Monday, July 16, 2018

Memory Monday 95~ QOV

Remembering those who served our country for our freedom.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Sunday Best ~ Shawna's Horses in Beautiful Kentucky

Thanks to my friend Shawna 
for letting me share this beautiful picture of her horses
in our beautiful state of Kentucky

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Quilt Shot Block ~ Punta Gorda Florida Quilts by Mr. G

 From the Punta Gorda Quilt Show 2018
Punta Gorda, Florida, USA

Additional Quilt Blocks & Tips can be found on my 
Quilt Page

Friday, July 13, 2018

Fun or Funny Friday ~ Old Sewing Basket

 Last month Mr. G went yard sale-ing and bought me this sewing basket for $2. 00!
It's especially exciting to go through one of these when they belonged to a loved one.
It's like going through a grab bag or opening a Christmas gift.
You have no idea what you're going to get.
There was only one handle on the basket, but the basket was still nice storage.

 First I sort it all down to every pin and needle lying in the bottom of the basket.
There were 2 magnet strips that helped me collect the pins and needles.
 You can see the threads, zippers, needles, buttons and scissors to know there is over $2 worth of items.

 Wonder the story this little piece can tell?
 Just 1 of these spools of thread would cost over $2.
I so appreciate Mr. G thinking about me.
Maybe I'll show you were I store each of these items?

Thoughtful Thinking Thursday #144~ Just Wondering if Anyone Would Notice?

If I stopped posting a "Thoughtful Thinking Thursday"
the world wouldn't stop.
I missed it yesterday,
and the world didn't stop.
"THINK about it."

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Binding a Journal

         Finally after 3 signatures were made, it was time to bind them together.  You may notice when the cover was made, the inside cover was made as well.  I originally started binding in the signatures before I realized I needed to finish the inside cover first.  So I took out the work you see in this post, and finished the inside cover.  Being short on time, pictures were not taken again of the basic binding process you do see in this post.
          So, make sure you finish the inside cover before you bind your book.


Tuesday Tutorial 
 Use an old thick magazine to protect your surface, even a self healing cutting mat.
 Create a paper template the width and length of the spin of the book.
Determine the center of the length and width by folding.

 Fold in fourths to mark 3 equal parts across the template.
For 3 signatures, also fold in fourths lengthwise.
 Mark intersections for the 3 signatures.

 For me it was easier to start with 3rd signature first.
A left handed person might find the first signature is easier.

 Just some old crochet thread I had.
Measure out 4 times the height of the page
for the amount of thread needed.

The trick is to pull the thread so papers aren't too loose but not too tight.
Tied with lace.

Related Posts: 

Junk Journal ~ Making the Fabric Cover

Junk Journal ~ The Innards- Bookmarks, Sq Sheet Envelope

Junk Journaling ~ The Innards~ A Flip Through Signature 1

 Junk Journaling ~ The Innards~ A Flip Through Signature 2

Junk Journaling ~ The Innards~ A Flip Through Signature 2, Part 2


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