Tell me now, do you think that I've got a problem? My family do! Here is the view of 'my corner' and yet again I seem to have a tower of Country Livings & Period Living & Traditional Homes! I came about these when I got into conversation (that's something I do alot of, with strangers, conversation, so everything can take a while when you're out with me!) with a lady at Ludlow Antique & Flea Market. She had piles of Shooting magazines and I asked if that was all she had. "What are you looking for?" she asked. "Country Livings?" said me with fingers crossed.
It happened that she had many. Many of the newer ones that between 1999 - 2003 that I haven't kept myself as it was before I started my Inspiration books. You know, I've not talked much about my faith on my blog, but I do have a faith and I always find that I am blessed in just the right way. I think God knew that those were the magazines I wanted and he gave them to me. Small, little blessings that mean a lot. Like the parking place, the lilac striped pillowcase, the vintage cup and saucer in my favourite pattern and the Coldplay tickets I usually seem to get what I really would like, not always but sometimes. God seems to know my little wants, the unimportant things.
The small library of inspiration books are growing fast. I use plain hard backed books and cover them with old embroideries and fabrics. They are food for my soul. I get such a feeling of bliss and wellbeing when I handle them and look through them. Yes, I even find it easy to cut up my Country Livings etc as the pictures look so much better in my books, they really do. They are intensely personal and I thoroughly recommend starting one. You will love it, and if you do please tell me how you keep your own books/files, I would love to know.
I expect that you don't have a small tower that is in danger of squashing a cat or 2 if it is toppled. The tower will have to stay for a while as I am to into my granny-square blanket to do anything else. More on my blanket soon but I must go and straighten the pile before they all come back from school and a squashed cat could be a reality!