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simple scrapbooker, wabi-sabi traveller
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These pages made me happy just to look at them! I must have missed the parade - how wonderful (and what a lovely man!) - and the market looks like it provided you all with good things. I really like the sound of that museum - I think I could get lost there quite easily. Your bright, white style just showcases all this happiness so well.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Project Life: August 2014 at random reflections
These would be lovely to see peeping up under your own tree next year, wouldn't they! So luminous ...
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Pairs: Open and Closed at random reflections
This sounds just spectacular, Honoré. My Mum and I went to a UK Quilters' Exhibition years ago and the quality of design and work that goes into every quilt I have ever seen amazes me. This one is so striking - it needs a wall, not a bed :).
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on so many quilts... at Morning Glory Studio
A beautiful punch of red against those lovely lime greens - so fresh!
This sounds just blissful. And so valuable to record what you like about it and why it matters to you ... Your apple-drawing skills are already great, and you've only been going a few days :).
What a super card, and love that retro look. The addition of those carefully placed little stars just finishes it off. Happy birthday to him!
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Happy Birthday, Adam! at random reflections
What a lot of organising and planning you are doing - sounds very productive. I have no idea how to get rid of info on CDs. Back in the days when we had tapes, I remember putting half a dozen in the oven for ten minutes - that certainly scrambled any info. No idea if it's work with CDs though. Bury them in the garden? Smash them with a hammer? Your holiday project looks lovely ...
Toggle Commented Apr 13, 2015 on Me on Monday at Odds and Ends
So glad to hear from you, and sorry the news is what it is, Gail. But it sounds so positive that everyone is moving swiftly and that you have both been able to take a deep breath and reshape things for yourselves. Continuing to think of you, and sending warmest regards ...xx
Toggle Commented Apr 12, 2015 on The Results at Odds and Ends
Such a lot of interest in these pages, Karen; I always love looking at your PL spreads. I know what you mean about embellishments etc. - I am with you on getting the stories down. Those camping photos are wonderful, and I think I can smell the woodsmoke from here. I was sad to read of the loss of your friends, and it's a reminder of how important documenting our lives is ...
Toggle Commented Apr 11, 2015 on April: Project Life Catch-up at random reflections
Qell done on keeping up with the new schedule :). And thank-you for the tea-wallet info: we don't have those over here, so there is clearly a whole new market for crafters to explore! The jazz hour sounds wonderful - just the right length, and that kind of venue seems very appropriate. There is a programme of hour-long jazz concerts starting here on occasional Sundays, if I could only persuade my Dad that we don't HAVE to have lunch at 1.30 p.m. every day!
Golly, not liking the sound of those blips and outages :(. Hoping you can keep going, because these are very pretty. Though I am wondering what a tea wallet is? It's not a phrase we use over here. It sounds as if it might be for keeping tea in? But that sounds unlikely ... Good luck with all the preparations this week!
Ahhh, lovely! That final photo of him carrying the basket is very sweet - doesn't he look grown up in his mini-adult blazer/jacket?
Toggle Commented Apr 9, 2015 on Pairs: Seek and Find at random reflections
Just beautiful ... I remember when my DD was in Washington, she was so thrilled to see the cherry blossom and said it was breath-taking.
But of course, Gail. You are in my thoughts, and I will be looking out for your postings. Sending caring energy your way, and - as Sian says - we are just an email away.
Nothing like a good book to help pass the time! And your layered page is perfect - you do balance in design really well :).
Toggle Commented Apr 8, 2015 on Waiting Layout at Life's Trivialities
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I am with you on the non-fiction bias - life seems too short to read stories of other people's lives when I find it hard enough to catch up with my own! This looks like a great list to be living with and learning from. You had me at Art Before Breakfast - oops, a few clicks and it's in the Kindle basket. I am still trying to sort a morning routine, let alone an evening one :).
My, that is quite some schedule - I like your idea of the 5ths very much, as that feels as if it might be do-able were I planning that (if you see what I mean). I too struggle with scheduling, planning etc. and in fact with just getting round to recording the stories. I have the luxury of a whole day to myself this week, so I am going to be giving it a lot of thought then. I am so touched that you will be continuing your Simply A Moment posts - I miss writing these, and often find that I am starting to write in that style ...
Toggle Commented Apr 5, 2015 on this is my story... at Morning Glory Studio
Such a pretty wool you have there. I love those soft, delicate shades ... Hoping things keep going well for you.
Toggle Commented Apr 4, 2015 on Me on Monday at Odds and Ends
Such pretty candy colours! I like the playfulness of the twine trail too. We found some gorse today, so we might try dying our eggs the traditional way on Easter Monday.
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Oh, what a lovely day out! You have taken us right along with you ... Glad Gretchen was all you'd hoped her to be.
Toggle Commented Apr 3, 2015 on Better Than Before... at Morning Glory Studio
Ah, happy photos! I love playgeounds myself.
Toggle Commented Apr 3, 2015 on Pairs: Back and Forth at random reflections
This is just so sweet! Hoping for safe journeys and happy reunions for everyone ...
Toggle Commented Apr 3, 2015 on Baby Shower at random reflections
That is indeed very lovely ... such beautiful colours. I like the contrast with the soft turquoise blue container. Oooh, sounds as if it was exciting?
How exciting to be able to hear her in person! On your recommendation, I purchased her book (the Kindle version) and have just finished it too. Hoping you'll have lots to tell us when you return. A pedicure treat in such an august place sounds glorious ...
Toggle Commented Apr 1, 2015 on hooray for books! at Morning Glory Studio
What a brilliant book ... and I don't envy you the blanket-stitching. My Mum could never understand why I had problems with it; I put it down to my being left-handed. I like your textured threads there, and I have a few small skeins from my grandma like this.