Mind you, it will now be an ongoing project as I try to gather up some "stuff" to fill it up. Right now it's looking pretty barren. But it's done and I'm pleased with it. It's not perfect, but my projects never are and for how long it's been since I've done anything like this, it could have turned out a lot worse.
So, of course, here are pictures...
I think I mentioned in a previous post that I had an old cookbook with these charming pictures that I thought about using to make a corner scene, where the Italy page and a facing page with an Italian recipe would be the walls. But I found I didn't want to put anything in front of the pictures or the recipe! So, I took these two pictures and put one on each side of the box. I thought about choosing Germany since I lived there for a year, but I didn't like the picture as well and who knows, I may get myself to Scandinavia!
And this last picture is where it will be in my kitchen, except I'm going to mount it on the wall to get it up off the counter. So, that's how it will look when I walk into the kitchen and I'm just real happy with it. :)
And, I guess that's it for tonight. I'm over my cold and just back to having apparently sinus issues with a drippy nose, achy teeth, and periodic headaches. But since that's how it was before my cold, I guess I can live with that.
Hope everyone has a happy weekend!
- Mary Lynne
- West Virginia
- When I started my retirement travels - the first of which was my solo overseas trip to Italy in 2009 - I wanted a way to share it with family and friends as it happened. Hence, "My Travel Journal". However I realized I wouldn't always be on a trip and wondered what to do with the blog in between times. My daughter pointed out, wisely, that travels can also include trips to the kitchen to try a new recipe, trips to visit family, trips to my neighborhood Starbucks, or a fun day trip with a friend. You're welcome to join me on any of these journeys!
P.S. I've set up separate pages for each of my major trips (see tabs above).
I recently added an "Italian Word a Day" thingie which shows up at the bottom of every page. You see the word and can click to hear it pronounced. I've been enjoying it and I think my accent is improving as time goes by.