Monday, July 2, 2012

eh: interjection

An interjection popular in Canadian speech. According to linguists, a "politeness marker." 
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Over at Just Add Water, Silly Jennifer is celebrating a little bit of everything, lol Both Canada's birthday and letting her southern neighbors slide in on the fun with our 4th of July! She is letting us choose whichever one we want to do for the Artist's Playroom challenge:
Now since I am doing a 4th of July day blog complete with an Americana project, I just couldn't help but smile at her enthusiasm for her country so I elected to do a bookmark with some maple leaf charms sewn onto a burlap ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon. I adhered the burlap ribbon onto a piece of canvas and then did a blanket stitch down both side to give it a finished look, fraying one of the ribbon and attaching charms that dangle off the top end. I happen to love the rustic charm of the burlap ribbon with the glassy charms!

Lately I've had bookmarks on my brain! I love reading again, seems I lost that aspect of my life several years ago but it has been reclaimed. When I was a young girl one of my favorite books was Gone With The Wind. And I still have it, what I didn't realize is the book is older than I am...so this must have been my mother's 8 years before I was born. That just gives me a warm feeling. :) I wouldn't dare handle the book and read it, for fear it might fall apart or get damged, but it does have a special place along with Charlie and The Chocolate Factory! lol Childhood never goes away, it just gets dusted off in remembrance!
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Like a lot of other people we are having some crazy heat and I think it even affected our local resident Phil ( the Groundhog ). Usually he is skirting the woods and I have only seen him from afar, but today he was right up under my balcony munching on the clover flowers so I able to get this closeup of his head. He has a very small pointy head considering the rest of him seems so fat large!

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Project Pinterest July 9th

21 comments:

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...Sandee your bookmark is just beautiful, I've wanted to make some bookmarks for a while now and you may have just spurred me on...Mel :)
The weather in America is such a worry right now all that heat is so dangerous, it looks awful on the news!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Beautiful bookmark and such a warm story of GWTW being your mom's book! Thanks for sharing the picture of Phil. (Is his head really small and pointy or does it just appear that way because he is so fa - large?!)

Jennifer McLean said...

OMG, Phil is so cute!! He reminds me of a ground hog we lived beside in Ottawa. He and his family lived under the HUGE pine tree in the backyard that butted against a ravene. I think, because of the severe drop off that the roots of the tree made a superlative home. We loved Oliver and Mabel and their little ones! We even sometimes threw them carrots or apples. One year we had planted a long line of new saplings about 3 feet tall along the property line. We looked out and saw Mabel directing her little ones to munch on the new green sapling wood as yummy food!! We tried to make noise and discouraged them through the summer to NOT eat our new trees! It didn't work, lol. Those little critters grew up fat and happy on our now dead little trees!! It was kinda funny the way she'd look around for us then scurry the brood outside for a snack!

Love your bookmark, thanks so much for joining and celebrating my country. You rock, eh?
Best,
Jenn

Mary Pat Siehl said...

what an awesome book mark! great job

Redanne said...

Well of course I love your bookmark, it has Canadian maple leafs on it! Can't wait to see what you are going to do on the 4th now! Love the groundhog, but he must be so hot in that coat. I hate the rain we are having here but I guess it is better than the heat you are getting. Hope it cools a bit very soon for you. A x

Neesie said...

What a clever bunny you are Sandee,
Your book mark looks delightful and the addition of the maple leaf was so clever. I've yet to think of my design for the APR this week.

I adore reading and have a few classic books that belonged to my father. He thankfully passed his love of reading to me. I have no idea how old these classic books are, but I know just how you feel about your Mother's book...they are priceless treasures.
I hope the weather isn't causing you any worries...stay cool ;D

TwinkleToes2day said...

Beautiful bookmark! I too love bookmarks and have a couple of very special ones from my mum (who is no longer with us), and a couple of amusing ones and some the kids made years ago and one I made not too long ago is here if you'd care to have a look http://www.flickr.com/photos/65345361@N02/7160176429/in/set-72157628054288164
Any constructive criticism, advice or tips on my attempts are most welcome :)
Stay safe in the heat :0)

Rita said...

Cute bookmark and what a precious old book of your mom's! Can't believe you got that close to the groundhog! Cool! :):)

May said...

I love the bookmark... Fabulous idea...great maple leafs.... A wonderful old book.. special book which is a family treasure!! Hugs May x x x

Shoshi said...

Beautiful bookmark, Sandee. Like ATCs, bookmarks can be miniature works of art! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, and I'm so glad you like my zentangled ATCs. If you want to swap ATCs with me, just email me so we can exchange addresses!

Shoshi

Terrie Purkey said...

What a novel idea (pun intended) for the APR challenge. I love the memories attached to the book and the bookmark is perfect to go with it. Jenn obviously loved your efforts to celebrate her country and I look forward to what you'll be posting tomorrow to celebrate ours. As usual, I'm loving browsing your blog.

Alice said...

wonderful! i bet this was fun to make and it turned out great! i want one :)

VonnyK said...

That is a gorgeous bookmark and such a beautiful old book. How cute is Phil, we don't have them here in Aus. We have a huge guinea pig that is just as cute :)
Von

Pat N. said...

Lovely bookmark and wonderful story. Our groundhog(s) are definitely with us. As are the many bunnies we seem to have acquired this year. They're now in different sizes from large to very small!--Pat

Tracy said...

Love the bookmarks!! I love reading books from my childhood and teenage years. I like perusing used book stores to find copies so I can enjoy them again as my Mom lives too far away for me to snag them from her house for a borrow. :) I hope you get relief from the heat. I know we won't until Sunday. They are talking triple digits which is simply unheard of in NW Ohio. :)Warmly, Tracy

see you there! said...

Great bookmark and I'm sure Jenn appreciated your honoring Canada Day. I love to read and keep a small pile of bookmarks on hand.

Darla

Gloria said...

I love your rustic and sparkly bookmark. Mr.Phil has really cute nose whiskers, unlike some men I know! LOL! It is amazing to me that GWTW was your favorite, because it is my favorite too and I always wanted to be that cute and perky and independent Scarlet, even though it cost her in the end! My other favorite is "Heidi". I always loved the fact that she slept in the attic under an opening in the roof on a bed of hay!

minnemie said...

I love that you are so tender towards the book - they are kind of like friends, aren't they! Beautiful bookmark too.

Serena Lewis said...

Beautiful bookmark, Sandee! I've never read the book but I did enjoy the movie, Gone with the Wind. It has always been a favourite of my Mums too.

I love that you have a groundhog in residence near you! Phil looks quite happy to be munching away on the clover flowers. :)

Tracey Fletcher King said...

great tribute and very cool photo of the groundhog... they look a bit like wombats... and I have a shelf of old and treasured books as well... Gone with the wind was a favourite, but I have an old edition of Swiss Family Robinson which was my treasured first real book.... glad you are finding time to read again...xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm so late in visiting, since I was gone for days on end. Glad I'm back and you tried to get in. I didn't lock my front door, so it shouldn't have been too hard.

I love that you said "Childhood never goes away, it just gets dusted off in remembrance." This was a
lovely addition to Jenn's challenge.