Saturday, June 20, 2009

Saturday - Hot & Humid

I just received my second journal from Iliana! Her blog, Bookgirl's Nightstand, is one of my favorite book blogs, and she makes the most wonderful little handmade journals. I love the little birds on the cover of this one,
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and the beaded back, and the smooth, creamy pages.Check out her Etsy shop, Bookgirl's Studio, to see some of her lovely work. They make great gifts! Even, uh, to myself.

Playing on linen again...
I didn't get off on my morning walk until 7:45 this morning, which meant it was unpleasantly hot and humid.

Why so late? Because Fee and I sat on the patio and talked during the cooler part of the morning. We were very envious of Marty & Robin (my brother and sister-in-law) who were leaving this morning on their way to the College World Series in Omaha! LSU and Texas have both advanced to the finals, but they would have wanted to go anyway.
Fee and I have been following the play-offs (well, Fee is more dedicated than I am, but I've enjoyed it, too). We both wish we were able to go, but hope Marty and Robin have a wonderful time! They both enjoy long road trips and will be able to see the series in the old stadium.

Scary stuff about our food here and here. No wonder Amelia sticks to organic as much as possible for Bryce Eleanor. The more I read about the food industry, the less secure I feel.


  1. Thanks for mentioning the site for hand made journals...will be needing one soon....and they're very sweet. Like her blog as well.

  2. linen is so nice to play on.

  3. lovely journal and stitching. thanks for the links - that food stuff freaks me out.

  4. Art4Sol - I won one of Iliana's journals last year in a give-away. They are a joy to write in!

    jude - I love playing with linen and embroidery floss!

    paula - The journals are great; the food stuff is scary! I read more and more about the food industry that freaks me out--I need more vegetables in my garden!

  5. what a beautiful spot for filling in the journal's blank pages!

  6. The journal cover seems right at home in the garden, doesn't it? :)

  7. That journal is gorgeous, as is your embroidery!

  8. Thanks, Rebekah! The other journal I have from Iliana is also gorgeous. I have a weakness for handmade journals!


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