I made this bookmark for a friend who was leaving his job as a chemistry teacher. I thought he’d find it fun if I made up his name (Sam) using the elements of the periodic table. It looks like a simple design but it actually took a lot longer than I thought it would to stitch. I really like the idea of using the atomic element symbols as letters to spell out words so I may use this idea for another project in future.
This cross stitch came as a freebie kit attached to the front of a magazine. I have to say that it originally started out as a present for someone but in the end I couldn’t give it away as I’d fallen in love with it while sewing it. It’s so sweet isn’t it, I had it mounted and framed and now it is the first thing visitors see when they walk into my living room.