Tuesday, September 22, 2009

BJP continuing on!

A message from robyn about the continuing nature of the BJP. This one will be a calendar year so for me summer to summer yeah!! what can i do.

Important info:
The Bead Journal Project starts in January, 2010.
Registration starts October 1, 2009 at beadjournalproject.com/reg.htm.
No experience is necessary! The goal is to create one visual journal piece a month for a year that includes beads. Participants work can be seen at beadjournalproject.com/bjp.htm. Thanks for all your support!!!Susan

Monday, September 14, 2009

Procrastination - is it happening this month

I tried to give up procrastinating over the weekend and made a start on the last two pages for the BJP - I have done the backgrounds for June and August so they can be started now. I looked at all the pieces on the wall and decided that red – a colour I had not used was the deciding colour for August. I found fabric from an old school blazer to create a circle for the man to rest on so that was quite exciting. I think this little man will be all gold and sparkly as a celebration that I have finished the project. My June piece is on purple as that is my cousin's favourite colour.

My ohter highlight for the weekend was that I started making a new Christmas decoration for class for next year. I discovered that the pattern was in the book in the wrong order. It showed me that I should have read all the instructions first and not procrastinated about it. I wasted about an hour by the time if found the mistake so I was slightly bothered but managed to get about half of it made by the end of the evening.

Still I had a great weekend and was really trying the 15 minutes I can do anything philosophy so accomplished quite a few things including seeing a movie, hosting the embroidery guild for a work day in my house, starting on my creative stitchers piece and even doing all the ironing.

Monday, September 7, 2009

here is april

April is finished and the sense of achievement is almost that of climbing the harbour bridge again.
I still have June and August to complete but I still feel a sense of satisfaction as I have managed to keep going with the project. I have found that in the past I start well but do not complete well a long term project so this has been great. I have this month to complete the last two pages and then I am starting a cyberworkshop with ANG www.needlepoint,org so that will be great.
I am looking for threads to do this project with at the moment.
My other accomplishment for this past weekend is the completion of the stitching of my embellished canvas piece and hopefully next weekend I will have made it into the book cover and taken a photo for the blog. yeah!
We have wonderful spring weather here over the past few days with the most glorious mountain (http://www.taranaki.info/visit/ go here for a visual tour of the province) Mount Egmont/Taranaki and the daffodils have been great.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

just two months to do

I have finished april but forgot to take a photo last night so that will be tonight's job. only two months to go - June and august. june is practically sorted in my head but august i am not sure off.
will have to put my thinking cap on and see what happens.
beautiful weekend here with fathers day on sunday and we had lunch at my sisters then spent the first part of the afternoon stitching a christmas stocking. it was great.
I have completed the stitching for my book cover so started on the journey to make it on sunday morning but decided i did not like the stitching so an undo is coming up this afternoon after work.
also started the christmas ornament in bead and button and it is fabulous. I need to order more beads for everyone so will do that i the holidays.