Friday, February 29, 2008

Blessings Friday: Leap Year and a Gift

It’s Leap Year today. According to folk legend, “In the English speaking world, it is a tradition that women may propose marriage only on leap years” (Wikipedia).

As a young girl, my school had two Sadie Hawkins dances during a leap year, one around Feb. 29 and again on Sadie Hawkins Day in November. Although we weren’t proposing marriage, this is when tradition held that we invited a boy to accompany us to the dance. It always terrified me; I was terribly shy.


Source: Wikipedia

Look at this great composition book cover the ever-so fabulous Calamity Kim made for me.



She put so much thought into each and every detail. Just the act of writing in this book is like a celebration of words and life. And when I run out of pages, I can merely insert a new blank book—love that!



Have a joyous weekend celebrating the beginning of March and the promise of Spring!

22 comments:

Rosie's Whimsy said...

That is the cutest journal cover! I used to make book totes like that but I never put so much detail into them. Fabulous! So creative! I am gushing :-) Rosie

de vliegende koe said...

The journal cover is too cute. So much details to admire! Take care!

elizabeth said...

my goodness, you're handwriting is so pretty.

Pat said...

Such a dear, dear, gift! Beautiful work, Calamity Kim! I love the appliques and the ribbons and all the trims. I know you'll enjoy it June!

Rosemary said...

Very cute Junie!!
Have a great weekend!
Rosemary

Diana said...

What a special gift and your handwriting is beautiful as well!

Lynn said...

That sadie hawkins photo is hilarious. What a beautiful gift from Kim! Have a great weekend June!

Oh I got your note about the coupon holder instructions, thanks!! I ended up driving by a Joann's yesterday on the way to something else, so I stopped by and got a copy too.

Elaine Thomas said...

What a wonderful book cover. Great detail on this. Hey wanted to let you know that i tagged you so stop my my page to get the details. Smiles, Elaine

Storybook Woods said...

Kim made you the most scrumptious book. oxoxoxo Clarice

a pink-bee said...

So sweet and cute :)
Have a happy weekend :)
crystal
oxox

MammyT said...

I like the idea of the re-usable cloth covers. I've done journals that were very nice, but when they are filled, it's over. This is good.
Nancy

Kari & Kijsa said...

That is truly adorable...she is so talented!

Have a blessed weekend!

smiles, kari & kijsa

Carol said...

Great gift!

Gumbo Lily said...

Oh! I just love that lady with the butterfly net trying to catch her a "good speciman." The journal is sweet too.

Jody

calamitykim said...

hey Junie Moon- Your handwriting really is lovely! I am glad that you like it- I was going to make a fabric postcard and it just got too big! I had to keep explaining it to my Mom- she thought it was pretty useless! She didn't understand why you would want to cover a composition book- I am so glad to be home!xxxooo calamity

African Kelli said...

what a wonderful gift! I just love it.

Randi said...

What a cute journal!

Yummers! said...

I remember the Sadie Hawkin's dances... such fun!!

The notebook cover looks so interesting. I'll have to go back and see if clicking on it enlarges it... to see the details. Fun, fun, fun!!

It's Monday and I'm surprised not to see a blog. You're so regular. Are you OK?? I hope this finds you well.
Hugs to you,
Joni

Inspired Tokens said...

I love the journal cover...I tell you that Calamity Kim is soooo very clever!

albertapostcards said...

What a great memory prompt June. I had forgotten about Sadie Hawkins. I can remember the Sadie Hawkins dances a couple times at school -- I was tortuously shy to even consider asking a fellow in those days! What a really lovely journal cover, with so much detail. What a lovely gift from the heart.

Diane

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Oh it is FABULOUS! I love CalamityKim--and her wonderful creations!
Smiles, Karen

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Oh that's marvelous! Love how you thanked Kim on the very first page.