Block #27~ Friday, July 6

On July 4, 1978, I experienced fireworks in the form of contractions.
Two days later, I was blessed with the birth of my two sons. They were born, a minute apart.
One weighed 6 1/2 pounds; the other weighed 6 3/4 pounds.
Frank and Ed are the stars that light up my life.
I am so proud of them.
Since I was out celebrating their birthdays, I was not able to make the block for my journal until today.


Stars Bright, Stars Light

Background: Patriotic star fabric; red and white star fabric for backing
Technique: Applique

Meditation Fabric Journal

The first part of my day was crazy and busy. When I finally was able to get back home, I went to my stitch meditation bin for materials. I knew this would help me put the craziness behind me.
My plan was to create a stitch meditation. But as I looked at the stack of meditations I have made so far, I suddenly switched plans. Originally, these little stitch blocks were to be created just for fun, peace, and with no project in mind. I have been looking at videos on how to make fabric journals. A few years ago, I took a class on making a journal book, with paper signatures. With this bit of experience and research, I decided to try to compile some of the stitch meditations into a fabric journal. Since the stitch blocks are all done by hand, I made the signatures by hand also. The only machine stitching I did was on the journal cover. I thought it would make it more secure, but I did not like the way it looked. So I stitched around the book cover with embroidery thread.
Making this fabric meditation journal was a very relaxing way to end a crazy day.

Fabric Journal

The fabric journal is finished and in the mail.
Whew! I made the mailing deadline.


This is the front cover. The back of this page is the same as the green strip.

This is the front of the last page. I drew myself at my sewing machine.
The back is the same as the multi-color frame.

The buttons help stabilize the book binding.
I made a video of the booklet, but for the life of me, I can’t figure out how to post it.
I downloaded it onto You Tube but I can not find it!
So much for my technology skills.