journal and collage progress

It has been a fruitful afternoon today and the day is not even over. I finished my journal quilt for the week - 3{52}calm... More paper towels in this one, inside of a potato chip bag, a piece of tissue paper, and a tiny piece of chiffon. All hand stitched with cotton variegated thread from Oliver Twists and silk thread.

I also made some progress with the collages from the last post, I did some free-hand machine embroidery on them, very sketchy. I am pretty happy with the way they are turning out so far, I plan to start hand stitching them this evening.
Remember my pagan quilt that I grand plans on finishing before the end of the year? That did not happen of course, life got in the way... But I have been dreaming about it a lot and mulling it over as it hangs there on my design wall and I actually got a few stitches into it today. I think that next week I'll get a chance to work on it some and I'll share pictures then. I thought about setting a goal of finishing it before the end of January, but decided against it, I don't feel like I can rush this one, it needs to happen at it's own pace....