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You make my day


The spring weather continues and this book uses a photograph that Number 1 son took in Bath last week. The crocuses are in full bloom but I notice there are still Autumn leaves amongst them It’s all very odd…

I had an unexpected visitor this evening, the doorbell rang and I opened it to find a vaguely familiar looking woman standing there saying ‘Hi Diane! Surprise!’ It was an old friend who I hadn’t seen for about 15 years. She is on holiday in Burton Bradstock – which is the village where Hive Beach which I showed you yesterday is. We were probably walking on the beach at the same time yesterday afternoon. What a small world it is.


I have been very lucky to receive this ‘ You Make my Day’ award from two people recently. Firstly, Rhonda at My Handbound Books was kind enough to pass it on to me after she received it from Sarah at littlepaperbird. Rhonda is one of the inspirational book artists I have met through the Book Arts Forum, which was set up by Jackie from TJ Bookarts is a wonderful resource for anyone with an interest in bookbinding. There are tutorials, discussion groups, advice and endless ideas and inspiration. Seeing Rhonda’s beautiful books always reminds me that I do tend to get stuck in rut and need to experiment more!

I was then lucky enough to receive it again yesterday from Susanne49 at Sue’s Daily Photos blog. Susanne actually has 5 photography blogs ranging from her photographs of Switzerland and Florida (where she used to live) to Charleston (where she lives now) to showcasing her wedding photography. She received the award from Barbara Gordon, another talented photographer.

The deal with this award is to pass it on to 5 other people who ‘Make Your Day’

  1. Write a post with links to 5 blogs that make your day
  2. Acknowledge the post of the award giver
  3. Tell the award winners that they’ve won by commenting on their blogs or emailing them.

I’m going to pass this on to


These people have amazing blogs which I love reading and they make my day by leaving supportive, often funny and interesting comments on my blog. I could have named many more people but I had to choose just 5. To everyone else who takes time to drop in here and leave comments – a BIG thank you to you too – it’s much appreciated :-)


Autumn leaves…


I thought I would do another coptic stitched book for a change. I always end up with fingers like a pin cushion after making one of these – I use a curved needle and I don’t know if it’s just me, but I end up constantly stabbing myself as I find it very hard to control. The problem then is not getting blood on the book! How I suffer for my art…. :)

The weather has turned and now feels very autumnal. There is a strong wind blowing the remainder of the leaves off the trees which is a shame as the autumn colours have been glorious this year. I don’t normally like the autumn as it just heralds the end of summer and the winter to come (did I ever mention I’m a hot house flower?) but this year the trees have been spectacular. The road I drive each morning is lined with the most stunning trees which are every shade of red through orange to yellow and when the sun shines on them they look as if they are on fire. Unfortunately it is a very busy road so it would be difficult to stop and photograph them, so I took this on my way to play tennis the other day.


However, now it has turned a little colder and the wind has arrived it will be all over shortly. The amount of leaves on my lawn is unbelievable, I just hope the rest of them come down tonight before the chap who looks after my garden arrives (did I ever mention I dislike gardening?)