Thursday, February 19, 2009
Today is my best friend Sue's birthday! So if you know Sue give her a call, email or text and wish her a happy birthday. If you don't have her info, leave a comment here and wish her a happy birthday!
In other news... well there really isn't much other news! I went back to work yesterday and that was about as exciting as you would expect - LOL! This weekend is our quilting at the firehouse day with the posse so maybe I will have some good show and tell pictures to post on Saturday night or Sunday!
Oh, and is anyone else having trouble with bloglines? Mine is still showing some blogs as new as many as three times after I've viewed them and I don't think it showed my last post as new at all. Is it me or is everyone else having the same issues?
Have a pieceful day!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
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!
Friday, February 13, 2009
And here is a journal I made for Mary over at Stitchin by the Sea
Sunday, February 1, 2009
And this fabric is for the Flea Market bag (the pink and green) and the Ella bag (the blue floral, dots and toile) from Grand Revival Design. The taupe dots go with an extra yard of the blue floral to Mary for her Flea Market bag. This whole fabric line was gorgeous - I could have bought the whole thing!
These are the bag patterns - arent they great?
And here is my journal from my second lesson of the online class. This one is a sketchbook. I don't sketch much except for practicing machine quilting designs. I may use it for that or I may give it to DD who loves elephants - if she wants it.
And finally last night I finished the first block of the month from Bunny Tales.