Friday, January 3, 2014

new year, new possibilities

2014, can you believe it?  Another new year, and new possibilities.

But first, let me slip to the end of 2013 to share my latest paper-pieced quilt project.  My friend Odalie recently posted on Facebook that she got a Sherlock Holmes book with all the stories in it.  That gave me a clue that she must be a fan.  As I was looking through the Fandom site at their free paper-piece patterns, I saw that there were some for Sherlock Holmes, and immediately thought of Odalie.  I think its kind of serendippity when that happens, so I decided to make her a mug rug using two of the designs.  They also had a magnifying glass, but I couldn't fit 3 items onto the mug rug.  This is what I came up with.
They have all kinds of designs.  In fact, Elise saw one of Ariel (Disney mermaid) that she liked, so that's probably my next pp project.

Moving on, 2014 is the start of an art journal project group on Facebook.  I've been wanting to be more artsy, and I think this will be a good step in that direction.  I got a zentangle book for my birthday, and that will lend itself well to the journal project too.  At least for part of it.  I plan on prepping the journal this weekend so I can be ready for the first of 52 prompts in 2014.  I'm already growing...I learned what prepping the journal means!  There are a lot of youtube videos out there on the subject (gotta love youtube) and its really inspiring. 

Okay, time to get up and about in 2014!  Have a great new year.  :)


suz said...

Neat little mug rug. You will have fun with this project and I'm sure you'll wind up with some nice items. Have fun. - Suz

Odalie said...

I received the mug rug and I LOVE it! Such a sweet thoughtful gift and what a surprise! I am most thankful and will enjoy my sweet little mug rug!