Archive for April 2011

Edward Gorey #7

Edward Gorey has a wonderfully comic way of expressing himself as he displays in this illustration with men wearing skirts. I haven’t decided yet who this card should go to. Certainly someone with a fine sense of humor and an appreciation of the more subtle things in life, such as men with mustaches wearing long…

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Website Maintenance 4/26/11

The web host for Letters & Journals is planning to do some server maintenance on Tuesday, April 26, 2011, so the site will be inaccessible for most of the morning. This blog is separate and will not be affected. I’ll wait until after the maintenance to schedule the next blog posting. I’m also working on…

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Showing Off My Pen & Pencil Box

A friend of ours, Harvey Christiansen, is a talented woodworker. So when I needed a new place to store my favorite pens and pencils I went to Harvey with an old cigar box that was about the size I was looking for and asked if he could make a pen and pencil box. He made…

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Natonal Stationery Show 2011

I have been busy making plans to attend the National Stationery Show (NSS) in New York May 15-18, 2011. This will be the fourth time I’ve attended and I’m just as excited as ever.  I’m already made up the outline of an itinerary with some highlights of events that I know I will be attending.…

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April is National Card and Letter Writing Month

If you need a reason to write a letter, then let me remind you that April is National Card and Letter Writing Month. Many of the people who follow this blog are already letter writers and need no outside impetus to propel their actions in this regard. But for those who need to be enticed,…

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Preparations for the 100-mile Garage Sale

There is an annual 100-mile garage sale in southeastern MN that follows Highway 61 from Red Wing to Winona as well as parts of Wisconsin.  The sales takes place over Mother’s Day weekend. Last year my girlfriend, her sister and mother went and had fun loading up the truck, visiting with the friendly small town…

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Craft & Tell Winners

Just a quick post to announce the two winners of the Craft & Tell sponsored by Elmers and X-Acto. Congratulations to: Brooke left a comment on 3/31 on the main website. The Pen Thief left a comment on the blog on 3/29.  Ladies, please send me your info so I can send it on! Thanks!…

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Edward Gorey #6

This is one of my favorite Edward Gorey postcards, ‘Bibliophile with cats‘. As you can tell by the date in the calendar below, I am a few weeks behind on my Gorey postcard updates, so I’d better get this in the mail. I’m sure I won’t have a problem finding a reader and cat lover…

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April Stationery Giveaway

Welcome to the listing of all of the prizes that will be awarded to one lucky winner of the Letters & Journals monthly giveaway. We partner with stationery sponsors who contribute prizes in exchange for promotional mentions and additional exposure through the Letters & Journals website, Twitter and Facebook. Tilia Press is a new sponsor…

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