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Let me tell you a secret…


Well, here is my first completely ‘Californian’ book. Nearly didn’t get made as I was so busy watching sport all afternoon and evening. The England football team started the session with a 3-0 win over Estonia and then the England rugby team had a heroic victory over France to get to the Rugby World Cup final. Marvellous! (Sir Jonny Wilkinson anyone?) I transferred book making activities to the kitchen counter so I could watch the TV while I worked.


Miss Ladybug sent a very sweet comment on yesterday’s post and said

‘To add to your flurry of awards, I’ve posted your blog as a Best Kept Secret! I imagine you are not probably a secret, as your blog is so gorgeous. Your work is stunning…I mean that.’

I’m blushing now!

I’d like to tell you about some undiscovered wonders but find on reflection that most, if not all, the blogs I read regularly are well established and very popular indeed, if Technorati is to be believed. I obviously don’t do nearly enough blog surfing so I am going to ponder on this and do more research before passing this on. Although if you check out any of the blogs in my Blogroll, I heartily recommend them.


10 responses to “Let me tell you a secret…

  1. laketrees October 14, 2007 at 11:27 am

    Wow Diane …..that cover reminds me of bubbly champagne !!!!
    ithe paper actually looks like fabric….
    Congratulations ….on your Best Kept Secret award….haha when it rains it pours as they say…
    we had footie fever here too…..with the Rugby League…Kangaroos vs the Kiwis….we won…..

  2. Diane October 14, 2007 at 11:57 am

    Thank you, it is jolly. I’d rather have a glass of bubbly though…

    Glad you won something on the rugby front….oops! I promised myself I wouldn’t mention the rugby to any Aussie mates as gloating is such an unattractive trait… :-)

  3. Creechman October 14, 2007 at 12:17 pm

    I see polka dots everywhere.

  4. Diane October 14, 2007 at 12:22 pm

    Perhaps you need an eye test? Do they seem a little blurred to you?

  5. strugglingwriter October 14, 2007 at 2:28 pm

    That cover is very interesting to the eye. I don’t think I could ever write anything bad or depressed in a book like that. It’s much too happy!

    Also, I watched a little football yesterday, though it was American football. I was actually able to be on the sidelines of the field for the opening kickoff in front of 109,000 people! It was an experience. (Here I am tooting my own horn).

    Anyhow, great book again!

  6. Miss Ladybug October 14, 2007 at 4:46 pm

    Thanks for the mention. Yet again…a gorgeous creation. Maybe you have mentioned this or it’s obvious on your page…but where could one find/buy your books? They would make great presents. Also, regarding the shy comment…I find change comes in baby steps. I threw myself into enough new situations, made myself uncomfortable at times…then I got better. It happened slowly, but still shy inside! Yes, blogging is wonderful for expression without fear.

  7. Diane October 14, 2007 at 4:58 pm

    Thank you, thank you. It is a jolly paper isn’t it?

    I have more rugby tonight to find out who England play in the World Cup final next week. All very exciting! I love watching sport, on the TV or live. I was a touchline mum for years, cheering my boys on in soccer, tennis, cricket, hockey, rugby, athletics…the list goes on!

    As for my books, I am preparing a web site to sell them which should be up and running soon. I’m also exploring other ways of selling them online in a slightly different way. I’ll keep you posted…

    I think that I am over my shyness … and then it creeps up on me again when I’m not expecting it which is very irritating. Not a problem when blogging though…!

  8. Telling It Like It Is October 14, 2007 at 8:55 pm

    Diane, I like your book work! I’m still seeing dots, but that’s ok! I’m a big decorator, but my craft doesn’t extend to hand crafting. Very good job on those books!

  9. Diane October 14, 2007 at 9:07 pm

    Thank you!

    But your blog is useful in ways I couldn’t begin to talk about! The ins and outs of blogging is a minefield as far as I can tell…

    Your plan to read and comment on 8 blogs a day is admirable – I must make time to read more!

  10. laketrees October 16, 2007 at 7:38 am

    ohh ho ho Diane !!!!
    gloating is such an unattractive trait… :-)
    let’s wait and see what happens with the cricket…eh???? ;)

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