As you know I love to sew and craft but as I get older I find it difficult to motivate sometimes as really I am only doing these things to amuse myself.
Often I think, why am I bothering it will all go in a skip when I pop my clogs.
Then I had an idea.
Why not incorporate all of the things I love doing in a fabric journal. It can contain all of my work and I know that my daughter Penny will keep it and pass it on to Grandson Tom who will also appreciate it.
And so, here I am all excited about making this journal.
Last year I bought this very large piece of thick linen at the car boot, this will be ideal for the pages.
I decided on the size of 9" x 9" for the pages leaving a 1/2" edge all around the sides and 2" for the spine edge
On what will be the second page I have sewn a block I made ages ago that has just been in a drawer and the first page is going to be for a lace collar that I knitted in 1975 that has also just been in a drawer.
This was made with very fine cotton just a little thicker than sewing cotton and I clearly remember knitting this on long silver metal knitting needles.
Where on earth did I get the patience to do this at the same time as bringing up 3 children?
And so the next page has a pocket to hold this lace collar
And here you can see the start of this page.
Can you tell I'm really enjoying this.