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Janet M28/12/2011 01:18:31
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A chap had been asked what he was doing three years ago on such and such a day, even the blooming time!!! He came straight back with what it was.
Stone me I thought, I wouldn't remember what I was doing last week let alone three years ago, and let's just forget the blooming time part!
So, my idea for this fun thing to do all year is this.
We make a Journal page -
[which we will KEEP FOR OURSELVES, this is NOT a swap girls]
- depicting what we are doing on 6th day of each month.
Why the 6th you ask? Because I like the number 6 OK!
Please don't change the date cos it will be interesting to compare what we were all doing on the 6th of each month when the piks go in the album which I shall make for us.
Because we are not swapping you do not have to get it done by any time soon as it were, just make a note of what you were doing on that day and you can make the Journal page at your leisure. See how kind I am to you!!!!
Well there you are, that is my first idea for 2012. Join me if you wish to, it would be lovely to have you along for the journey. More ideas in the pipeline
PS -- 
A Journal page is 8 x 11 - the size of the paper you use in your printer --
I believe it is A4
You can use any medium on the page you like, it is yours after all. By that I mean quilting patchwork applique melting glueing knitting!! crochet whatever. Any colours, anything you like basically.

Edited By BattyJan on 28/12/2011 01:22:06

Edited By BattyJan on 28/12/2011 01:22:40

Sylvia28/12/2011 07:01:22
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Well........ you are a girl for the interesting ideas Jan!!!!
Shall have to think about that one, perhaps I will just make a note on 6 Jan and see how I feel and what's on.
I am just about to finish the Guild's Contemporary Quilt Group year of journals which has been mostly good but I did say "no journals next year".
rosemary Rosenfeld28/12/2011 08:53:03
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It's a thought Jan!
Myra of Cheadle28/12/2011 09:16:00
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Dear Jan,
Yes, I like the idea but not at sure about actually doing it. My Journal is actually 12" square since I made blocks for a sampler quilt but never joined them. I might do the "pages" A5 size - that's about 20 x 15 cm or 8 x 6 inches?
Half of the journal is done, about half needs the verso pages doing this year!
On Jan 6th it's epiphany so it's the day to take down the decorations and pack them away. Therefore my journal page would feature my favourite decoration. That gives me time to work on which is my favourite before I take them down!
Yes, now Iv'e typed this I think I'm going to have a go....
And count me in for the postcards from January 2012 - it was just December I missed out!
If you use A4 or A5 paper you could just sKetch a design but not translate it into a quilt etc. - and add it to a scrapbook? Just a "short-cut" if it helps some people!
6 is a perfect number, of course, as is 28......
Happy Journalling in 2012
Myra in Gatley
Katy28/12/2011 10:19:42
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Great idea Jan, I'm in, hope I don't have to make 12 different views of my laptop!
Jytte28/12/2011 10:41:08
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Hmm Jan, count me in too, although I do know one thing I'll be doing on the 6th in the morning.
Going to the dentist !!!!! How to depict that ? Perhaps I can find something better on the day.
Jackie28/12/2011 10:49:16
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Oh my goodness Jan!!
This could be a great discipline to aid my design work mmmmmmmmmmmm a journal!? I think I'm tempted
Sandy28/12/2011 11:04:21
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Hmm from me too, Jan. I am tempted and only 1 per month on the 6th. I will sleep on it.
Off to bed 10 pm
quilt and patch28/12/2011 12:34:48
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Hummmmm! Sounds interesting! Especially as there is no deadline only I guess December 2012!
Count me in ( I think?) Go on then Jan you've twisted my arm OUCHHHHH!!!!!!!!
Angela28/12/2011 14:13:28
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Great idea Jan - I'm in too!

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