Friday, August 12, 2011

The Car Show

Once a year there is a really big car show down at the fair grounds.   It is the Annual Rod & Custom Cruise-In.   It is supposed to be the premier car show in Pennsylvania.  I don't know about that but we always try to attend and see what is there.   It is so much fun to see all the cars from our youth.  Ones that our friends had in high school especially.  But it is nice to see what folks like to restore.   
Here are just a few of the cars we saw this evening.  The best of all though was that we recognized EVERY song they played over the loud speakers.  Just a little step back in time.  FUN.

Here are just a few of the cars we saw this evening.

 And finally here is the 1959 Caddy one of our friends owns.  It certainly is a BIG BOAT.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

My travel journal

Before I get on with telling you about the new journal I wanted to share this picture of a ground hog (or sometimes called a woodchuck)  that visited our yard the other day and was caught eating an apple that had probably fallen from the apple tree.  I did show this on my facebook page but if you aren't on that you still get to see it. He is much cuter than he deserves to be!

I finished a second journal using the techniques I learned in Mary Ann Moss's Full Tilt Boogie journal class.
Here it is!!

 And here are a few signatures I put in the book.  I am using mostly scrapbooking paper cause I have way too much, some journal pages from this original journal and a few water color pages.  Nothing real wild as it isn't really my style.

The 1/2 pages will get things added to them as well.  I like having different size pages.  It makes it more fun when looking through the book.  Since it is a travel journal I will be adding pictures AND brochures and the like that I pick up on the way.  And commentary of course.  This book will be started soon as I have collected up pictures and such from past journeys and they will go in first.

Although doing these journaling classes with Mary Ann Moss (Full Tilt Boogie and Remains of the Day).  I have really gotten  into book making but believe it or not I actually took a bookmaking class a number of years ago.  It was more traditional.  Only did one small book but I learned the techniques.
Here are some pictures of it.   Although it has been 15 plus years since I made it I have just left it on the shelf to "admire" but now I realize I had best start using it. 

The technique used was adding signatures and sewing them together.  Then we used heavier  paper for the cover and the tabs.  These aren't the best pics but I hope you get the idea.

  Not as "exciting" as the full tilt boogie style.  So that is why I prefer the FTB style and will probably continue to do it

Now, what kind of journal shall I do next.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

My morning visitors

It is always fun to look out in the back yard, first thing in the morning,  and see all my visitors up in the backyard.  This momma deer and her 4 little babies have come by to visit quite often, probably cause of the 4 apple trees.
  (no apple pie this year I fear)

I tried to take a couple of videos this morning.  They aren't the best but they show all the dear little deers.

They come by pretty much every day.  We do have to bring in the bird feeders at night or they would empty them too.  It is hard to believe the town is just 1 mile down the road.  And there are houses all around us.  It feels like we are out in the country when we see them although we aren't.

If you are hunting for my Tea Cup Tuesday entry.  Sorry but didn't get around to it this week.