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The first picture is of a silk (I think) circle. I'm not sure what it is...I mean I can't call it a table cloth because it isn't very large. I don't think I can call it a dresser scarf because it is a circle...so ?? Whatever it is called, it is beautiful. The bird, tree, and flowers are embroidered. I was told this silk circle came from the estate of a well known lady in the town I was visiting. I also bought another item from this estate, however I plan on giving this to my daughter for her birthday, so I won't show a photo of it until after her big day! These items, along with several others, were on sale in order to support the town's art society.
The second picture is of a few vintage sewing patterns as well as a Vogue pattern catalogue from 1974! Sew cool! The last picture is of a collection of Foreign Travel magazine. The collection begins in November 1934 and, save one, it is complete through December 1935! I found collection, along with a ton of books, at a local thrift shop. I feel I hit pay dirt here! I found an entire room of books! I actually felt guilty walking away from this store after only paying $2.00 for the magazine collection! These magazines are full of terrific photos and graphics. I originally went shopping to find cheap books to cut up for different paper crafts. Honestly, I find the thought of cutting up books something I will have a hard time doing...even cheap books. Is that weird? Well, I will not cut up these magazines, however I did find a few books that will be sacrificed for the sake of art!
This then brings me to the third page of my Discovering Myself Journal. I've finished this page and I "jazzed" up pages 1 and 2 with some stickers and gold thread. I cut up my first book last night. Well, I cut a page up; the page depicting Western Europe. I glued Great Britain, Norway, and Sweden onto Page 3. The ticket says, "What I Miss Most About Childhood..."
My answer here: No Fears. I also miss people, places, and feelings. You know the feeling at Christmas, the feeling like time moves so slowly, the feeling like you can fly, disappear, leap tall buildings. I didn't have room for all these, so I stuck with, "No Fears."
Here are my "jazzed" up Pages 1 and 2:
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Toodles for now!