In a Minute Ago a site about journaling

image for in a minute ago Hi everyone – I have some news I am excited about as I have re-launched In a Minute Ago as a site which explores contemporary journals and journaling techniques and turn it into a resource site that offers techniques and ideas that people can have fun with.  Contemporary Journaling often combines visual elements such as sketching, collage, printmaking, and photography with text.  Journaling is heavily influenced by the book arts and artist books. Some journals explore the format of the book with pages that fold out, or have concertina pages, while others hold memorabilia in constructed pockets.All sorts of interesting things are happening in the journaling community so I have decided to track this topic on In a Minute Ago.

Why? There is nothing like a road trip to get me thinking. Sitting 5-6 days driving in one direction, visiting family and then turning around and driving back for another 5-6 days meant I thought about what was satisfying about keeping a blog and why I was doing it. I knew my old site needed attention and decided to re-launch In a Minute Ago and this morning I have made a video on how to choose a journal.

Visit In a Minute Ago I hope to see you there

Review – Crazy Quilt Quarterly Autumn edition

cover of cq quarterlyThe Crazy Quilt Quarterly Autumn edition 2016 is out. Although I am travelling it was a nice touch of home to curl up with my ipad and enjoy this edition.

Kathy Kizerian has written a very interesting article on Genealogy and Crazy quilting. This could not have struck a stronger cord since next year I want to start a quilt that tells a little of family and some of our history. One of the reasons we have been driving across Australia is delve a little deeper into the family stories and talk to older relatives. So this beginners article could not have been timed better for me.

Kathy made me laugh when she asked “Does your family have a black sheep? an Artist? a great cook? or woodworker?” Well, I thought to myself, so far still alive the family we have a musician, artist, a circus performer, a writer, and a chef and Jerry finished making a violin this year so I guess thats woodworking…  then further back we have a spy, a bigamist, a gambler, a cross dresser, musicians by the hand full, an actress and other side as if to compensate there is a couple of nuns and a few priests for good measure. To be honest that’s just the start. Let’s say there is more than a few colourful characters in our background but I am sure most families have some colourful personalities to remember. Kathy Kizerian’s suggestions also had me thinking about the format this project might take. This will help me immensely with my planing. Thanks Kathy!

I had thought in terms of possibly formatting our story as a fabric book so reading about Carol Kramer’s book “The Ladies” and their stories was really interesting.

Much of the Crazy Quilt Quarterly Autumn issue focuses on how to represent family history all of which gave me ideas about my own project next year. Mary Anne Richardson talks about how she used family photos in her project “All About Me”. There is a good overview and tutorial on printing your own images. Allison Aller has shared her quilt she made that featured military history. Margreet de Reus shares her project that focused on her mother, grand mother and great grandmother. Gina Wilson’s family memory quilt has a wonderful layout which really sparked some ideas in my head! Connie Eyberg family heritage quilt features many family homes and places of childhood. I really liked how she incorporated keys into the blocks! Pam Kellog shares her experiences of genealogy and her frustrations at uncovering hidden stories.

Features include tutorials, projects and patterns for small embroidery patterns that can be added to patches. Articles about crazy quilting from key teachers and authors provide inspiration and eye candy. In this edition we meet Gerry Krueger. I have always enjoyed her blog and her blocks so it was a great read. Beth Norris shares a tutorial for a crazy wool table mat and a pattern is supplied of mat which Phyllis Latham created. Another tutorial shares how Linda Hopkins added crochet edge hearts to the corners of her quilt.

This edition is cleaner less fussy layout which I found much easier to read. I liked the focus on the content rather than the decoration of the magazine. Crazy Quilt Quarterly Autumn edition is available from Magcloud, as printed version which retails for 14.95 US and a digital version for $6.95.

I am not compensated for this review but I do have a professional relationship as I accept advertising for Crazy Quilt Quarterly which is displayed in my side bar.

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TAST on Break

 

me taking a photos of the sunsetIf you have swung by looking for the Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge we have skived off for a holiday.

While we are on holidays. Jerry has been reporting on our travels across Australia over on The Fog Watch so if you are interested in what we have been doing pop over there. Yes that is a photo of me ( above) taking a photos on my ipad of the wonderful sunset at the South Australian West Australian border and the second (below)  clowning around on the Nullarbor. It’s been quite a road trip and I have done a bit of thinking about my blogs what to do with my old website etc, but will have news about that next week.

clowning aroundTAST is is taking break over the Northern Summer but don’t worry we are back on Tuesday the 16th of August with the start of the next series of stitches. This  will allow people to take a break or play catch up if needed. If you are really missing TAST choose any of the stitches in my stitch dictionary and share what you do. Feel free to join the  TAST facebook group.   All stitchers are welcome and lots of people have fun hanging out there.

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