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simple scrapbooker, wabi-sabi traveller
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Sounds (and looks) as if you feel the next season is arriving earlier than usual? Here too ... That's an interesting August ahead - the eclipse will be very exciting! I smiled at your No.1. Our Parliament is also on leave, though with a national crisis the size of ours and the clock ticking they should all have been made to work through this year, I think!
Good thinking to have something to entertain you just in case. (My DD will only buy a handbag is it's big enough to hold a paperback book.) Yes, that sky looks ominous. At least your rain seems to come, but then go. Ours arrives and hangs around for days ...
'Persist' is such a great word for a weekly theme, and I know few people who have shown more persistence than you on the daily blogging front! Your BUJO sounds wonderful. I have tried several times, but keep not managing to get a regular structure going/drawn each week.I like having a pre-determined space to fill and am experimenting with a journal I've downloaded and printed out. It's not ideal so I think I will end up designing my own for next year ...
Toggle Commented Aug 6, 2017 on collecting July 2017 at Morning Glory Studio
My goodness, you have a totally splendid collection here! I especially like your items in wood, though the clock fan is a visual curiosity too.You have done well to find so many ...
Many warm congratulations to you both! I have always loved seeing photos of you and Tracey - your caring and companionship just shines through. This is indeed to perfect card :).
Toggle Commented Aug 6, 2017 on Happy Anniversary at random reflections
A very timely reminder to make sure we enjoy the beauty around us ... I don't often buy flowers for inside, I have to say - more of a treat, but when I do, I always appreciate them. My Mum could do wonders with a few cut flowers and some hedgerow greenery. Your watercolour really brings out the qualities of those alstroemerias.
Oh, I am so thrilled! Yeay! What stars you all are ... I hope there have been celebrations and joy - I will be toasting you this evening!
Toggle Commented May 4, 2017 on and the winners are... at Morning Glory Studio
Another very fine quilt ... I hope you win the raffle :). And a great accomplishment to keep posting so regularly and interestingly (is that a word?). I always love popping in here!
What a splendid mosaic! How terrific to see you in front of your own - though we could do with a nice big solo photo! (You are too midest in adding yourself onto the bottom). Sending warmest congratulations :).
Toggle Commented May 4, 2017 on Quilts, Glorious Quilts... at Morning Glory Studio
You are doing well on the organisational front, Honoré :). Looking forward to your Week In The Life - I'm not doing one this year, as I can barely keep up with living everday life as it happens, let alone record it. That's a very pretty clutch of eggs you have there. Our acers are only just beginning to unfurl one or two leaves here ...
Sending you warmest good wishes for happy days for you both! You've cheered up my evening with such prettily coloured photos ...
Oh gosh, that sounds hard ... I've downsized my scrapbooking stuff several times and part of me would love to give everything away apart from plain white paper and colouring pencils! Is there a day-care hospice or project for older people in a care home, for example, where people might be making memory books etc.? Wishing you every success with it all.
Toggle Commented Apr 17, 2017 on What To Do With Unwanted Stuff at Odds and Ends
What a lovely place to introduce us to ... Glorious colour and shapes. We have a conservatory in town here, and I wish it had seats because I could spend all day in it!
Bother the allergies :(. My little grandson is allergic to birch pollen and it makes his eyes so sore ... Hoping it doesn't last too long for you. Woo-hoo - five days without the TV? Are you sure you want that part to arrive? Lovely irises - such a strong blue.
Brilliant news! I just love that happy photo of you second down on the left :). Well done times a squillion, as my DS used to say.
Toggle Commented Mar 23, 2017 on success ... at Morning Glory Studio
I didn't know this poet's (or artist's) work so thank-you for both. And lovely to know a bit more about your own heritage. I wondered about your name - how romantic and delightful your mother fell in love with it and saved it for you! And such a warm, respectful family life you've enjoyed ...
Ah, what a lovely photo - such delightful smiles. Wishing Dolly a Happy Birthday (I have an Auntie Dolly too!). That binding sounds a nightmare - I so admire your persistence and determination.
What a pretty-looking planner ... I am trying to resist the temptation to google. You find the loveliest things. We're not noticing Spring here yet - days of heavy rain, flooded flower-beds and general gloom.
I like anything with Zen in the title :). Slow, mindful clothwork would be lovely. I really need to start ... I have that Stitch Stories book too - doesn't the cover have a delicious feel?
Toggle Commented Mar 22, 2017 on spring preview: stitchin' at Morning Glory Studio
I can't wait to feel the warmer, drier air - though it can feel there is so much to do! Taking Annie's approach sounds much more relaxing. It will be nice to wear less for walking too ...
Toggle Commented Mar 22, 2017 on saturday's walk... at Morning Glory Studio
Oooh, that's exciting news about your beautiful quilt! I do like the photo of Norman :).
I sympathise about too many open Windows - except this is how it feels in my brain and I am running out of RAM ... I need to close some tabs I think :). I like your cheerful Waterlogue and hope that you will have had some brightness by now.
I am amazed at the St. Patrick's Day parade! I was brought up in Ireland and never saw one once ... It looks like such a lot of fun, and everyone seems to be having a good time (including the much-kissed military!). Your card for Tracy is perfect - a great companion for travelling through life.
I don't know about Bill Ding(s) but the much worn and loved book I do :). Lovely montage ...
Well, that's a sophisticated kind of pencil sharpener! My DD would love one - I shall have to investigate :). And a lovely, bright photo. I love some of those book title: off to google!