Friday, June 19, 2009

Thank You

Thank you all for the lovely comments on my last few posts ... well all my posts really. I know the idea of a blog is to record events etc ... as a sort of diary but it adds that special extra reason for doing it, when you know others read it and then bother to comment too. Its like the difference between talking to yourself and chatting to a friend, if you see what I mean.

Well here is my LO from Wednesday, as promised

The journaling reads

Julie holding Julia ... Oct 1972
DD was named after my first friend, Julie with the change of one letter
Julie and I first met when I was three and she was two and a half. We became great friends until circumstances caused her and her family to move away when she was about thirteen. We still saw each other, now and then, until she moved to Scotland in her late teens. Occasional letters turned into the once a year catch up at Xmas and then we lost touch …my fault. We did eventually find each other again and now keep in touch through emails.

I used turquoise blue on the LO as that was the colour of the going home outfit I knitted for Julia .... so convinced was I that she was going to be a boy! ... and I was not going discard all the love and hard work I had put into it. She suited it so much but I appear not to have a photo of her in it.

I also have made Ist Birthday cards for the boys and designed a Fathers day card for Steve, as its his first. As I was busy with the other cards DD actually made it up for me to save time.
Will post them after they have been given ... just incase a certain someone sees them.

Lastly, I went out in the sun and took the first of my purple pond Irises. I have a tiny pond and a very large number of Irises this year!!. It also is the first year that the yellow and purple are in bloom together

Take Care and have a good weekend. xx


voodoo vixen said...

Love the LO and the journalling is brilliant, amazing to have found each other again after all that time.

LadyBug said...

lovely colours. i like the little clock with the ? instead of hands. amd the journaling is lovely.

Carmen said...

It's beautiful, the journalling is absolutely lovely Angie. Have you sewn on that flower at the top? It looks gorgeous.

Jocelyn said...

The LO is stunning and I love how you used the colors of the outfit that you had made for her!!! I was totally convinced that my daughter was a boy also...and lo and behold..she had girl parts!!! Love the story of how her name came about!!!! Hope you try the guacamole dip....I just love it and adjust it to your taste!!!!! Have a great weekend, sweet friend!!! :)

Sara said...

Beautiful layout, love the before stage on your desk and then the after :)

Julia Dunnit said...

Fab LO Angie, and a wonderful story to boot. And you didn't actually say - where does the time go????

Claireliz said...

Fab Lo

Anne said...

Fantastic journalling. I love that the colour choice has it's reason too - you should record that on the back of the layout.

I know what you mean about the blogging too. I really enjoy sharing what I've been up to, and seeing what everyone else is making too.

kelly said...

love the layout and the journalinig too . x

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