Sunday, 30 July 2017

Take Note...

At about this time of year, I treat myself to a new notebook. It's usually quite slim and will eventually contain my Christmas lists. Slim so that I can carry it in a handbag whilst shopping, and lists - of course- because my memory is not up to the job of keeping catalogue of who's getting what!

This year, I have no need to purchase. The lovely Kathy showered me with journal/notebooks as a gift when we met in the States last month. (Last month..it's slipping away from me already!) And I've started using this....it reminds me of Kathy, our meeting, the sunshine, the Native American vibe that runs through so much of our trip - oh everything!


Kathy is a Sheena Douglas fan ( like so many of us), and has used her faux leather technique to cover these books. Aren't they amazing. And truly, even when handling them, there's little concept of their being card, especially as each cover has a beautiful inside to enjoy too.


I'll be honest and admit that I was embarrassed by Kathy's generosity and promised to share the bounty. Sissy Stephanie had first choice, and as you may know, I sent one on Kathy's behalf to Shaz in Oz (THIS post, if you'd like to see it)



So that means there's still more sharing to do! If you'd like to be in with a chance of owning one of these hand stitched treasures, please comment to that effect. If there are more than two, we'll do a random drawing. I think it will make Kathy blush to see that I'm carrying through my 'threat' to share her skill, but really, these do deserve to be loved and used don't you agree!


The real beauty for me is in the using. A gifted notebook in which to write notes about gifting. Perfect circularism. Or something. Thank you again, Kathy!

15 comments:

Helen said...

oh, Julia, those notebooks are gorgeous! how can you bear to part with any more? but, yes please put my name in a hat!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

These are truly gorgeous. Each is lovely in its own right.

If for some unbeknown reason I would win, please give it to some deserving person in your town. Someone who can't afford to buy one, but would be so grateful they would use it for what it was intended. I, on the other hand, would leave it on a shelf and admire it, which would do no one good.

Cara said...

What a wonderful and thoughtful gift and how generous of you to share the love. Kathy is obviously very very talented and has put some much love and attention to detail in creating them x

mhmoore said...

Ditto as Bluebeard and Elizabeth said. Put my name in the drawing. Your local hospital or rest home please.

4Ucards said...

What a wonderful and create friend you have. These notebooks are a work of art. I would very much would like to be included in the drawing.

Maria said...

Those covers are so exquisite! Would would to be included in the drawing!

Sue said...

Would be happy to win any of them, as they are fab, but the feathers one would be my favourite.

Hope you are having a nice weekend. Sue

Lynn Holland said...

Ooh me please, they are lovely and I like your idea Julia of using it for Christmas things xx

Christine said...

Thank you for sharing these gifts with us all. I would love one of the books as I am coming to the end of my 'diary'.
Thank you again

Christine said...

Thank you for sharing these gifts with us all. I would love one of the books as I am coming to the end of my 'diary'.
Thank you again

Kyla said...

Oh these look lovely. I keep meaning to try Sheena's vegan leather technique (especially since hubby is now vegan!). Will check out her blog as these look so lovely.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Wow these are beautiful in detail and color. What a real treasure. I too would donate if name was drawn, just too much for postage across the seas. So glad you shared these beauties.

misteejay said...

What fabulous notebooks and something so lovely to treasure from your trip.
Toni xx

Robyn said...

theses are beautiful! thanks for sharing and caring! and writing! long live the pen!

RosA said...

The little books are indeed gorgeous! I can hardly believe they are not leather! Amazing!