Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A little time off...

Today is the last day of my little vacation. DH and I were off for Lincoln's Birthday last Thursday and President's Day yesterday so we both took Friday as a vacation day and I also took today. It's been a nice little 6 day break for the measly cost of only 2 vacation days! But I can't figure out how I got nothing accomplished in those 6 days! Or at least not very much. Usually when DH and I stay home together we spend too much time in the house doing nothing. This time we were out and about every day running errands. It was nice to spend some time wtih DH - when we are hanging around the house we tend to each do our own thing but when we are out and about we have fun together. We did manage to have a few meals out, go to a friend's birthday party (Happy Birthday again Roger!) and got some chores done. Unfortunately the to do list is so long it didn't make a dent!

Today was the first day I was able to get in my sewing room though. I'm enjoying my journal making class so much I decided to sign up for the sequel - More Journalmaking for the Fiber Artist. The classes overlap two weeks so this week I had lesson 4 from the first class and lesson 1 from the second! Here are my journals from this week:





Above is lesson 4 of the first class. This journal is made out of a paper bag believe it or not! I picked a civil war print for the lining and used twine as a tie (because that was all I had in the house that worked - LOL!)


This one was made with some authentic japanese fabric I got at City Quilter in NYC a few years ago. It's been sitting in my stash waiting for just the right project. The picture doesn't really show it but this is a tri-fold journal.

I haven't done much quilting lately (even though I have a couple of deadline projects - yikes!) but sometimes its nice to have a little creative diversion to get the juices flowing again, isn't it? I keep seeing fabrics and thinking - "oh, that would make a gorgeous journal" I'm not sure what I am going to do with all these journals but I'm sure they will all find good homes. Speaking of which, my one year blog-aversary is coming up in a few days. I think a custom made journal might be a great prize for a giveaway - what do you think? Stay tuned for the details...

Have a pieceful day!


2 comments:

Mary said...

Love the latest journals. I am resisting the urge to get bitten by this latest craze!

Mary said...

The journals look great. I used to buy lots of them thinking I was doing to keep journals but after a few weeks I'd stop writing. Blogging is the first journal I've been able to keep consistently.