I thought I would show you my new note cards, which I found last night while looking for clothes at TJ Maxx. It was the only box of initial note cards there so I was glad it was "J" for Julie, originally Julia, named after my sweet lovely Grandma Julia.
I am a sucker for note cards and stationery, and have to restrain myself from buying more than I will actually use. Like Carmen of "Strawberries and Champagne," I love journals - lined or unlined, cloth or paper covers - but definitely decorative. I also adore those little notebooks with the elastic or snap closures, just right for carrying in a purse. I like all the photo albums, the "to do" lists and the address books, be they decorated with floral or vintage designs, famous art reproductions or original artwork, photos of foreign scenery or towns, collage or nature patterns. In short, I am a goner for all paper products. Last night I also found a cool paper accordion portfolio to store all those papers and little notes that have been stacked in wobbly towers on my computer and hard drive.
I don't know why I went into TJ Maxx for clothes; they never have anything in my size. But elsewhere I did find a beautiful emerald green blouse. My eyes are hazel, but when I wear a green blouse my eyes turn green. I also found a beautiful, floaty, lavender, green and white over blouse with a white tank top.
It is hard for me to find nice clothes in my size, especially since I have fore sworn cotton tops, as much as I like them. Because I am such a schlubbuh (spelling?), as my German friends call me, I am always spilling food down my front, so I need something that is stain proof. I also refuse to dress like a dowdy matron!