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February 15, 2008

Friday morning musings…

Filed under: Morning Musings — jackie @ 10:55 am

Good morning readers…

I hope everyone that celebrates it had a wonderful Valentine’s day. I did. I had lunch with my dearest friend Holly and got chocolates and hugs from my honey.

As my reciprocal gift to my honey, I made a fancy dinner of glazed salmon, oven roasted potatoes, garlic green beans and dark chocolate cake. Mmmmmm….cake.

Chocolate cake 

The recipe can be found here.

Today I’m on a mission to find new lights for my desk. The architects lamp that I have been using finally bit the dust this morning. I knew it was on it’s way out but I have been in denial for a long time. I was able to find something similar to what I have online at the big box office supply store so I’m headed that way in a bit.

I’m also on a mission to get my work space cleaned off. I’ll post before and after photos later so you can see why it was an important task on my list. I’m basically working in a tiny portion of the space trying to keep the stuff that has piled up at bay.

Of note… 

I find myself updating the links page almost daily. I’ll continue to do so until the links run out. I’m also committed to keeping only active links on the page so if you come across one that is not please email me so I can remove it.

Thank you to all who have wrote kind words about the page and to those who have suggested links. I’d still love to hear some more feedback on it. Is it easy to navigate or are there too many links in one place? Would you like to see it in another format? Let me know what you think.

For you local folks, don’t forget that I will be at Jerry’s from 1-4 pm tommorrow (Saturday) demonstrating my craft. As always, stop by and say hi. I’ll have little gifts for those who do. And don’t forget that Jerry’s gives a 20% discount on book making supplies while I’m there.

I hope everyone has a great day.

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  1. I love your site even though I still have not seen it all. I’m very sad that I live so far away, I’d love to see you at jerry’s.
    It’s good to know that I am not the only one so in love with books out there.
    The way you learned the book-arts was very inspiring for me. But I still don’t know how I’m going to learn, what I want to know.
    But your website has helped me a lot. Thank you!

    Comment by juey — February 16, 2008 @ 2:36 am
  2. Hi J,

    Thanks for being a reader of the site. I wish you could come by and see me too. :)
    I’m glad the website has helped you in your quest to learn binding. As far as learning what you want to know, it really just takes practice and being willing to waste some materials. If a book doesn’t work out the way you want it to, try it again. I can pretty much guarantee that’s how most binders got started.
    And definitley ask questions. Binders are very helpful people and most times are more than willing to answer questions. The Book Arts Forum is a great place to ask questions and share information.


    Comment by jackie — February 16, 2008 @ 9:57 am

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