Saturday, January 02, 2021
I was making a calendar for my studio and after the time spent on it, decided to go ahead and make it public. So if interested, link is on right sidebar, or 2021 JJ Calendar. (It's on sale this week.)
I hope your New Year started out well. It certainly has to be an improvement over 2020. I'm starting another journal soon. Just finished Grandma's Keepsakes which was really fun.
Stay well my friends. Happy New Year!
Sunday, December 20, 2020
Where oh where does the time go? I can't believe it is Christmas next week. I always thought if I stayed organized, I would have spare time for myself. Newsflash!!! Not true. I honestly don't know how I did what I did just a few short years ago, keeping house, keeping a garden, strolling the beach a few mornings a week, visiting my mother several times a week, publishing a magazine, creating in my studio weekly, teach crazy quilting in my Summer Kitchen, etc... and still have time to spend with friends or just relax and read a Joanne DeMaio book. Just thinking about it exhausts me. Is this what aging is about? If so, you can keep it! LOL.
I should not be complaining. There are so many things I am blessed with, my dear mother turned 90👸 on the 17th. My amazing husband and I celebrated our 38th Anniversary 💕yesterday. My wonderful son and daughter in law are celebrating their first Christmas in their new 👫home, life is good. We have our health, keeping low key, away from public spaces as much as possible. Although my husband did have an accident, breaking his collarbone last month, he has been a trooper, and he's kept me positive when I feel overwhelmed. It is true when they say you think you're in love when you marry, but true love happens when you've been together for years and you appreciate the person beside you more that you could have imagined on your wedding day. Not many get the privilege to experience that, sadly.
I've been continuing and enjoying my Junk Journal journey, which has taken all of my "stolen" moments. I will share them and then trim the tree....no, I've not decorated the tree yet, but it is up so I'm good.😉
This is the "Beekeeper's Daughter" Journal.
Friday, October 09, 2020
I never imagined I would enjoy paper as much as fabric, but I do. There are so many beautiful kits being designed daily, and I can't stop gathering and creating with them. Soon the Shaby Art Boutique's October Handmade Club will be released, and I will be busy creating something with Kerryanne's sweet offerings. Here are a few past journals.
Roses in April~ Inspired by the cover photo of a teacup rose bouquet I let dry, from my brother and sister in law.