Thursday, September 1, 2011

August and September: 3/4 of this year is over

We are three quarters of the way through this year, and I am still here, plugging away at this journal. I know some people like Kate our fearless leader, really enjoy these little snippets, but I'm just no good at writing out or printing my thoughts in a couple of inches, especially when I can type to my heart's content over pages and pages of wordiness! My completed August journal pages are a good example.


To see them better, you can tell the entire month of August was spent talking about the extreme heat and the number of record breaking days in this month of record breakers,


as well as preparing for company or having company. That's a pretty big deal for me, since I seldom have company, much less overnight guests. The birds are my attempt to show that I had guests twice this month. My guest bedroom got quite a workout!


Here are my September pages all ready to be written on. Those little squares are beckoning me, even as I resist their tiny size. I'm sure Kate at The Kathryn Wheel will see the humor in that.

22 thoughtful remarks:

voodoo vixen said...

I love your journal pages... this will be such a fabulous thing to look back on at the end of the year and a great asset when you need to remind yourself of something!!

steph said...

ahh it's September!!! Greetings from Oz my friend!!! and it's the first day of spring here...the weather is gorgeous and I'm looking forward to my little break. Happy week to you!!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Hooray for September- that means we're about three weeks from the first day of Autumn, my second favorite season!!!
How do you do those backgrounds? I love all those layers- they are gorgeous!

~*~Patty S said...

this looks like such a fun project...don't know why I didn't play too!

sure hope you get some relief from the heat...I keep saying that and KS keeps making the record books!

Happy September my friend...surely fall temps are headed your way soon!
oxo

Twiglet said...

I love these little calendar pages - I would love to do one myself - just a bit slow to get round to it. Maybe make it a New Year's resolution. This year is flying by.

Halle said...

These calendar pages are really a great way to look at what you've accomplished. I think I could even manage to write every day if it were just a short statement.

Dianne said...

you had a busy month...and each little square will bring back the memory (good or bad) of the sagas of the basement, heat and company! I applaud you for keeping up with this project, even with the challenging small size !

Margaret said...

hear hear to Patty!! I can't write to save myself so this would have been just the thing for me, a few words a day, I could do that. I've so enjoyed this project and catching up with everyones pages, you hang in there, a year long challenge is a great achievement! Mx

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

Love the layers of colour on your pages.

flutterbycrafter said...

You've been very busy, love your pages

Eileen said...

I agree, those little squares are quite challenging. You've done well, though. Love your backgrounds!

Pumpkin Delight (Kimberly) said...

I really like all your layers and the birds all over the page. Very nice!

Astrid Maclean said...

Your August pages look wonderful and I love what you did with those birds. I do know what you mean about the tiny squares though, they are a challenge, but I think you did very well with them.
September really does look inviting. Hope you will have lots of fun with it!

Sharon said...

Love August filled with black birds! We didn't really have a summer (as you could see by my calendar). You are lucky to have had all that sunshine. Now winter won't seem so long for you!

Doone said...

did I miss the record breaker? i looked close at the 31st and then thought, oh that was Wednesday

was yesterday the day that it would've broken the record then?

must go back one post

Dx

Cath Wilson said...

Cool. I'm really enjoying visiting these journals - such great variety in people's art, which is the spice of life :-) Hope it cools down soon - must be dire - we've had precious little summer here, but hey ho, we're used to it!! Have a great weekend :-)

Catherine said...

I know what you mean about finding something to write about...some days I struggled. Loving your journal pages

Nona said...

I hope you enjoyed your overnight guests! In the whoel time I've lived at my house I've only had someone sleep over once.

Janique de Suisse said...

very beautiful colors for your calendar pages !

Lynette (NZ) said...

I really like your teacups and your birds :-)

Kimberly Gruber said...

love your background, and of-coarse the birds--my favorite.
It has been crazy hot here(Austin Texas) as well. I am so tired of it. We haven't had rain and I don't know how long.

thekathrynwheel said...

Ooh I love your pages, especially the little birds. And I know what you mean about not having enough room to write - really I do! Hope it has cooled down a bit for you. Here in England, UK, we have the coolest summer for something like 30 years. I think you got our share of the sunshine! Well done for keeping up with the challenge so far - we are 8/12 complete, yay!