My friend from Norway, Marit Is having a giveaway! She is a superb knitter and Ithink that her knitting reflects her northern climate! She knitted the blue christmas ornaments that I posted a while ago! The friends we make all over the world. When you are on her blog, scroll down to see her absolutely GORGEOUS advent mittens! They are to die for and I will learn to knit just make these…actually, I know how to knit…in one colour ;).
Now for an update!
I have been diligently working on my 365-day journal quilt since January 1st! I have drawn (traced) some designs on some blocks, that I have to embroider, but I am really liking this project! Here are some pics:
So, I am keeping all my journal tools in a plastic project box, oh I love those boxes. On top I have these miniature file folders, one is for journal entries finished and one are prepared pieces of material with the freezer paper already ironed on so I just pull one out. I do make sure that I vary the sizes ( I have 4 sizes)
I mainly use the black sharpie for writing my entries but for special things I use the coloured ones and they write very nicely as can be seen in my journal entry from yesterday:
I had yet to write my entry here, wanted to decorate first and then fill with my thoughts. It was my brother’s birthday and his daughter’s… I also went to yoga class, so I wanted to use this design, which I will embroider, sitting watching tv.
Here is the pile. I can’t wait to start putting my columns together, but I have a few little embroidery designs to do and then voila. In the seam allowance I have started putting little “secrets” ;)….writing the names of the people I am thinking of and things that I are more intimate. This will be so cool for my sons in the years to come….I think. I didn’t tell them about the seams though, that’s for me!
So! I am busy, always doing something. Too bad I have a dayjob!
I am finally linking up to The Needle and Thread Network this week. I have been visiting over there but haven’t had time to comment.
Has anyone else done a journal quilt like this or similar! Sometimes I think that I am obsessed!