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Well Hello there! If you've stumbled your way to this blog WELCOME! I'm a widwestern gal who is darn crafty. I love taking all kinds of pictures,  but taking funny ones of myself are my favourite. I am a t.v. and movie addict who can remeber all kinds of movie history, actors names, dates and trivia, however, I cannot seem to remember where I put my purse, keys and sometimes my children! 

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A visit with an old friend

This is my old friend....

 (kinda blurry, but befitting at the same time)

She's been sitting here in my dinning room.

I've pushed her around.

Ive peeked in on her but,

Up until today I hadn't sat down with her in 4 months.

I opened her up

and like a long lost friend we picked up right where we left off.

  This is the last project I worked on, it's the cover for the tell your story class.

 The idea with the tie was that once I completed the story I would use the tie to hold it all together.

I didn't get very far...

I never did another page other than this one.

 As I revisit the journaling I see the

"Looking forward to..."  at the bottom of the page.

I knew I wanted to create...

create a lovely life, projects and art, but was paralyzed.

My intention when signing up for the class was to work through the issues I was having using my art.

But, I knew deep down inside that I was not REALLY being honest with myself about THE main issue of why I was struggling so.

Oh sure I was in therapy, but  I was dancing around the truth.

So it makes sense to me now that, that is why I walked away from the process of creating.

At that time in my life ...

I would have been scrapbooking a lie.

It's a very powerful thing


 it can eat you up inside


set you free

There is still much work to be done.

And part of that work is...

visiting with my old friend

one who has been my creative outlet for the last 10 years.

Loving that my heart  is beating a bit faster as I touch and play with her contents.

 I'm feeling those old and comfortable feelings of excitement over the ideas that are racing around in my head.

Thankful for the little surprises and treasures she has given me today.

  The finding of  things I forgot I purchased and had tucked away inside  her.


She kept them safe, waiting for me until I was ready.

 Thankful too for my friend Traci, who didn't give up on me and invited me out  to scrapbook this Saturday.

 It's going to rain here for two days, the perfect weather to dive into the basement and reserect my scrapbook room.

(insert of humor)

I did try this back in February but,...

When you think you are dying you clean out your scrapbook room much differently than when you think you may be around a bit longer!

I think there may be more treasures that await me

I can't wait to find out and see!

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Reader Comments (2)

I am so very honored to be your friend and thankful we met! I am always here for you! YAY for getting crafty again. I can't wait to see what you do with that project.

PS. Thanks for the reminder to call Archivers! Doing it RIGHT now!

September 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTraci

A bright spot is your blog! I would love to talk to you about carrying some of your flowers in the shop.
Happy Fall!

October 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTerri Wood

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