Hello New Year! I'm sure all of you are getting your homes put back in shape after the holidays. I for one am always happy to get all of our Christmas decor put away at the start of the new year. It's a good time to get organized and label boxes and bags so we don't have to pull it all out again next year. Sometimes we hurriedly put away the decorations. Then when the holidays come we have mess. Hopefully it will help us next year. Well that is the plan anyway.
During the holidays I received a lovely giveaway from Cathy.
Cathy writes several web journals. She is learning to water color and posts her progress each month. This past year she has focused on the works of Beatrix Potter. So her giveaway was Beatrix Potter A Journal.
This journal is a joy to read. It is full of writings of Miss Potter and fun ephemera. Thank you Cathy for this lovely journal!
The year before Cathy focused on the water colors of Edith Holden. Cathy has really become quite proficient in her water colored paintings. She wants to self publish her children's story and illustrate it herself. I am more than thrilled to have this journal as I am a huge Beatrix Potter fan. You may remember that I was fortunate to go to England and visit Hilltop and the surrounding areas that Beatrix lived in the Lake District. If you want to read about our visit, it all resides on this blog beginning with our trip over on the Queen Mary 2. You can start Our Grand Adventure to England and continue to read the posts that follow.
“What heaven can be more real than to retain the spirit-world of childhood?” Beatrix Potter