I can hear you now....ooohhh....hhhhaaaaa....where did you get that gorgeous journal? It was a birthday surprise from my friend Sue Pieper and it was wrapped in that yummy wine lace! I had seen Sue's handmade journals online a while back and thought they were wonderful, but wonderful and gorgeous do not even come close to describing them. I opened the box as giddy as a kid in the candy store....pulling out the package that had been so carefully wrapped in lace. As I pulled the lace away from the journal you could have heard me gasp and then let out OM-Gosh! this is the most beautiful journal I have ever seen. The greens and blues are so rich and so me! And it is filled with wonderful watercolor paper torn so delicately and the details from the embellishments to the eyelets to the stitching are nothing less of perfect. Sue thank you for a gift that I will treasure each day as I fill it with words and snippets and the things that make me happy!
Sue is working on some to put in her Marketplace shop, so keep an eye out....they will be there soon. Oh and the lace is perfect for the workshop I am taking over at Collage Camp with the talented KC Willis.
Thank you to each of you that posted on my wall over on Facebook and sent me emails and phone calls and cards. It was a great feeling to come home to find my inbox filled with birthday wishes. More about my birthday get-a-way and the treasures I found in a day or so.