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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Weekend, crafting & mail!

Phew! It sure is hot here today, 41 celcius. How unusual for the end of August! I'm happy for summer to last longer though because I am so enjoying it and not ready for what comes in the next couple of months-winter. Today was the first day of school for Noah and I was really nervous about it. He had a great day. Yay! Yesterday we went to the school to meet with everyone and see his classroom. It's always good for him to have a visual before he starts. We were quite saddened to hear about one of his aids not coming back this year, especially since she had worked with him for the past three years. We found out a couple of weeks ago and Noah has been really affected by it. So, we'll see how it goes this year. He is already in grade 3 and his teacher seems really nice. On another note, I thought I'd share some of my decos and FBs with you. The first is an entry I made for a Fairytales Deco. It is a darker version of Little Red Riding Hood and I like it. :)

Next is a deco I made for a group swap with the theme, Famous People Through History.

Another deco with the same theme as previously for a group swap.

The following three photos are FBs for a group swap with the theme Matryoshka Dolls.

Last weekend my pal/friend Molly and her family came for another visit. It's always nice having them stay with us. We had such gorgeous weather. We spent our time mostly in parks in the area. Here is a photo of Molly, Jadira, me and Noah.

We went to a park famous for hiking and they have a huge suspended bridge which we walked across. The view is spectacular. The photo below is of Jeffrey, me and Noah.

A view from the bridge.
Another view looking up at the bridge from a little below.

I recently went to a Farmer's Market where they also sell crafts and found this cute handsewn cat wallet. This is the outside.

And, this is the inside of the wallet.

Okay, so my birthday is coming up soon and Molly brought me some presents but I just couldn't wait to open them. Besides, she insisted I open them right away. :) She knows me quite well and gave me some of my favourite things; cute House Mouse card, handmade lavender soap, sachet of lavender, stickers and a pretty flower box with...

such pretty handmade vintage style earrings inside. I love them and I've been wearing them ever since I got them.

In today's mail I got another birthday package with the most beautiful handcrafted card I have ever seen in my life. It is made by my pal/friend Rosita from Finland. It is so gorgeous and my husband told me I should frame it. I haven't opened the present she sent yet as I am waiting for my birthday. I do open the cards so I can admire them for a while.

Last week I received two gorgeous decos with the theme Famous People Through History as part of a group swap. The artist is Isabelle from France. She is such a talented deco/FB artist.

And, now onto some mail news. I received a wonderful letter from my pal Ioanna from Greece. She sent three beautiful postcards, scenes from near her home.

Another great letter from my pal Sharon from The Netherlands.

Molly also sent some photos and FBs which arrived the day before her visit.

Today I received this fun enveloppe, with a letter of course, from my pal Holly from Colorado, USA.


  1. 1. The weather here is a bit chilly these days - around 15 degrees, and it is raining. But it will improve, because september is a warm month too. :)
    2. I love your recent deco-work!
    3. I will finish your letter this weekend and mail it in the beginning of the next week. Sorry again for the delay.
    4. (definitelly NOT least...) Good luck to Noah in the new school year! ♥

  2. Hi Jacqueline, sorry for being a little absente lately. It's been some crazy days here, and I've had a lot on my mind. Suddenly it's September 5th, my my the time flies! =D

    I love your deco entries, especially the Little Red Ridinghood with a tad darker theme. Did you find that photo on the internet? I have to look for it, it's really cool. =)
    WOW! That bridge you were on were really high up! Not for the ones that are scared of hights. LOL! I bet it was a little creapy walkind over it...

    Hope everything is going well for Noah in his third school year.=) Wish you all a happy September, with some cooler temperatures following soon. =P (41 is really hot in late August!)

  3. Happy Birthday Jacqueline!! I hope your day will be just fantastic.=)

    Hugs from Norway