Ringing in the New Year!!

Here we stand on the edge of 2019. How exciting to have a clean slate, so to speak. I have purposed to just try to be a better person, rather than make a laundry list of things I am going to change. Would I like to suddenly become someone who puts nothing but nutrient-packed foods in her mouth? Someone who walks 10 miles to start the day? Why, yes, I think, as I stare across the table at an empty bowl with traces of whipped cream and strawberry-rhubarb pie.

I cannot believe, actually, that I am here at age 55, still wanting to change so many things, still running after goals, still loving every little step of this life we have the privilege to live.

I plan to do some things to streamline my ephemera / journal business in 2019. You will see more here about the business and what I have under way in the studio and for sale in the shop.

I know I talked about having a job I love! It is so true! Some have asked about it. I have left medical / clerical!! Finally. I did my time. I have taken my retirement and I am now working on things that are more creative! I work in a reuse center, building displays, making journal items to promote sales, learning about outreach, and I plan to teach classes on how to make journals. The other thing I am doing is building my business here from home. I LOVE it!!

Here is wishing everyone a wonderful, purpose-filled, prosperous 2019!!

Enjoy this day! ~Lynn

A few things from the New Year:

I started the year with 2-dozen roses from Jason.
Sorting gorgeous cigar labels for ephemera packs being listed today.


I love fabrics, fabric scraps, bits of paper and ephemera.  Oh dear!  Hanging in the apartment is a beautiful wall hanging I put together from newer and vintage fabric scraps.  I love looking at it.  I thought I would share the view.

I have continued to look at houses. I checked out an ADORABLE little cottage-style house this past Thursday. The yard would be perfect. Each little room in the 75-year-old house was perfect. I am being patient. I have to. It may not work out, as these things take time, but it encourages my heart to know that such houses are out there, just waiting for me. I can see it now, filled with vintage treasures, twinkly lights, my coffee pot, and me.

Enjoy this day!