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simple scrapbooker, wabi-sabi traveller
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It is indeed very vibrant and cheering - there is something about the black which really makes the colours stand out. I do like that braided die ... Very nicely done!
Toggle Commented Jul 11, 2019 on Birthday Flowers for You at random reflections
That's a very full list - how great to have things ticked off already ... Hoping you get to do the rest and others make it possible for you where you need their cooperation. As always, your design is superb :).
Toggle Commented Jul 11, 2019 on Summer Manifesto at In the Storm
A breath of fresh air! Just like being there ... Such lovely atmospheric photos. Glad to read that the gluten-free/sugar-free way of eating is helping. I found/find it great.
Fascinating to read your growing realizations about your handedness ... I'm not sure how much your beautiful handwriting is due to being left-handed - as a fellow left-hand writer, I would never describe my script in such glowing terms! I write, use a spoon, and hand-sew with my left hand but use scissors with my right hand, probably because there was no such thing as left-handed scissors in my day, and I couldn't get them to cut otherwise. Thank-you for such an interesting read and for making me think.
Toggle Commented Jul 8, 2019 on Just Write | Hands No.2 at In the Storm
So many pretty layers and processes to your card ... I am sure your Mum must have been delighted. How lovely to be able to mark the occasion twice - with candles to boot! Hoping it has created lots of very happy memories for you all.
Toggle Commented Jul 8, 2019 on Mom's 90th Birthday: Part 2 at random reflections
That's very clever - the blending of the inks is masterful, and the layering of the terrarium on top such a realistic touch, along with the little loop of string. It must feel good to be 'making ahead' rather than 'catching up'!
Toggle Commented Jul 4, 2019 on Card Concept: Cacti Clusters at random reflections
A lovely reflection on something which has gently tumbled down the years and is so meaningful for you both :).
Toggle Commented Jul 3, 2019 on Just Write | Hands at In the Storm
I am always in awe of your design ability and this post is no exception - each design just suits the book beautifully. I'm not familiar with many of these but did enjoy The Next Right Thing ...
Toggle Commented Jul 2, 2019 on a reading odyssey | june 2019 at In the Storm
That's a lovely colour combo, and a visually intriguing frame. Your delicately patterned paper is a perfect foil for the blues and oranges (always reminds me of kingfishers!). That sounds such an advantage to be able to try things out before deciding whether they're a 'must have' - I know I always enjoy this aspect of getting together with others at a 'crop'.
Toggle Commented Jul 1, 2019 on A Trio of Challenges at random reflections
Very nice ... and neat to have been able to accomplish so much in one card. How lovely of you to send the speaker something so pretty and especially made :).
Toggle Commented Jun 26, 2019 on Thank You at random reflections
My goodness, that's a lot of work, inlaying the strips into your white card - but so very effective. And the shading on the sun is so very delicately done - imperceptible, really. I think this design has a great future in your stash!
Such a worthwhile cause. It is indeed heart-wrenching that in the 'first world' we have children going hungry ...
Toggle Commented Jun 24, 2019 on 52 Weeks of Giving | 26 at In the Storm
An inspiring example of 'feel the fear and do it anyway ...'.
Toggle Commented Jun 24, 2019 on Just Write | Cup at In the Storm
A real sense of poignancy, reading your story ... and so neatly designed as always.
Toggle Commented Jun 24, 2019 on Stories 2019 | Barry at In the Storm
What a very stylish card for a very stylish lady, who doesn't look as if she could possibly be ninety years old :). And a tribute to all of you, who have cherished her down the years and given her such a lovely day, with so many of her family and friends to celebrate. I think you all need to take a bow!
Toggle Commented Jun 24, 2019 on Happy 90th Birthday! at random reflections
Oh my, so many wonderful pages here from your opening one (just gorgeous - you have given me ideas for Christmas cards for next year!) to the last, there is such variety of layout and colour. I was sorry to read about the ongoing effects of the whiplash, and hope that you recover fully very soon ...
Wishing you every success with those goals - walking and swimming sound a great investment, even though the time commitment is big and you have to steady yourself through the pain to achieve it. Hoping the menu-planning is going well, and I am sure we will all be cheering you on!
Toggle Commented Jan 3, 2019 on whole intentions | january 2019 at In the Storm
I am in awe of your reading goals! And I have much enjoyed your pages this year and look forward very much to your traveller's notebook ones - sending warmest good wishes for 2019.
Toggle Commented Dec 31, 2018 on 2019 Reading Goals at In the Storm
Oh golly, such delicate work - and it picks up the spirit of the embroidery so beautifully ... The little touches of blue are a pretty contrast.
Hoping you had a wonderfully relaxing and community-filled time ... Great idea to have a meal out once everything is ready; I might adopt this!
Toggle Commented Dec 29, 2018 on Me on Monday: Christmas Eve at random reflections
What a warm and glowing home! I can almost smell the baking from here ... Your grand-daughters clearly love their time with you ...
Toggle Commented Dec 29, 2018 on Me On Monday at random reflections
My goodness, your young ones are growing up fast! The touches of black and white really sharpen the red and green - I like those dipped letters too! You always put such a lot of fine detail into your pages...
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I'm so sorry to read that your Mum is poorly, Kathy - will be thinking of you all ...
Toggle Commented Mar 7, 2018 on Ploughing through ... at trimmingthesails
A lovely gentle read ... Sounds of silence? Here, it'd be the sudden swoosh as thawing snow slips off the roof, and the crackle of the logs in the wood-burner :).
I don't think I have ever yet managed to get through Ikea without things just plopping into my basket; luckily our nearest one is about thirty miles away! I do hope you'll post some photos of how you decide to use it. Is it for crafty things?
Toggle Commented Mar 7, 2018 on she stood firm*, not... at Morning Glory Studio