Archive for August 2010

Highlights of LetterNews

There are two feature stories in this month’s edition of LetterNews, the e-newsletter for Letters & Journals. If you don’t get the newsletter that was sent out Monday, August 30, you can read the articles on the website. The first article, by Debra Illingworth Greene, is ‘Lost and Found: A Journal Story‘ which tells the…

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A Circle Journal Notebook

My niece, Mary, and I began this circle journal notebook in Nov. 2003. The book began with me posting current photos of us on the opening page and then I wrote her a note on the following page that began: Dear Mary, I hope you had a nice Halloween.   Mary, age 8, wrote back…

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Letters & Journals Blog Moving

Big changes are happening with the Letters & Journals blog! After 16 months on the blogger platform, I’ve decided to move it to the L&J website so that the blog and website can be the same. I was hesitant at first since I’m so comfortable with the layout and functions on the Google blogger, but…

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Planning a Visit to the National Postal Museum

We are planning a trip to DC in September and we have it on our itinerary to visit the National Postal Museum. I’ve been reading some interesting blog posts about it and am very excited to spend a good half day there- meeting other interested folks, seeing the history of the postal service, getting story…

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Our Newest Family Member

Meet Ben, our new family member. He’s a one year old Lhasa Apso mix. We got him from the local humane society. I love to take him for walks and watch him chase butterflies and  grasshoppers. Very cute. So even though this post is not about letters or journals or the magazine, I just wanted…

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August Stationery Giveaway

There are some great stationery items in the monthly giveaway at Letters & Journals for those signed up for the monthly e-newsletter LetterNews. Since June we have signed up 300 stationery lovers! Ciak leather journal from Journaling Arts.com Crane thank you notes, J. Herbin glass pen and a bottle of Lierre Sauvage (green) ink, Sakura…

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A Typewritten Note

Some of you asked to see what the cursive font looks like on my new typewriter. I typed up a small sample, but the ribbon is not very fresh so the words are faint. I have joined a typewriter group on yahoo to learn a little bit more about this hobby and to decide if…

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Typewriter $4

This lovely typewriter was a $4 find at a garage sale. I haven’t had a typewriter for years, but lately I had been intrigued by them from following Strikethru‘s blog and purchasing her zine ‘Silent Type: A Retrotech Journal.‘  I also recently received the typewritten ‘Thank You‘ note from Lily that I blogged about. The…

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July Stationery Winner

This set of note cards from Hotshoe Cards is one of the seven items in this month’s stationery giveaway that was won by Valerie F. An email has been sent to Valerie notifying her of her good fortune. Valerie has one week from today to contact me with her mailing information. If she doesn’t respond,…

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