Sunday, February 7, 2016

Sunday Bible Journaling

More on Noah.
I added rainbow colors to the page using prismacolor colored pencils and used a tissue to rub and soften  it.  Gen. 9:13 was highlighted with gold metallic pen outline and some prismacolor.
On the facing page I have added a wonderful icon that I printed out on regular paper in a size to fit over the photo image that was printed on the page.  It is more meaningful to me and I see no reason why we should not change or add images to our bible to make them more personalized.  
I used some silver metallic sticker border to set off the icon of Noah.

Friday, February 5, 2016

How to Use Duct Tape to Repair a Book Spine

The spine on my bible was really needing some repair before it became a big problem.
It was really starting to crack and pieces had come off already.  

I was at Dollar Tree today and found this!
Pretty Duct Tape
I put one strip down the center with enough to tuck the ends inside the spine.  Then one piece on each side.
You can see where I tucked it inside the spine and on the outside pieces I clipped the tape where part was tucked inside and part was just laid down inside the cover.

I have an embroidered cover I made many years ago so normally the tape will not show.  But for now while the cover is off because it needs to be cleaned, this is bright & cheerful as well as functional.

You could use this method for pretty much any hardback book spine.  If you have a valuable book I would suggest letting an expert repair it.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Just Not Right Thursday

Really?  How nice!  Must be run by the US Immigration Dept.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

One Sock Done, Half of Another To Go

I finally managed to get one sock finished.
This was knitted in a rectangle that I tapered just a bit as I got to the toe at the bottom.  You can see my seam running up the center.
I'm happy to report it does fit nicely.  The yarn is a bulky one and it stretches easily to put the sock on.
It was scrap yarn so I added the pale stripe in the middle to make sure I had enough.  And yes, I have Fred Flintstone feet, short and wide with no visible ankles.

The sock is soft & warm, just what I wanted.  Next time I decide to try socks I will try the magic loop method of using a circular pair of needles and pulling the center into a loop when it gets tight.  I'm just too OCD for double pointed needles.

The second sock is done from the top through the pale stripe, I only need to knit the bottom toe part.  Maybe I can get it done before Spring arrives.  Of course the last 2 days felt like Spring as it was 82 degrees.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Sunday Bible Journaling

The top of this page was sketched entirely with pencil and prismacolor pencils, no ink at all.  
A very painterly look, I think.  As I usually did and still do, I outlined a key verse with metallic pen and colored with prismacolor.

As you can see, this is a bible in use, with lots of notes.  I will usually use a folded piece of paper as a guide to draw pencil lines in the margin to write my notes.
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