just because … all the way from the Land of Oz

a surprise arrived in my mailbox from far far away

the lovely Australian stamp was fresh and uncanceled … I will definitely be soaking these in water as even the Air Mail stamp is special …

I could not believe my eyes when I saw the beautiful vintage pieces of Japanese fabric … I could almost hear the swish of kimonos from long ago … indigo and silks from the 1930’s and 40’s … one piece lovelier than the next … the book pages above certainly are very old world too with a fabulous patina to the delicate time worn papers …

with gorgeous ingredients like these … I could not resist the urge to begin a journal that I have had in mind for some time now…

the first signature pages for my Asian journal are underway … thank you so very much dear Jen … oxo

footnote: Friday has been a frustrating day trying to comment on blogger/blogspot bbb’s (blogblogblogs) … Service Not Available or asking to leave an identity and there is nothing to click …



31 responses to “just because … all the way from the Land of Oz

  1. Patty,
    What a fabulous gift! You are so generous yourself and so deserving!
    Hugs,
    Suz

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  2. Patty! WOW! Fabulous gifts – just beautiful and so deserving. You are loved by so many and give so much of yourself to share with all of us! Enjoy! xxoo

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  3. great present lovey!! xox

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  4. beautiful spread! I love the muted colors with a hint of red =)

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  5. Oh what beautiful fabrics.. so lucky..and a beautiful start to your journal.. lovely.. have a great weekend..
    xo

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  6. What a wonderful surprise package and I am going to love seeing this newest journal you’re inspired to begin.

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  7. WOW! Such a beautiful gifts!!! and I love first pages too…
    Hugs
    Oxana

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  8. oh heavens…you made out like a bandit!! Wonderful mail day for you and I love the beginning of this journal you show here…

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  9. Aren’t surprises like this a wonderful thing? It means so much that someone was thinking of you and knew exactly what you would like. I’m looking forward to seeing your journal evolve.

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  10. Lucky you…what a nice gift!

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  11. Lovely stuff and you certainly don’t waste anytime time creating with it!!!

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  12. Sooooooo soothing and grogeous!

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  13. Oh wow. These are lovely. What a lovely gift and so very thoughtful. And those Asian pages are to die for! Love the beauty and simplicity of them.

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  14. Beautiful gift and journal page you made with it!

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  15. “I could almost hear the swish of kimonos from long ago …”

    we are sooo cut from the same cloth 🙂 lovely.

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  16. What a beautiful surprice.
    Nice Japanese fabric!

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  17. Oh my… what a wonderful surprise to find in your mailbox! It’s all so gorgeous!!! I can see you journaling, please do! This should be the best beginning you ever will encouter! Start NOW! Can’t wait to see what you create!

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  18. This certainly looks full of Eastern promise ;0)

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  19. the swish of kimonos, what a beautiful turn of phrase!!
    oooh patty, what a stunner journal, its going to be wonderful…i love what you have made so far…
    ive just painted the white text with twinklings ,oooohhhhh it soaks it up beautifully…
    i knew you would love it.xxx

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  20. oh how lovely. Blogger has been making changes – very very frustrating.
    Patty can you email me your address so I can send you a copy of La Mode !

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  21. ooh this is precious….beautiful fabrics too …happy crafting, dear Patty!!

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  22. What a wonderful gift! And what a wonderful beginning to a journal I shall look forward to seeing as it progresses!!

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  23. Patty,
    How diverse you are in your creations!!! From steampunk ( I have yet to grasp that concept) to the soft, beautiful journal in the asian fabrics. love it!!
    xo
    lynn

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  24. Hi Patti! Your new Asian journal has such a soft and peaceful appeal. It’s going to be a wonderful treasure. Terri

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  25. You go girl…these are tasty delicious design elements! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

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  26. beautiful goodies Patty and what a great theme for your new journal. Hope you are enjoying your weekend 🙂
    xo
    Gaye

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  27. What a wonderful surprise, Patty! I`m happy for you!

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  28. Ooooh lovely jubbly! Treats make life so special. Your journal is going to be fabulous Patty….I especially like all that Asian text.
    Linda xx

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  29. This is going to be a WONDERFUL journal!!! I so adore all things Asian. Can’t wait to see the rest.
    xx,
    Autumn Clark

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  30. Don’t you love postage stamps from far away? They are simply the best! This is wonderful!

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  31. Patti! Lucky lucky you – and what a gorgeous journal you`ve started! I have a thing for Japanese fabric – I see I`m not alone.
    AND I also have company from your amazing creation – which arrived safely yesterday unscathed and so creative! I love how you mounted the 3 little butterflies. You did such a beautiful job. And the collage! Are you kidding me… I feel so so lucky. I`ve taken photos and will be adding it as a separate post if that`s ok with you….

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Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts here...it means a lot to me and I appreciate your visit very much oxo

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