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Wreck This Journal -Last Chapter

Friday, July 31st, 2009

As it turned out, I did not work much at all on the journal this final week. Flipping through it the only new page I find is the doodle on the envelope page. So maybe that is kind of a closure – sealing up the envelope with all its pretty and strange contents and setting it aside for another time. I had a silly little project in mind, but the week was taken up in other activities. So here is the doodling …

journaldoodlenew1Thanks for the awesome journey fellow wreckers! Thanks Jamie for hosting the Next Chapter. I have so enjoyed visiting all the blogs and getting to know each of you! Blessings to each precious one in what your future holds!

Wreck This Journal – Week 8!

Friday, July 24th, 2009

Wow! These two months are just flying by … Soon we will be saying goodbye to Sunny Days of Summer – and I am not ready for that yet! Are you ready to get back into the swing of a new school year? The good news is, my husband has found a one year position at our local state university and HIS school year has started this week! The girls and I have a few more weeks to play before buckling down to another year of school.

This past week in the Wrecking adventure hosted by Jamie Ridler,  I did tackle some of the ‘writing’ pages. Thanks ladies for the encouragement! I filled the ‘Internal Monologue’ pages with small print and won’t share it because it is after all my own personal thoughts. ;-)   I also filled the ANGRY page with a weird happening that involved a very ballistic person directing his anger at innocent by standers! (My daughter and Me!) And I have a few pages that friends helped with. Butch scratched ever so lightly on the ‘scratch with a sharp item page’. His last name is Rose and he scratched a very pretty rose on it, but it does not show up enough to share in a photo. And he left an ‘X’ mark cut in the ‘friend destruction page’  and Marsha ripped a corner off that page. Tee hee! Thanks my dear friends!

I received Kim’s lovely white pages filled with lace and trims and buttons and pebbles and other such items. It is a very pretty page! Thank you Kim – I think it is happy in its new journal home!

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So what have I learned through this experience? I think the biggest thing was to just let go and have fun with this whole experience. I did step out of the comfort zone a bit. I found it fascinating how the friends I shared the journal with would just jump in and wreck away! (Altho some thought me a bit strange! You know the type who would never ever damage a book!? They watched, shaking their heads as the others wrecked!)

And I have so liked checking in on what all my fellow wreckers have been doing to their journals! I think I have visited each website – sorry that I did not leave a comment on each one. But I enjoyed each visit!

Happy wrecking ladies!

Wreckage Week #2

Friday, June 12th, 2009

This week I have had a blast and lots of laughs as I have visited blogs of other fellow journeyers  on the Wreck This Journal book club. I personally have decorated the title page, added my fav number to “start numbering here page”, I’ve added sticky stuff, tea stains, fruit labels, punched holes and received advice from my daughter! The best part is laughing at what others have done with their journals. If you have no idea what I’m talking about – go check out the link!

Fruit label page. I added the Ale 8 label because we just took a quick trip to KY and bought the Ale 8. I read the label and they say they are a unique mix of ginger and fruit!

Fruit label page. I added the Ale 8 label because we just took a quick trip to KY and bought the Ale 8. I read the label and they say they are a unique mix of ginger and fruit!

This is my sticky page that I will add more too as time goes on.

This is my sticky page that I will add more too as time goes on.

"Help" is my one word for this week! My husband's job ended May 31st. We really thought an offer was coming this week for a job he was very interested in.  But alas, when the phone call came it was not with a job offer. Totally bummed. "Help" was the word I was internally screaming.

"Help" is my one word for this week! My husband's job ended May 31st. We really thought an offer was coming this week for a job he was very interested in. But alas, when the phone call came it was not with a job offer. Totally bummed. "Help" was the word I was internally screaming. Wrecking is a good thing to be doing right now!

I have more pages to share but need to run on to the next activity of the day. I look forward to continuing this trip with my fellow  brave  wreckers!

Generosity Project

Monday, June 8th, 2009

lennasgenerosityproject006In today’s mail I received this lovely fiber art piece from none other than Creative Lenna as part of her  participating in the Tapping into Generosity Project 2009. Lenna made the home theme for me because she knows of the 99% possibility that my family will be moving out-of-state due to my husband’s job search. She said in her note to me, “I know you don’t want to move … hard for everyone, but I think you will find a new “home” for you and your family.”

I know Lenna is right, we will find a new home. We will all adjust and life will continue with smiles on our faces. Thank you Lenna for the encouragement and the lovely fiber art!

Now, about the Generosity Project. I have linked to Lenna’s page which explains it, but I do not know who originated the idea. I followed several links, but it seems to go on and on! (If you know the origin, please let me know so I can give credit! Thxs!)   Here is how it goes: since I added my name to the draw on Lenna’s blog, I am now to offer a generosity meme on my blog. It is about making something with my own hand, from the generosity of my own little heart, and then giving that something to five people who comment about the project on this blog. The hope is that if you sign up for the drawing on my blog, or anyone else’s, you will continue the generosity meme by holding a give-a-way on your blog. Sounds fun! I I love the gift I received from Lenna so I hope I have lots of responses on my blog! I will randomly draw 5 winners next Monday, June 15th.

I have copied the following from Lenna’s page and it applies to my generosity meme :

“This offer does have some restrictions and limitations so please read carefully…
I make no guarantees that you will like what I make. No refunds… and no exchanges!!!! What I create will be just for you, and handmade with love from me. It will be created sometime in this calendar year (2009) and sent to you, and when you receive it, you will need to let me know it has arrived.

I will not give you any clue what it’s going to be. It will be something made in the real world that I’ll decorate and send to you through the US postal system. It will not be something cyber. It will be handmade, it could be any size, and it will be created from my heart in any medium I choose. I may take my time or I may make it quickly. I reserve the right to do whatever comes to mind when I create something for you!

The original meme requires you to post this text (or similar) into a note/blog post of your own and then make 5 things for 5 people who respond to it. I’m not going to require that of you. If you would like to do this generosity meme too, that would be great. I encourage you to participate and generously create, but it is not a requirement in order to enter and win.” This meme does not have to be an art or craft – we are all creative in our own ways. I do hope you will join me in this! Leave a comment and I will get back with you on June 15th. You will have to leave a way for me to contact you and a mailing address if you win.

I have no idea what I will create – a quiltie?  – some felted piece?  – or applique? But I am looking forward to this project! Hope you join me!

A Wacky Wreck

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

One of the things my hubby and I like to do is hang out at Barnes and Noble. I usually head to the Arts and Crafts section and then go to the magazines. Hubby heads for the photography section and then checks out the bargain books. Many times, but not always, we share our finds with each other, explaining why we think it is such a good book and then deciding if it should be placed on our ever growing wish list.

Several months ago, while at B & N, Hubby came up to me while I was flipping through Keri Smith’s book Wreck This Journal. I had read about the book and now I was giggling as I flipped through it. I told DH that I would one day buy this book. That day came yesterday! I happened upon Jamie Ridler’s blog and saw that she is hosting a book club using Wreck this Journal. So I high-tailed it over to B & N and bought the book.

When I got home, I paged through it and thought this will be a lot of fun and a bit intimidating. Will I be able to take it in the shower with me or drag it around the neighborhood? My gracious! But I jumped right in and “cracked the spine!” thinking that would be a good place to start and documented the purchase of the book.  Then I picked a blossom off my Christmas Cactus that has decided to bloom in June and pressed them on the appropriate page. And yes! it did bloom around Christmas too! What is it doing – over active plant. And I so do NOT have a green thumb.

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So here is the beginning of what I think will be a crazy wacky summer of wrecking a book intentionally! I look forward to stopping by and visiting my fellow journeyers.  And Jamie explains on her blog that it is never to late to join in. So check out her blog if you think you might be interested! (see link above)

One World – One Heart

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

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Yeah! for OWOH hosted by Lisa “oceandreamer” Swifka! Please click on the above logo if you would like more information about this event.

This is my second year to participate! I am offering the wool appliqué (17″ x 9 1/2″) pictured in part below. I had to use the scanner for the image as my daughters and their cameras are all out about right now. Sorry that it does not give the complete piece, but I think it gives the idea of the whole appliqué. Please leave a comment on this post if you would like to be included in this giveaway. You must be an active blogger and have a way for me to contact you if you are the winner – email or blog address. The event ends on February 12th, and I will announce the winner Februray 13th.

Red Wool Hearts on Black Wool Background

Red Wool Hearts on Black Wool Background

Have fun! And I look forward to visiting may of you on your blogs!

One World-One Heart

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

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Lisa’s One World-One Heart event begins January 19th! 2009 marks the third year for this event. OWOH is a world-wide blogging community event. Bloggers offer a piece of art or ephemera as a give-a-way on their blog. Lisa posts links to all those participating. The we have fun visiting the world-wide blogging community entering the give-a-ways (if you want to) and getting to know our world-wide neighbors. I plan on offering a piece of wool work as my give-a-way. If this sounds at all intriguing to you, go visit this post to read Lisa’s guidelines. You may have hundreds of bloggers visiting your site, and may even make some wonderful new friends!

Gifties from Texas

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

I received this colorful gift from blog friend, Leah.  Such beautiful scraps  – I’d love to see Leah’s quilts up close. At the bottom of the picture is a fabric and paper postcard with great free-motion quilting. Thank you Leah!