They say the Cobbler's children go unshod, and so it goes and has always gone. In this  house, the Cabinet Maker's family is certainly daily amidst unfinished home projects (including un-get-to-able books in boxes for the better part of a year awaiting a library...) Here Peg and Awl wins. BUT there has always been one thing that when without leaves me miserable. So this Bookbinder's family is ALWAYS with journals. And for a supremely happy birthday for me, I built myself a new journal and covered it with a vintage black jacket and some antique leather spats (with buttons) that we found in a Paris Flea Market a few years back. (AND Walter took us to Williamsburg VA this past weekend)

Happiness abounds.