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September 19, 2008



This made me a little teary eyed! How in the world did you stitch pages in the back of that book? That's fantastic!

red tin heart

Robin, i have kept a diary since i was 8 years old.
but burnt many of them. i wish i wouldn't have.
but for the last 14 years i have kept one faithfully. they are going to be left for my kids to read when i am gone.
i have captured so many things about them, and i think they will enjoy reading through them. and hopefully learn something from them.
we are so much alike dear friend..
sending you love, nita

Sweet Cottage Dreams

Journals are wonderful. I think reading back in them is more fun AND it can really jog the ol' memory of things you may have forgotten otherwise.

Love the houses, Robin!!!



I am so happy by your visit to my "place." It's so nice to meet you. I'm going to email you so we can converse by email also. Anyhoo, what a treasure you have with your journals. My blob is my journal for the kids, albeit I started a tad late. Regardless, it's there for them in later years. Good and bad. I cracked up at your daughter's insistance of having the wig awaiting her arrival home on her bed. hehe. Just like kids, right? You need to visit Mrs. Staggs at "A Happy Miscellany" (listed on my side bard). She is working making a journal and even shares downloads! You will love her site. Ok, enough. On my way to read more about you! Again, thanks for your visit and sweet message.

Kathleen Grace

Those journals will be treasures! They are wonderful, anmd the one you made for your friend is so lovely!


I love the two-way journal idea. I so wish I had thought of that when my birdies were little. I feel like I would have done a lot of things differently these days! Oh well, live and learn. There is a great paperback book out and I think it's call "Destroy this Book" or something like that. It's a great way to get comfortable with tackling a book.


What a great idea to do with birdhouses...too cute!

I agree with you on journals. I gave one to my daughter when she was 10 and I still go back and read the pages.

Have a great day!

Joanna {sweet finds}

Hello! I love the idea of your two way journals. My two little birds will be celebrating their 13th birthday on Monday. I'm thinking this might be a great time to start. thanks for the idea. :) xoxo, Joanna


Great idea to start young with the journals! We adopted our daughter when she was seven and when the teenage years began with some problems, I started a journal with her. I told her that whatever she wanted to write about, I'd read and not judge. I would never mention it out loud unless it was something I thought would be a danger to her life. We wrote our feelings back and forth quite a bit during those years and I still have that journal too. Very helpful to write rather than talk when things are stressful! I think it's a wonderful idea to start when they are young - more to treasure! What I want to know is how you stitched those pages in that gift book. Did you take all the pages out and then add them back and re-bind them? Beautiful work!

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