Thursday, May 13, 2010

Still Creating

We are leaving tomorrow to go to a wedding for my cousin Jill. She has been a widow for the last 3 years and during that time she found a wonderful guy to spend the rest of her life with. We are all happy for her and her fiance Mike...also for her children and grand-daughter. After the wedding we are driving to the next state over ( it is only a 1 1/2 hour drive from where we live) to visit our daughter and son-in-law. Saturday our niece will have a graduation party not far from my daughter's home. All of our family will be there except our oldest son as he has to work. I love it when we get together with family and have fellowship with one another. I even get to see my 2 grand-daughters for the second time this month...woo hoo! Saturday evening we will visit with our youngest son and his wife. He has been getting his garden in tip-top shape for us to take the 'grand tour' when we go. He also has been learning how to play guitar since last November and he wants to play a song for us. I look forward to hearing it. I feel like I need to get 'out of Dodge' for the weekend and enjoy other scenery. (we say we are getting out of Dodge whenever we travel...I don't know why we do, we just do and no we don't live in a city named Dodge.)  It has been so cold and rainy here and I haven't been outdoors too much except to walk and get the mail down at the post office between showers, so I am more than ready to travel and see if maybe I can find the sun as it has definitely not been abiding around here. :)

I am posting a photo of a sewing journal that I made for my niece Amanda as part of her graduation gift. She loves to sew and has recently been creating many nice sewing projects including 2 quilts and one beautiful skirt. I thought 'she needs a sewing journal to put all of her drawings, photos and sewing lists in'. I made it out of a black covered, not so pretty composition journal. I love to make these and have made many in the past for gifts. Some of the ones I have made are thankful journals, everyday life journals, baby milestones, etc.  They are fairly easy to make but the key is putting in a new very sharp exacto blade in the knife. The best part for me is choosing the embellishments. I made her a teacup pin cushion to go with it and will maybe buy some fat quarters to finish out the sewing theme.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I look forward to hearing about the projects you are working on.

Front cover of sewing journal.
(by the way , you can click on any photo and bring them up in a new window for a closer look.)

Inside cover and the back inside cover is decorated the same.

Back cover of journal.


  1. It sounds like a great and busy weekend ahead of you, Friend. I am so happy for Jill and the rest of the family.

    The journal is so cute. I should have had a sewing journal like that all the years I sewed clothes. Wouldn't it be fun to look back on it now! She will love it.

    I have a beautiful Yorkshire journal you gave me in the spring of 2004, but couldn't bear to write it in because I didn't want to ruin it. I promise you that the next time I get to Yorkshire, I WILL write in it. I will have to practice my handwriting between now and then.

    Have a wonderful and safe weekend.

  2. Thank you my friend. I almost forgot about the Yorkshire journal. I do remember it was my first one and I was so proud of it when I finished it. I remember it was so you. You have beautiful handwriting so you will not have to practice very much if any. :D