Jane’s TIAS.
 Day 9 of Jane Eborall's 2016 TIAS from wandasknottythoughts
I know, she’s posted the last day and people are sending in their finished pieces, but at least I’m back at it  I need to remember not to use such dark thread on something like this – if I make a mistake it’s hard to see to undo it!
I did find a wonderful pattern I wanted to make for Valentine’s Day but it is not going to get done in time.  In fact, I haven’t started it yet.  And I have the Round Robin that I need to finish before I start something else.
I think I need one of the hymnal bookmarks to keep track of all the things I need to do.
But I’d have to add a few more tails.
“The attitude you pose is greatly influenced by the links of friendships you bookmark. Good friends, good attitudes; best friends, best attitudes.  Guess what for toxic friends…!C”
Israelmore Ayivor

4 thoughts on “Hymnal Bookmarks”

  1. Nice to see you now have more projects than time. Your bunny is just asking to get done and the bookmarks, well what a great idea. Do you put some kind of fray stop on the bottom of the ribbons?

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