Don't you love it when your friends do all the hard work of trawling the internet for you and come up with lovely links? I refer, of course, to my most excellent chum, Mouse, who shared with us on one of our chatty evenings on Facebook these two links, Stitcher's Book, a finishing tutorial from Violarium in Finland and this one from a blog that has sadly not been updated since the middle of 2009 but take a look here anyway at the lovely Blackbird finish - so clever, the finishes around the spine particularly. I think I have very happily got stitched books/needlebooks on the brain since I received a lovely treat from another friend, Val. Take a look ~
My Needlebook from Val
This was the first beaded fob that I'd ever received too. You can see the clever thin spine which allows the book to close, very similar to ones on the links I just mentioned. Thanks, Val!
Hmm, well, what can I talk about next to disguise the fact that you aren't seeing any 15 pictures, lol! Today was a fall asleep on the sofa day and oh, my goodness it's five o'clock sort of thing! I am keeping up though and you'll just have to trust me!
I never usually post photographs of family except heavily disguised ones of the WT but could not resist this one. We spent a few days in south east Idaho with boy treasure and his beautiful family. They had just moved, two days before, to a small town very close to Lava Hot Springs so while we were waiting for the furniture to arrive we decided to go swimming - outside in an air temperature of 3 degrees F!
William and Sunny in hot water!
It was a delightful feeling soaking in the mineral springs, I had not been feeling particularly spiffy before I went in and my goodness, a distinct lifting of spirits and general well-being when I came out!
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