After reading on Gracie's blog Needles Pins and Dragonflies about her plans for a journal jar, that sent me off to find out more, and opened up a big new world of ideas. I found journal jars, memory jars, gratitude jars, blessing jars oh! the list goes on. The nearest thing to writing up a Journal which by the way I have thought of many time, has been my blog, Now inspired by the idea of writing a short note occasionally appeals to me.
I found many ideas for decorated jars and have started collecting items to decorate the jar I planned to use. I have found some butterfly stickers they are blue butterflies and remind me of my first ball gown, white with tiny blue and white butterflies on the fabric. I have ribbon and a posy of blue rosebuds, these bring memories of times at the Great Escape Retreats as one year Stephen of the "Ribbon Rose " had a roll of coloured canvas for everyone tied with a ribbon and a posy of flowers, these blue rose buds were on my canvas roll. I have decided on a quote for the label tied to the jar and have hung some hearts beside it ( borrowed of my small Christmas tree)
Thank you Gracie I will enjoy filling my jar with special moments and memories.
Do you make resolutions each year, I don’t although I am a list maker, specially a list of what I would like to stitch My list looks like this at the moment-
*Earth Sea and Sky( exhibition piece for regional exhibit, includes Daisy chain project) * Black work challenge with Caitlin we have chosen a small design which she should manage along with her studies and to be completed by the end of the year. *My personal Challenge this year is to complete each month one small coaster size mat of Italian embroidery, there are so many different techniques to explore, some I will revisit and others will be new to me.
* Hussif Sampler (stitching monthly with the New Plymouth Ladies on their sampler stitch day) * Whitework finish a piece started long long ago.( stitching on the Traditional Embroidery Stitch Day with the NP Ladies)
I must finish Noah's Ark for Finn and the Jardin Prive piece I am currently stitching I am sure too as the year goes on I will add to my list, promise an occasional update on progress.
And I want to make more of these fairy slippers.... these ones went to Annette in her Christmas parcel. I loved making them
May this year for you all be blessed with many happy stitching hours.