Wednesday, December 29, 2010

WOYWW: New Year, New Journal

Here is my desk this morning,
after I made an entry into my journal.
As you can see, I am of the
push-back-and-pile school!

It is a good time to look back through the year
and count our blessings!
I have many, many blessings!
Family, friends, community.
The fact that I can think, remember, create,
walk by myself, breathe without a ventilator....
oh, too many to count!

I also count you, those who visit
and take the time to comment,
friends I've made,
and who inspire and encourage!
Sooo many blessings! My heart is full!

I know the new year, 2011,
will also bring an abundance of blessings,
challenges too!

And I have to prepare a new journal
to write them all down, for the current one
is down to its last page!
So below is my new journal.

I sewed signatures on to a piece of leather,
then glued the leather on to a cover
of a 2010 calendar after removing the springs.
Then on to the good part,
embellishing the cover.

See other desks and projects
on Julia's every Wednesday Blog party!


  1. Beautful journal. Very best wishes for the New Year & your new journal. Happy crafting. Gez.xx

  2. Amen sister!
    I'm a push and pile girl myself... ; )
    Love the new journal and your last journal page!
    Take it easy

  3. Love the new journal - happy new year to you, dear sister!


  4. What a beautiful journal for a new year! Many blessings to you in 2011! Happy New Year! #4

  5. You finished your journal! Your new one looks amazingly fantastic! I can't imagine the wonderful things you'll be able to enter! Happy New Year!

  6. Beautiful journals you have there and lovely keepsakes too.
    Have a happy ,healthy new year
    hugs judex5

  7. The "push-back-and pile" method works for me Gorgeous journal!

    Thanks for the peek and sharing, hugs Marjo #10

  8. Push and pile people of the world unite! What a fabulous desk. Your journal is amazing. In fact, all your work is beautiful and inspiring. Thank you so much for sharing.

    Have a wonderful New Year.
    cheers, rachel #15

  9. Yay to the push and pile! Love the journal!

  10. Nice new journal to start the new year off! Thanks for sharing your space with us.

    I'm #20 on the WOYWW list this week. Stop by for a visit when you get a chance.

    Happy *almost* New Year!

  11. Journals are my weakness, and yours are beautiful. There is nothing like the satisfaction of a fat completed journal and the beauty of a new pristine set of pages.

    Happy New Year, and happy journalling! Thanks for the peek at your pages.

    Bernie #17 (Fellow Push N Piler!)

  12. Lovely stuff and like your style...everything out at once !!

  13. A beautiful journal and it reinforces how much we all should give thanks for what we have and what has been given to us on a daily basis. Have a lovely new year.
    Sandra #29

  14. Lovely pages and push back and pile doesn't stop you creating so go for it!
    Happy 2011
    JoZarty x

  15. Great new journal, maybe i'll get around to doing one for myself next year!
    Happy WOYWW and wishing you a very happy new year
    hugs Minxy #33

  16. Lovely journal
    Happy New year to you and yours

  17. Hope your 2011 journal is full of joyous occasions.


  18. Ooooh, I have a datebook I need to cover - thanks for the inspiration. Happy New Year. S #48

  19. Beautiful Journal. Wishing you a Happy Creative 2011. Carol

  20. What a lovely journal. It's lovely to record your feelings and count your blessings!!

    Happy 2011 to you.

  21. Of course I love the journal, and I really like that you explained how you made it. I have been looking back over all the journal pages. This is one super art journal.

    I read about your MIL. I'm so sorry. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy.

    I hope 2011 brings more happiness, less sorrow, good health, and a continued art journey that inspires. I know you inspire me. Happy New Year.

  22. I think we all do the push back until you have space as some point. Happy New Year. #64

  23. I love this new journal, New Year This seems like a perfect start!
    Amber #1

  24. Push the pile is my way of cleaning; its the best. ;)
    Happy New Year.
    Carole #62

  25. Your new journal is beautiful and just screaming out to be used. I so agree that we are blessed in so many ways and I wish you and yours a Very Good New Year. Elizabeth #57

  26. Lovely old and new journals... Wonder if you write every day???
    Happy new year

  27. Beautiful journal! I belong to the push and pile camp too :D. TFS!


  28. What a gorgeous journal.
    Happy final WOYWW for 2010 and Happy 2011!
    Susan #13

  29. What a wonderful keepsake: your 2010 journal! And a lovely one to start the new year with... Wishing you a healthy, creative year ahead! *smile*
    Thx for visiting!

  30. My kind of desk!

    Except I'm up to the wall so if I need to push back any more I need a longer desk!

    Love your journal.

  31. Loving the way you design your journal entries, instead of just writing! Very creative!

    Hope you have a wonderful New Year!

    Thanks for the peek!
    Tracey #86 :D

  32. Beautiful Journal!

    Happy WOYWW and Happy New Year
    Sam xx #14

  33. Oh great journal Patsy. I wish you continued blessings and really look forward to my weekly peek into your HeART works. Happy New Year.

  34. A finished journal. I am afraid I would not be so dedicated. Good for you. The new one is beautiful. #75

  35. End of one beautiful journal and onto another one - thanks for a sharing and have a great New Year ~ Nicky 38

  36. lovely journal!!! you always inspire with your works!

  37. Nice little desk and some amazing journals. They are very colourful and look mega-interesting.
    Sue xx 67


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