Did you miss me?
Did you even notice I was gone?!!
No particular reason for my lack of blogging …….just busy with life.
But it feels good to be back 🙂
For this week’s Show and Tell, I want to share several things.
First one of my favourite childhood books What Katie Did? by Susan M Coolidge
Here is a brief synopsis from Amazon
Katy Carr is untidy, tall and gangling and lives with her brothers and sisters planning for the day when she will be ‘beautiful and beloved, and amiable as an angel’. An accidental fall from a swing seems to threaten her hopes for the future, but Katy struggles to overcome her difficulties with pluck, vitality and good humour.
and then share what I discovered in a second hand book shop in Bushmills
I was really pleased to find them – and they don’t make cover art like that anymore!!
Again, here is the summary of these two books on Amazon
What Katy Did at School and What Katy Did Next continue the story of the high-spirited and rebellious American girl, Katy Carr, and her family, who first appeared in What Katy Did. What Katy Did at School is a compelling tale of the intrigues of life at the New England girls boarding school which Katy attends. Her trials and adventures are all interwoven with a sense of fun and gently ironic good humour. What Katy Did Next describes a tour by Katy of Europe as she evolves from the child of earlier books into a spirited young woman, and brings to a satisfying close this delightful trilogy.
In the shop I also bought a handful of vintage christmas cards, old postcards and a belated birthday card (seems forgetting birthdays is nothing new!)
This is the text from the card.
I’m sorry I missed your Birthday
Alarm clocks ringing in the morning
Tell us that it’s time to wake
How I wish they would give us warning
For our birthday calls to make,
But though this happy greeting
Is so late, it’s yet sincere
And brings my loving wishes
For your joy throughout the year.
Tomorrow is the second and final transfer test for my eldest daughter, and apparently also the final 11 plus exams ever to be held in Northern Ireland. We just need to wait now for the government to hurry up and let those of us with younger children know what the replacement will be.
I have been busy with some work for my J M Digital Designs business and here is a heritage layout I made for a customer’s father. The photo is of him working on a farm here in Co Antrim in 1944.
And finally one of my own recent layouts
This is Josephine, my husband’s paternal grandmother. The kit I used was the lovely True Love by Lara Payton at Dusty Bear.
Have a lovely weekend, please leave a comment, and I promise to be back soon(er)!