Thursday, May 26, 2011

Sisterhood of the Traveling Goat

I started a swap way back in November..
see a post about it Here ..
 this post showed the first item I recieved to work on from

 Deb of Mosaic Magpie
I was then to send it off to Australia to be with my goat

he has no name or a home yet.. but off he went to Lizzie in Australia


I made these fun plates for each of us
to document the travels
I wanted to make passports
but ran out of time


here is the goat I recieved
to start a project from
I named her Jenni


 The project I started with her
the front is her new home
on this fun Journal book



See the details upclose
love the cardinal in the tree


here is the back
it has the destinations
some marked out in Red "X"
Jenni didn't make it far
before the swap went a jar
I got this project I started back
and finished her up
for my freind Deb


aren't those flowers so cute
and the lisencse plates too

on the inside a special poem
written by my friend Gayle
the story of Jenni's travels
please read it to the end


a nice paisley lined the inside
a great place to hide my poem
just for Deb to see


and the binding
the story of this journal
"The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Goat"
this was my favorite part of the whole deal..
I loved how this journal cover
turned out.. and so glad that one of the goats
made its trek back home safe and sound
back with its mom Deb



I am a person who likes to finish what I start
so I feel great accomplishment
in calling this swap DONE!
I hope my friend Deb knows the love I put
into her journal
and enjoys it as much as I did making it for her
Farewell my freind Jenni
off to your new home
I am off to work on my next swap
still with stitchery and fabrics
stay tuned for some fun new things

Happy Stitichin my Freinds
DeeDee

3 comments:

MosaicMagpie said...

I hope I am the first to leave a comment. This journal is absolutly beautiful! It is so well made. So well made I took the cover off to find out how DeeDee made it. That is when I discovered the hidden poem. DeeDee's friend Gayle wrote the poem.
When this stitch around started DeeDee and I were so excited! Our excitement quickly was doused when we learned the others were not participating. This included the Host! But my friend DeeDee persevered, got my goat back and completed this fine project!
Thank you again my friend, I will keep this journal for special thoughts and ideas. It will serve as a reminder to "Do What You Say You Will Do" and my good friend DeeDee.
Love,
Deb

BubzRugz said...

I've seen this on Deb's... your work is lovely and a great idea for a journal....
Hugz

Mimi Foxmorton said...

This is just magical! :)

A group of us call ourselves the Sisterhood of the Goat....and upon Googling YOU came up!

COincidence? I think not! ;)

Have a lovely, goatie day!
Your work is beautiful!

~Mimi
www.thegoatborrower.blogspot.com