Another Journal

Facebook is still denying me the ability to upload photos, so I will post more here and link to there.

This one is a photo of the Bradford pear tree that we used to have.  It has inside pockets to hold the book and they are made with a green hand dyed (by me) fabric.  I  have stitched a little bit around one of the blooms on the front and there is a black rubber strap to accent and hold the book.  The journal inside is a Mead composition book in 5″ x 7″ size and is easily replaced when needed.  The cover is washable. This journal is $17 plus $2 shipping.  In Illinois there is a 6.25% sales tax charge also if you are an Illinois buyer.  Contact me by comment or email to make purchase arrangements.


Where Does The Time Go?

Where does the day go?  I got up at 6:30 this morning, didn’t get dressed and immediately went to the sewing machine to finish the quilting on my new Words piece.  Some days I do that.  I stay in my pajamas. I planned on working on this art piece yesterday…but my husband has been rained out of the field since Sunday afternoon and so I never got to touch the quilt.  After he went to bed last night I worked on it, then got the quilting and squaring up done this morning.  I am still adding paint highlights to it, but here is a sneak peak.

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It is called “Sticks and Stones…but Words Will Never Hurt Me”.  This is my second one.  Rusted cotton sateen, screened designs with procion dyes, handwriting, stamping, and painting.

Oh yeah, Facebook and Twitter now “demand” my time too.  My Twitter name is Katheeann if anyone wants to follow me. I spend too much time checking them since I am new to them.  I always do that with something new…play with it a lot.  I also got a good deal on a new Sony camera yesterday…I’ll probably play with it a lot too.

After the quilting is finished, now I can move the sewing machine back to my messy workroom.  I set the machine up on the kitchen table to quilt anything larger than a tablerunner because I don’t have the table room in my “studio”.  Now I can clean off the table so my husband doesn’t go crazy.  Not that we eat there…we eat in the living room in front of the tv.  The kitchen table is not needed for much of anything.

I need a whole day to clean up and possibly organize my sewing room.  Maybe tomorrow?  Unless I have to mow grass or go to town or clean the house.