I made Connie a little envelope wildflower journal for Christmas. It has photos of the wildflowers we've seen on our many hikes together. This is my second attempt at making a little journal using 2-1/2" x 4" colored envelopes. The first one was for my granddaughter's 19th birthday here.
The cover of this one is also fastened with silk ribbon, buttons and beads. This time I slipped some extra photos under the ribbon.
The pages contain stickers and floral papers but tucked inside each envelope . . .
. . . is a photo of a wildflower--this a Painted Trillium--with the date written on the back.
I alternated green and yellow envelopes. Tucked in this one is a photo of White Hepatica.
At the beginning I tried inserting two pics in each envelope but the journal was way too thick and stressing the binding. But I managed to tuck in 2 here and there.
In one of the centerfold pockets I inserted a photo and seed packet of Giant Butterbur--a plant we saw at one of the gardens in Lake Placid. We were always in awe of the size of these gigantic leaves and I found some seeds online.
Page 6 Trout Lily . . .
Page 7 Red Trillium and that's it. I forgot to take photos of page 8 and the back--go figure!
On another note . . .
The World University Games are being held in the North Country including Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington and, of course, Lake Placid.
There are signs all over--How Wilmington Does Winter, How New York Does Winter, etc.
The cauldron in Lake Placid. We've been watching the games on ESPN+ :)
For my December birthday and starting January 3rd, Little Farmhouse Flowers will be delivering a bouquet of tulips every Tuesday for 6-weeks. And at the same time they will pick up our food scraps for composting. I love that idea!
That's all for now :)
Enjoy your week!
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