Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Summer Journal, A Look Back

How about a peek at my last year's Summer Journal? I didn't post many pictures of if last summer so now you can have a look.
The cover was lacking in my opinion.  I opted for more masculine colors and I do like the fabrics.... but I don't know.... it isn't one of my favorites. 
 The spine is stitched with two colors of waxed linen and I randomly threw some beads on one stitch along with an Adirondack chair charm.
Next, a bit of the back cover. Can you see the tiny embroidered flowers? I do love the 7 Gypsies printed twill tape...which they don't make anymore. Why they discontinued it....I have no idea. Does anyone know?
The full front cover...I just didn't go all out on embellishing the cover. But it does hold special memories so I'm glad about that.
The inside cover with a quilted ruched pocket. I do like this inside cover, the yellow fabric is leftover from years ago when I made my kitchen valances. 
 Below, is the back pocket, I usually make it larger to hold pamphlets and bigger items.
And now a look at some of the journaled pages....

 I actually saved some confetti from the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular and attached to the page.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are enjoying your summer.
Remember if you want to make one of these beauties yourself see my Quilted Collage Journal E-tutorial in my Etsy shop. 

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

July 4th, Playing Catch-Up

A bit late, but that's okay. We have had a busy week. I am still catching up on my Summer Journal.
This is what my family and I were doing Monday (all day) in Boston, which has 
THE GREATEST July 4th celebration in the country.
 Yes, we got there EARLY...don't ask.
We had amazing seats even though this looks far away, trust me we were close. So close we were getting texts from our friends saying they just say us on TV.
 If you ever decide to come to Boston for the Pops Spectacular, email me and I will give you the low-down. It really is worth it and what you see on TV is just a fraction of what goes on.
As we were leaving our teenage kids told us how much they loved doing this. Looks like we're coming back next year. I hope you are enjoying your summer. Thanks for stopping by and now I'm getting back to my Summer Journal.

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