I thought I'd make a bookmark in autumn colors. Not for me, because I really don't like them (other than on the trees, I mean). I'm planning to save this one for next year's sale. There certainly are people who like oranges, and for the sale I try to make things in a broad range of colors so there will be something for everyone.
This is the "Sunrise, Sunset" bookmark from Martha's Playing with Picots book. It's probably my favorite design in the book, and I'm sure I'll make it again in colors I like. For this one, I used Lizbeth 694 Harvest Orange and 685 Evergreen Dark.
I think the color interplay in this design is very clever, especially since it is all done without cutting the threads. I think it's also a design that, in the right colors (perhaps even including these), is equally appealing to men and women. It's graceful but not frilly, and has very visually interesting patterns. I always try to include some items that will appeal to men at the sale as well, so all around, this one is a winner.