Road Trip

My amazing husband of 45 years of marriage planned a wonderful two day get-away to Minnesota's Itasca State Park.  This is where the Mississippi begins as well as home to the oldest white pine forest dating back to the 1700's.

We even had the adventure of climbing the old Ranger's Fire Tower which was about nine stories high and worth every step to see the bird's eye view of the surrounding forest.

One lake in particular, Mary Lake, had such crystal clear blue water and the perfect mirror images of the shoreline.
(Photo above) This is the Mississippi River where you can cross on the rocks to the other side - about 25 feet and two feet deep.  Lake Itasca is on the other side of the rocks.  Such a beautiful spot.  I did not take the adventure crossing as I am still in recovery from major foot surgery.

Future Potential Project

The escutcheon and door knob was removed from a picture frame that I purchased from Tuesday Morning. Even better yet, it was on clearance! I have a project in mind for this tiny escutcheon and door knob - photos to follow.

French Journal

The French language book is from the 1920's and small in size.  I am using the covers only.  The covers are punched for a spiral binding along with all the pages.

I like working on pages unbound. I can sew, rubber stamp, paint, etc. without having to adjust for gutters or uneven surfaces which make rubber stamping a super challenge.  Having unbound pages also gives you freedom to decide the order in which you want your finished pages to appear.

This is the inside cover with the loose pages punched and ready to go.  I have made all the pages using manila card stock.  Presently, I am on page ten - completed book to follow.