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02-23-2008, 10:46 PM
Creating the four seasons. This is a partner swap.

Completed seasons are Fall and Winter.

Mail by Feb. 29, 2008 or soon thereafter seeing we were not sure we could continue this.
ZEABLU mails to Pippin
JackieR mails to Jan
Pippin mails to JackieR
barefootchef mails to ZEABLU
Jan mails to barefootchef

Mail by April 30, 2008 or there abouts
ZEABLU mails to Jan
barefootchef mails to Pippin
JackieR mails to ZEABLU
Pippin mails to barefootchef
Jan mails to JackieR

02-23-2008, 10:47 PM
I received some emails requesting page size. Was not able to check back to our beginning threads. Maybe each of you should post that again. I would like 6X6 size.
So glad we can see this through.

02-24-2008, 12:08 AM
Hello all!! My pages are 8x8. I am working on your Spring Jan. Nice to be in our blue and green home.

02-24-2008, 12:11 AM
Mine are 8 by 8 also!

02-24-2008, 12:33 AM
Here are most of your pages for your swap:
set 2 (http://www.google.com/search?q=atcards+%22the+four+seasons%22+G-33&hl=en&start=10&sa=N&filter=0)
set 1 (http://www.google.com/search?q=atcards+%22the+four+seasons%22+G-33&hl=en&filter=0)
UNDER each link is a little word, Cached. Click on that and it will pull up most of the broken page. Hopefully you guys can find enough of the info from there.

02-24-2008, 04:20 PM
Thanks "Original". I tried both sets "cached" one of the posting but received the ATC site with a sign showing temporarily closed. That is ok, we can each post this and update ourselves. We do have our own printed schedule and partner list so I think we are ok to proceed. If any of you participating have questions please post them to this thread and I'm sure "Original' or another Mod will help us out.

02-25-2008, 09:07 AM
Hey, I found ya'll! So glad to be here!!! My journal is 8 X 8.

Hope everyone has been well. Spring is right around the corner...

02-25-2008, 05:14 PM
I'll PM Christine, she is here and we should have our page sizes posted "again". thanks ladies and welcome Cathy.

02-26-2008, 05:29 AM
Hi ladies,

My journal page sizes are 8X8. Pippin, I think I'll post your page only at the end of this week.

02-26-2008, 10:22 AM
Im still a little behind having lost my mojo for a week or so!! I will post when I post!!!

02-26-2008, 10:42 AM
Pipping, my mojo has been off too. I'm just glad that we are all here together again! Big hugs to all.

02-26-2008, 12:41 PM
Please explain ladies you know I'm in the backwoods of Minnesota. What is "mojo"?

02-26-2008, 01:14 PM
Gosh, how do you describe mojo? Pippin is from Canada and I am from the south. It is also known as "gris gris" in Louisiana.

Here is a definition...

"Mojo is a term that derives from several of the 450 Bantu languages of Africa. It carried quickly to the language of African American slaves and was often applied to charms, magical spells, or small bags carried for personal protection as part of the hoodoo belief system that evolved during slavery.

Different regions might refer to the mojo by different names. Those in Louisiana often called the mojo a gris-gris, derived from the Bantu word gree-gree. Island nations like Haiti refer to the mojo as a wanga or oanga. A mojo might also be called a nation sack, jomo, mojo hand, or toby. Numerous other names were also commonly used.

In its most precise definition people might carry or wear a mojo, a small fabric bag. The mojo could contain numerous things, herbs, small, carved symbols or fetishes, or papers on which prayers or petitions were written. Usually a mojo is not displayed and is hidden under clothing.

A mojo could be type specific. For example a person might carry a mojo that would help him or her find love. It might protect against evil curses from others, or simply bring good luck.

The migration of the term mojo into today’s language is mainly due to its use in 20th century rhythm and blues songs. However though the word still refers to a source of power, it doesn’t necessarily refer to a mojo bag. Instead mojo may simply mean magic or spells."

I guess if you want to describe it for us, we lost our magic or power to create!

Hey, maybe we should host a mojo swap!

02-26-2008, 01:18 PM
Muse, inspiration, oomph, get up and go and all of the above!!!! Love the official definition Cath! And dont forget I am really an English rose underneath all this snow!!! LOL

02-26-2008, 01:46 PM
Well Pip, I think of French Canadian when I think of NO! My grandfather spoke Cajun French...

02-26-2008, 02:16 PM
WOW ladies, thanks. The "magic" for us is "soul". Sharon, you certainly are a rose under the snow, remember the song "The Rose"? I perceive you as a rose , a beautiful one that never goes away.

02-26-2008, 03:15 PM
You are too adorable Jan, I love that song!!!

02-27-2008, 01:39 AM
I know that 'lost' feeling. Only just getting it back. My mojo is enhanced when I walk. The birds are so colourful and beautiful and they are all around me as I walk in the morning when they are waking up. Parrots, kookaburras, and all sorts flying around as I walk up the street. A little while ago a wallaby bounded down the street in front of me. Magical!!!

02-29-2008, 07:13 PM
This is Jan's Spring page. I wanted to create a 'soft' feel so I used free motion stitching on hand dyed fabric. (sent to me by Jan LOL). I'll post it next week.


02-29-2008, 09:38 PM
Oh Jackie, that is just beautiful. A new technique for you. thanks.

03-01-2008, 01:48 AM
Yes Jan. I got a video from the US which teaches me how to do flowers. So far I'm ok on the running stitch. Need a lot more practice on the zig-zag!

03-05-2008, 05:40 AM
My "Mojo" (what we can translate in French by "Muse") was very discreet but that's it, I'm finished. I post Pippin's page today.
In a precedent message I told you about spring but suddenly yesterday there were snow, wind and fine hail and in the same time we have Camelia's flowers. A very curious weather!

03-05-2008, 12:02 PM
Oh Christine those are just beautiful pages, lucky Sharon.
I'm working on Cathy's pages too, should be done by early next week. It is fun to be at least "thinking" spring. It is snowing here too and temps will drop below zero tonight and this week. I agree very funny weather although March is a fickle month for us.

03-05-2008, 04:31 PM
ooh look!!! That is just gorgeous Christine, thank you so much!! We had another snow storm last night that deposited about a foot of snow and ice pellets! How nice!

I have had a brainwave regarding my spring page for Jackie!! I am just hoping it works!!! Cross fingers!!

03-05-2008, 11:30 PM
Good to hear from you Sharon. Keep those right side brain waves jumpin'. We had snow here today but the worst part is below zero temps for the rest of this week and weekend.

03-06-2008, 09:55 AM
If I can get the idea to work I think it will be look really nice and I will have to do more! The logistics and technique will be interesting, I had further revelations in bed last night AND i can still remember them!

03-06-2008, 10:37 AM
Revelations! WOW girl you are on a roll, communicating with angels.

03-06-2008, 08:51 PM
Jan your Spring page is on it's way. I have a great idea I've been meaning to do for years for summer. It will be very vibrant as summer here is hot!!

03-06-2008, 09:17 PM
Oh you're way too much. Thanks for letting me know. Are you a Grandmother yet?

03-09-2008, 07:28 PM
Hi all. have just been to a two day dyeing course. The lady across the road is a textiles teacher at a high school. She organised an in-service course for other teachers and invited me along. The product is wonderful. All you do is add it to water. It is completely non-toxic and washes and wears beautifully. Still waiting on the grandmother bit. I hope she has it soon as Steve has to start a new job in three weeks.

03-09-2008, 11:15 PM
Oh lucky you Jackie. Did you add dye to water and then twist and turn the fabric? what kind of dye did you use? Tell me more. thanks for the update on that baby. She'll be there at the right time. How's mom doing?

03-09-2008, 11:22 PM
It's a fabric paint that acts as a dye. All you have to do is dilute the concentrate with water, put it in a squirt bottle and dab it onto fabric. If the fabric is thick you wet it first but on silk or light things it just floats everywhere. You can do it one colour, different colours. You can use the sun to make rows and ridges appear. It is light sensitive so putting it in the sun to dry will make the colours stronger. you can also put leaves and things onto the dyed fabric and dry in the sun and you get a perfect leaf print. the stuff is wonderful and so easy to use. We did heaps of fabric with just a little squirter bottle. it's also completely harmless and non-toxic. the colours need to be heat fixed with an iron and then they just don't fade.
Here's a link

03-09-2008, 11:30 PM
Oh that sounds like Pebeo Set-a-Color. I love that fabric dye and yes it does not wash out after it is heat set and it does sun dye. Did you try putting rock salt on it when it is wet and laying out to dry? Here is a hint, I look for 100% cotton sheets at the used shops. They make perfect fabrics for dying. Good for you to have been introduced to that technique. Now when you cannot find that perfect fabric you can make your own. You also have the advantage of doing this the year around. Here we have about six months that are warm enough to do this messy stuff outside. So I really hustle in the summer to get fabrics dyed and ready for the rest of the year.

03-09-2008, 11:35 PM
I have Seta colour. This is easier. You dilute before you start and keep the diluted colours in their own bottles. There are only 8 colours and you make your own. Its diluted 1/4 concentrate to 3/4 water and the colour is strong! yes I used salt. We scrunched and folded. We put fabric on hoops and did circles with salt. I had such fun!!

03-09-2008, 11:48 PM
Was the dye you used this weekend different from Set a Color? What was it? Oh it sounds like a real blast. Wish I could have been there. Lucky you girl.

03-09-2008, 11:53 PM
The lady who has exclusive rights over this paint has had it formulated exactly to her requirements. She wanted it non-toxic, easy to use and economical. The course was run for teachers of textiles in schools. My mate across the road organised it and invited me along. So it was very intensive - no lunch break - eat as you work, but we learnt so much! I've never actually thought about diluting setacolor and using it this way but I might give it a go and see what happens.
Here's the link. Check out the free lesson. She tells you how to dye socks and there is a good pic of her using the bottle.

03-10-2008, 12:06 AM
Oh Jackie I never thought it was an "original" dye. What an experience and opportunity for you. I'll check out the site (I just did WOW! I love the fish haven't seen anything like that here). Hope you have a good day. It is 11 pm here and I need to leave the house by 6:30 tomorrow morning so will head for bed. Hugs.

03-10-2008, 08:26 PM
My gorgeous page arrived all the way from France! C'est tres tres belle, avec beau piquer et fleurs. Je suis honore (with an accent!) Merci beaucoup ZeaBlue
Merci merci encore!

03-10-2008, 10:28 PM
I agree!

03-12-2008, 10:23 PM
Jackie your beautiful page arrived today, imagine in 6 days to Clear Lake, rural mail in a small postal town of 250 people. I recognized "some" on that page and you certainly put it to good use but what is so wonderful is your stitching. The purple flowers are exquisite how did you keep the area so tiny? It is already on display in our family room, we need every sign of spring we can muster.
Thank you again for this most beautiful gift you have given me, it is deeply treasured.
All the fabric cards I receive you four ladies are at the top of the heap. The wonderful and creative stitching each of you have given is awesome to say the least. I look so forward to these exchanges. Thanks for this most rewarding journey.

03-12-2008, 10:29 PM
Oh I am so glad you liked it. I bought a video from the US which showed me how to do lots of different flowers and leaves with just straight and zigzag stitch. I did a practice one for me which was just a big lot of flowers all together. It didn't look right so the next one I 'drew' with the flowers and that was great. I'm better with the straight stitch. The zigzag needs some practise LOL

03-13-2008, 04:26 PM
Whatever you are doing keep going they are great. Any baby yet?

03-13-2008, 04:46 PM
Thanks. No baby. Due date is Sunday. We're all hoping it will be sooner rather than later as Steve starts his new job in 2 weeks,

03-15-2008, 01:51 PM
Christina, I'm working on yours now. No promises, but am hoping for it to be finished this weekend!

03-18-2008, 12:36 PM
Posted Cathy's page this morning, enjoy girl.
Hand marbled fabric, hand dyed fabrics, yarn, threads.

03-18-2008, 10:35 PM
Here is Jackie's Spring Page!! It worked out well I think but I have to admit at one point I did wonder what had possessed me!! The central portion, green base and purple crocus were all worked on water soluble stabiliser. The green was done first to create the base then the flower on top, but which point there was some puckering!! I think there are about three bobbins worth of thread on the bottom!!

Once the stabiliser was gone I ironed it onto organza and then added the ribbon to finish the edging! I do hope you like it Jackie. My aim was to show the fragility of new life in the Spring! I might add it was a brat to try and photograph!!

03-19-2008, 12:27 AM
Wow Sharon these are techniques I've never heard of. A beautiful page and thanks for the explanation.

03-19-2008, 01:28 AM
Wow! Can't wait to see it in person. It looks wonderful. I love these pages. I keep looking at all the different ways you do things. It's great.

03-25-2008, 10:39 AM
Jan, I received your lovely page yesterday. I love the way you stuffed the flowers and added the stitching in the middle of them for dimension. You know, fabric pieces just don't show up well in the galleries. It is this kind of detailing that you miss! The butterfly's antennae are just darling. I love the hand marbled fabric. Did you do that one? If so, would you mind sharing with us how it is done?

Again, thank you so much for the page, it is truly treasured.

Now, I really need to decide how I want to do my cover for this journal. Has anyone else done theirs?

03-25-2008, 08:41 PM
Yes, I did marble that sky fabric. I used acrylic paints floated over shaving cream; the paint layed thick but the effect is wonderful and mysterious. Lately I have learned that floating enamel paint such as model paint over water works well to marble fabrics. One uses thinner to allow the paint to "move". Jackie has also experience a new type of fabric dye that can be marbled.

03-26-2008, 07:44 AM
Christina, I've got your page ready. Hoping you like it.

03-26-2008, 11:28 AM
Great card, looks like a "pop-corn" tree or our cherry tree which we are eager to see bloom. You do such a great job with thread painting.

03-26-2008, 11:33 AM
Thanks Jan. It is the scene I see from out of one of my windows in my sewing room.

03-26-2008, 04:16 PM
This is just stunning!!!

03-26-2008, 06:41 PM
Lovely page Cathy, I love the tree

04-01-2008, 01:26 AM
Beautiful, beautiful page received from Pippin. I love the method you used. It looks really wonderful.

04-01-2008, 02:19 PM
OK when we hear from Christine we are ready to complete our final swap of summer sometime in late May, June or before.
There are some beautiful pages coming from this group, it seems like we really respected each ones great abilities with fabric, needles and threads and produced some wonderful pieces of fiber arts. I feel so honored to be part of the sharing for four seasons, thanks.

04-01-2008, 06:15 PM
I agree Jan. These works have been outstanding!

04-02-2008, 02:41 PM
How's that grandbaby doing Jackie? I think of you so often smiling over her. What joy.

04-02-2008, 05:22 PM
She looks just like her daddy Jan. He won a pretty baby contest when he was about 8months so that's an ok thing. She is still trying to establish a feeding routine. When that happens all will be well as she is a good baby if she's full.

04-02-2008, 07:07 PM
Jackie, such wonderful news. Aren't we all happy when we are full!

04-07-2008, 10:10 PM
Beautiful, beautiful page received from Pippin. I love the method you used. It looks really wonderful.

So glad you like it!!

04-08-2008, 02:42 PM
Coucou, I come back ... Pardon but I was very very busy with the farm and papers, letters, letters and papers!
Barefootchef I'm just seeing the picture of your page for me; and it seems absolutely fabulous and so many work. I am impressed and I'm waiting for it with "impatience" (I don't know if you understand "impatience" but I don't have my dictionnary with me ... so, I try!)
I'm happy to see everybody is well.
Hugs to you.

04-08-2008, 10:10 PM
Christine good to here from you. Let us know when your page arrives and then we can close our spring page challenge and move into the summer one. Are you planting already?

04-18-2008, 10:17 AM
I am hoping to get my dyes out this weekend in preparation for BFCs page!! I cant beleive we are almost done here!! Boo Hoo!!! But on the bright side we do have some amazing art work!

04-18-2008, 09:56 PM
This is my summer page. I wanted to show the intensity of the Australian summer. The heat, the light, fire, greenery.

04-19-2008, 12:18 AM
That is just stunning Jackie. You did such a neat job with applique.
I haven't heard from Christine if her page has arrived, will email her.
I too am feeling a little sad that our journey will be over soon, this was a wonderful group and each one took such great pride in their work.
How is your mom and your new granddaughter doing, Jackie?

04-19-2008, 02:50 AM
Just come from visiting them. Holly is putting on weight. She is very content as long as she is fed LOL. Took some nice pics with Jeff and jeff's dad. My mum is great. She is under the care of a specialist physician who has taken her off 4 of her medications and altered two others which is very pleasing.
I really like this page. I might have to make another.

04-19-2008, 03:32 AM
Jackie, very, very lovely work. Such an eye catcher and the colors are brilliant! Oh, you'll have to share pics with us!

04-19-2008, 08:55 PM
Lovely page Jackie! Really does look hot!!

04-28-2008, 08:04 PM
Ok here we go onto Summer....I cannot wait. Jackie I have started on your page should be done by weeks end.

04-28-2008, 08:42 PM
Christine's page is flying to France. It should be there in 3 days if it's the same as before.
Holly is 5 weeks old and smiling. These little ones are very addictive!!!

04-28-2008, 10:39 PM
Oh I bet she is very cute. Yes they are addictive. Pippin, how does it feel to be an Auntie?

04-29-2008, 08:59 AM
I want to keep flying over to see him!! When I talk to my Sis on the phone I can ususally hear him cooing in the background! He now sleeps almost all night and he is not even two months old yet!! He is gorgoeus!

I am a little behind due to some technology gremlins that took up residence in my room! Last week was not a good week art wise! Hoping this week will be better, Ang (altermyworld) is coming over tonight to play and we are going to dye some silk hankies, raid my bead stash, and yarn stash and eat cake!! This will be fun!

04-29-2008, 06:44 PM
Please give Ang my greetings, are you sure cake is good for your guest?

04-29-2008, 06:58 PM
Oh yes.. yummy Tiramisu!!!! And coffee!!

05-01-2008, 11:58 AM
Ang was drooling over all of my journal pages!!! We had fun dyingthe silk hankies and these are finding their way into BFCs page!!!

05-01-2008, 05:52 PM
Lucky Barefootchef.

05-02-2008, 08:03 AM
Well, I am truly upset! In yesterday's mail came back Christine's page! Apparently I put the wrong addy on it. I do so apologize!!!! I feel like such an idiot, don't know what I was thinking. I will resend...

Pippin, I'm sure whatever you do will be just wonderful!

05-02-2008, 03:57 PM
Oh Cathy, it was seeming like a long time waiting for Christine to respond to your mailing. No worry, make sure and PM her just in case she isn't checking here on this thread.
Hopefully all of us are moving on to summer pages, our final journay together:sad:

05-02-2008, 05:57 PM
I'll pm her. I am so upset about it!!!

I've got my idea for the page I want to try and do. Someone sent me a card that I thought made for a lovely summer scene and I want to try to put it on fabric. I just ordered another landscape quilt book that looks to be nice. Hoping that it will have some interesting techniques.

05-05-2008, 12:53 PM
Poor barefootchef, I don't have your pm but it's not necessary, I'm here and I read the precedent posts. Did you make a mistake on my postal adress? Do you want I give you my adress another time? But, don't worry about this hitch, I prefer that rather than the Post has lost it.
But, today, I have a good surprise in my letter-box:
And when I open, it was an explosion of colours, just like this:
and the crowning piece:
Bravo, my dear Jackie: your page is absolutely fantastic; just a fireworks with all the colours I love. Now I can imagine the sunset in Australia ...
Jan, I'm working for you, I don't forget you! I'm just late but since a few days we are finally in the fields (to sow corn) after 5 weeks of rain!!!

05-05-2008, 02:51 PM
Nice to hear from you Christine. The farmers are just getting into fields here too. We had snow last weekend and temps are really cold at night.
Take your time and make it beautiful, don't rush. I know you will get your lovely page here.
Sharon's page is lovely, got me curious as to what is all happening on that page. Jackie's is stunning, very classy and all the lovely stitching she has mastered. As said before we are creating real pieces of fiber art here, thanks ladies.

05-06-2008, 03:44 PM
Jackie, I've got everything laid out, the page drawn up and guess what? Mom can you take care of Jordan (2yrs)? Mom can you pick Haillie (7yrs) up from school I've got an appointment? It has been a grandma can you help week. Besides the weather has been fairly decent this week so I spent an afternoon pruning roses with other Master Gardeners at the rose gardens in St. Cloud...beautiful afternoon and I learned a lot. Also trying to get some of our yard stuff done while the sun shines. Just know it is in process.

05-06-2008, 09:53 PM
Well as I would drop everything to look after Holly you don't have to convince me LOL Glad to hear you are having fun.

05-07-2008, 08:04 AM
Jan, it is that time of the year to take care of the yard/gardens while you can. I've been out planting and weeding around the property lately too.

And those grandbabies...well you are lucky to get to help out and enjoy those beauties! They will always have fond memories of you spending time with them, and I am sure you are happy to help.

05-07-2008, 09:06 AM
I have been weeding and digging too! Have to make room for the flowers! The catnip is growing very well already!!!

05-07-2008, 07:55 PM
Well, the leaves are falling here. Everything is red and gold and the nights are getting colder. It's a lovely time of year.

05-08-2008, 08:33 AM
It is so strange to think of you approaching Autumn as I am planting here!

05-08-2008, 04:44 PM
Fall is one of our favorite seasons too. I love the colors and warmth of Fall days. Spring moves too fast and is sooo exciting but then it is all over and we are into hot summer, something us Minnesotians are not acclimated to.
Well here goes Friday, I got called to sub in High School art....I love those times, especially with the big kids. So Jackie another day lost in getting your pages done.

05-11-2008, 08:51 PM
I picked up some leaves on my walk this morning. here are two of the best.

05-11-2008, 10:29 PM
They look like some form of a Maple tree? What are they? the colors are so intense. Lucky you and cooler weather too.

05-11-2008, 10:47 PM
Liquid amber I think. I'm not too good with plants. The leaves are all over the footpath. Makes for a slower walk as i go past i go 'Oh look at that one. etc' Ill have to take a plastic bag with me as I had pockets full this morning.

05-12-2008, 07:51 AM
They are lovely Jackie, amazing colours!

05-12-2008, 08:36 AM
Those are just beautiful. I always love walking through the leaves and admiring them. So much fun and such tranquil beauty for the eyes. Thanks for sharing those amazing leaves! Here we are getting ready for summer.

05-12-2008, 08:05 PM
Have you ever thought to press some in an old book or telephone book? They make wonderful greeting cards later with a little gold brushed over them.

05-12-2008, 10:31 PM
yes I have pressed them and flowers too. I made one of those flower books from Quilting Arts using flowers from the wedding. it was rather nice.

05-12-2008, 11:47 PM
What is a "flower book". How did you assemble it as pressed flowers get fragile? Sounds like a great way to save those precious wedding flowers.

05-13-2008, 08:32 PM
I put netting over them and oversewed with free motion. Even if they break up a bit they have nowhere to go. I made pages like small journal pages and sewed them together with fibre.

05-13-2008, 08:33 PM
The flower underneath the photo is pressed. The white one is one from the pew bows I made.

05-13-2008, 11:28 PM
Oh that is such a special memory book. I would not think of sewing the flowers down. What a creative Mom you are. Thanks for taking the time to show me the book.

05-15-2008, 10:22 AM
Beautiful book Jackie!

05-23-2008, 12:58 PM
Posted "summer" page to you Jackie. I'm sure it does not feel like that now on your turf, maybe it will get you dreaming.
Hope this is a good day for each of you ladies.

05-23-2008, 02:40 PM
My summer page is in the works. Summer is fast approaching here. It's in the low 80's now.

05-23-2008, 05:20 PM
You're lucky Cathy, we are still in the low 40's at night and in danger of frost. We are over a month behind in planting. Some of the farm fields have not even been plowed. This is an area that grows a lot of corn and potatoes. I haven't planted much of anything just a few perrenials. Maybe next week. This weekend we are being warned of severe storms with hail, not good for my poor little plants could not stand up to that. Have a wonderful weekend.

05-23-2008, 08:03 PM
Bright sunny days and cold nights. I guess I can't complain about the weather. it doesn't really get that cold. I don't think I had a coat on at all last year.

06-02-2008, 02:12 AM
I received the most beautiful page today!!!! I am just looking and looking at it. Thankyou so much Jan. I't's absolutely stunning. Thanks also for all the little pressies. I love pressies!!

06-02-2008, 01:42 PM
So glad it made the long journey.
Here is my summer pages for Jackie. It was made from all hand dyed fabrics, embroidery threads, yarn and many kinds of stitching even some double needle stitching and I named it "Watching my Garden Grow".

06-02-2008, 01:46 PM
What a lovely page Jan, I love it!

06-02-2008, 06:36 PM
I've got it sitting on the shelf in my loungeroom and every time I go past I see something else. It's really lovely.

06-02-2008, 06:48 PM
Jan, that piece is truly amazing and beautiful! You do great work!

06-08-2008, 09:32 PM
How are the summer pages coming ladies? I'll check with Christine to see how she is coming along.

06-09-2008, 08:45 AM
I almost have Pippins done. I'll be mailing it to her along with her 'Under The Sea' quilt square.

06-09-2008, 09:32 AM
Mine is in progress, my cats were very interested in the progress too yesterday! Fuzzy fibres were being auditioned!

06-09-2008, 10:10 PM
Oh I bet that was fun to watch.

06-10-2008, 09:08 AM
I wanted to make a thicker cord, so I cut very long lengths and hooked them over a hook in the kitchen and started twisting, this is very amusing to a cat, and requires much swatting apparently!!

06-10-2008, 10:17 AM
Sounds like you have a very good helper! Is that the pretty kitty in your avatar?

06-10-2008, 10:43 AM
My Avatar is Emily Louise, it was Monseiur Fox who was "helping" this time! I think Emms was asleep at the time!!

06-10-2008, 12:34 PM
Well, she is very beautiful and I'm sure she would have been happy to help out if she had known!

06-10-2008, 05:38 PM
Dear Christine today I received quelque chose de joli, quelque chose do beau, with all the skills of your wonderful sewing. The use of dainty ribbons and stitching the wonderful butterfly, what a summer delight. Thank you, thank you.

06-11-2008, 06:24 AM
Bravo Jan for your french words and thanks a lot for your compliments.
Cathy I receive your page yesterday and I was "speechless" because of the beauty and the hard work of your page. It's really a masterpiece.
I don't worry about the reception of your mail because we have a post strike (french civil servants are the champion of strike) and I knew by my mailwoman that all the mail of our deparment was blocked in "Clermont Ferrand" mail sorting (at about 100 kilometers). But, now all is normal and your page is here, it's the essential!
Thousand thanks Cathy.

06-11-2008, 10:05 AM
Here is Christine's wonderful summer page. Made with machine painting stitches (hard to see), ribbons and trims and gold paints.

06-15-2008, 05:13 PM
Here is my Summer page for BFC!! I will mail this week!

06-15-2008, 06:50 PM
Oh is that pretty. ribbons? Fabrics? dyed?, pretty, very pretty.

06-15-2008, 06:56 PM
That's so wonderful!! I love the way you integrated the ribbons with the thread. So very clever.

06-16-2008, 03:37 PM
Beautiful, beautiful, Sharon! That page is really delightful!

06-17-2008, 12:29 AM
Well are we almost finished with this journal group? What a wonderful journey this was. Any thoughts?

06-17-2008, 01:08 AM
I've received and sent all mine. This was a great idea. I liked the spread dates. That made it easier to manage. All my pages were wonderful!!

06-27-2008, 10:08 AM
All the seasons are in front of me and they are all beautiful and studied; I don't tell which one I prefer because all pages are splendid.
It was really a good and very interesting experience for me and Jan you had really made a good choice for the partners of this travel through the seasons.
The only regret I have, peurhaps, it's : I was not able to communicate a lot with all of us because of the language and I apologize for this.
I wish you a good summer for you and I hope to meet you a next time in another challenge.
And thanks a lot Jan for your devotion!

06-27-2008, 10:24 AM
Jan, please don't close this yet. I'm finishing up Pippins and want to post it. I trashed the one I was doing and am going in a different direction. It's something new for me. I found the idea in one of my new books and am going for it!

06-27-2008, 11:28 AM
That is good Cathy, we can leave it open as long as we need, just keep us posted.
Christine, please do not apologize for your language, we understand you and Sharon (Pippin) can translate for you if you do not want to struggle with our language. Please stay with us.
Any ideas what we should do next if you ladies would like to stay together?

06-27-2008, 11:38 AM
I think I would like to as long as it starts in September. I am up to my ears in things right now... Maybe we could rotate who we make pages for? Meaning Pippin gets my summer page now, but next time a fall page? How does that sound?

06-27-2008, 11:39 AM
Oh and yes Christine, we love to hear from you! Language isn't a problem. You are always a delight!

06-27-2008, 11:41 AM
Have any of you been to this site...


It is really awesome!

06-27-2008, 05:57 PM
Checked it out, looks like a fun site.

06-27-2008, 07:37 PM
Hello all. Been very busy lately. I am happy to continue this. I will be away all September but I will get my page done before I go if we make a decision soon.

06-29-2008, 03:06 PM
Sounds good to me! I agree we should switch the rotation! I will stick with the same size and then I can hang them together

06-29-2008, 06:44 PM
I'll PM Christine and see how she feel about continuing. Would we consider moving into Jackie's seasons and how she needs to live in one season and express her art in our season? The rotation is not a problem. See if we can get Christine on board.

06-29-2008, 07:34 PM
I think it would only be fair to move into Jackie's seasons. Just perfect!

06-29-2008, 07:37 PM
That sounds fun!!

07-01-2008, 03:38 AM
Thanks a lot for your encouragements!
So, I stay with you.

07-01-2008, 06:33 AM
So good to have you with us! You do beautiful work!!!

07-01-2008, 06:33 PM
Great news off we go agian!!!

07-01-2008, 09:25 PM
Should we stay with the theme of seasons or take another theme? If we stay with seasons let us move with Jackie's seasons and she is in "winter" right now, in our fall she will be in spring....I think so. If we start in September we will be working in spring as will Jackie. Post what each of you think we should do, we have a month to decide.

07-01-2008, 09:29 PM
Well, I'd like to keep with the same theme. That way, in the end, we will all have a season page from each one of us. Does that sound ok with everyone? We can move to a different season to begin with each time, that way it is fair for everyone?

07-04-2008, 08:31 PM
Ok I've got a new schedule organized. Jackie, are you planning to stay with us for another round if we start in September and we will do the season from your part of this world starting with winter if that is where you think we should be?

07-05-2008, 05:48 PM
Better late than never. Here is Pippins summer journal page. I call it, 'Summer Reflections'. I still have to back it and finish the edges, but wanted Jan to be able to close this thread and start our new one!


07-05-2008, 06:19 PM
That is lovely Cath! Thank you so much! I cant wait to see it close up!

07-05-2008, 10:20 PM
Beautiful, Beautiful, lovely page Cathy, worth the wait.

07-07-2008, 12:04 AM
Ok I'm here. I have been up the coast visiting my SIL. We go every year. We stay opposite the river which is on the otherside of a small peninsula with the oceanon the other side. We had dolphins swim past the flat on two occasions. The are so sleek and beautiful. We were walking home from dinner last night and had got to our flat and I saw a dog across the road. I remarked that it looked strange and my SIL said it was a wild dingo!! It slunk off into the mangroves. I am happy to continue this rotation. I will be away most of September as I am driving down to Victoria to travel along the Ocean Road. My SIL made us climb up a mountain made of Alum which used to be mined. It was fantastic. I hope I get some great photos.

07-08-2008, 10:06 AM
Sounds like a wonderful trip. I have no idea what a Alum hill looks like. Looking forward to our next round what would be a good starting time for you Jackie and what season would you be in when we start? We will work with your seasons this time, challenging the rest of us to create in a season different than we are seeing out our window.
So glad you are back and rested and full of new ideas and energy.

07-08-2008, 10:31 AM
Mine are all done now and I know BFCs page to me is on its way. I would be happy to start again in October or November. It will be fun to work in a season different to that which we are in! I have an idea for Winter already!!!

07-09-2008, 02:25 AM
Spring - September, Oct, Nov
Summer - Dec, Jan, Feb
Autumn - Mar, Apr May,
Winter - June, July, Aug

We are in winter now. The next season is Spring