Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Burlap Journal (second time around : )

Hi friends!  Greetings from chilly Montana~  I'm saying a long goodbye to Summer; I never want to let her go!  I hang on to warmth and sunshine as long as possible.
But alas, the leaves are changing and most of the days are now fairly cool (50's-60's Fht) with snow forecast for the approaching week-end!  Wowzer, Life in the Rocky Mountains~

Here is a continued 'blast from the past' with a Journal I made for my sweet baby sis.
She was going to a Ladies Retreat and I put this together for her with a specific theme in mind; hoping this would be a help there in keeping her notes in order~
I saw this "left to right" open idea on a delightful blog called justlilla https://justlilla.blogspot.com/
several years ago and thought it was a lovely idea!
Mine is burlap (about 10" tall) and lined with cotton fabric.  The pocket is made from vintage tea towel.There is also a short burlap pocket & pencil holder. I included bits of this and that; corrugated board, twine, stamping, white buttons, titch of metal, pearl beads, and laces. The closure tie is wide twill tape.
I tucked in a few memento's and  this homemade card for her.  I used mostly  Maja Design papers --> http://majadesign.nu/products/vintage-autumn-basics/

 Do you know the words to the song  "Bridge Over Troubled Waters"?   I included those words on a vintage sheet of paper; tucked in the card.  It was a difficult time in her life and I wanted to include lots of encouragement~ (𝅘𝅥𝅮𝅘𝅥𝅮 . . .I'm sailing right behind . . .)

I hope life is treating you well?
I've enjoyed my Summer very much!  With out-of-state  company coming - and a few trips of my own sprinkled in~
 Have a great week ahead! & God bless~
I leave you with my hearts truth - -
"Really?"   . . . sayin' goodbye to my sandals?