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Spencerian Script / Re: Spencerian Signature
« on: May 21, 2024, 03:50:41 PM »
My husband has a harder time reading my copperplate, and I don’t do much flourishing.  There is one small flourish I use in front of my capital stem that he has commented on in particular.  He says it makes the letter look like a “y” and is confusing.  Once he said that I could see what he meant.  I do agree that it is sort of what you are used to seeing as to how easy it is to read.

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I leave mine in also…they always seem so hard to get in and out that I feel I do more damage then good if I am always taking them out.  It also may be a tad bit of laziness on my part!

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Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Blooming Landscaping
« on: April 28, 2024, 04:08:22 PM »
So beautiful!!!  Our daffodils did great this year.  We are a little behind you weather wise. My peonies are up, but not ready to bloom yet.  The redbud trees are everywhere and in full glory right now. ( Although we don’t have one). Every day the tree leaves are opening more and more….every thing is so green right now!

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Coffee & Nib-bles / Re: Total Eclipse
« on: April 12, 2024, 04:25:47 PM »
Both of you guy’s pictures are great.  It was truly an amazing day!

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Coffee & Nib-bles / Re: Total Eclipse
« on: April 11, 2024, 09:01:21 AM »
Oh my goodness was it! I put in for the day off work back in 2017 when I first heard we would be in totality on April 8 2024!!!  I was not going to miss it… although I have since retired.  I do live in northwest Ohio and we had 2 minutes of totality.  My sister had over 3 minutes.  The whole week leading up to it was very rainy, but Monday was perfect.  Wispy clouds and low 70’s.  The best weather of the year. 

Totality happened at around 15:10.  In the minutes leading up to it everything looked eerie, like before bad weather is approaching.  When totality happened it got very dusky.  Part of the sky was very dark, and there was a beautiful orange “ sunset” along part of the horizon.  The air got noticeably cooler, and a breeze kicked up.  We also noticed some moths fluttering around.  The corona around the Sun was much larger than I expected and we were able to see one of the little nuggets of brightness at the bottom of the sun (I forget what they called those). It was so cool!  We also could see 2 planets.

The difference between partial and totality was huge…in fact the news stations were telling people that live in Sylvania ( a suburb right outside Toledo) to drive into Toledo because Sylvania was just outside totality and they would miss so much.

I am making a scrapbook to be opened in 2099 when our house will be in the middle of the path of totality!  Everyone that came to watch at our house wrote a page in it, and I will have my other daughters also write in it.  I will definitely be an expensive oblique penholder by then, but hopefully my grandsons will be there to see it…and possibly my younger daughters ( considering I have a great aunt that is 107 years old, and another that lived to be 105)!

This was rather windy, but I loved it so much.  If you ever get a chance to see it, it is definitely worth it !

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Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Historic photo
« on: April 08, 2024, 08:12:56 AM »
My grandmother was also left handed but made to write with her right hand.

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Coffee & Nib-bles / Total Eclipse
« on: April 03, 2024, 07:50:27 PM »
Who else is in the zone of totality for the solar eclipse on Monday?  P.S.  Horrors….I realized as I was posting this that I spelled Eclipse incorrectly!!!

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Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Happy Valentine's Day
« on: March 29, 2024, 08:58:47 AM »
Gosh!  That is just crazy.  I did receive your exchange letter, and I’m pretty sure it was before Valentines Day.  It took four months for me to receive an envelope from Africa a few years back, but when I emailed the sender that I had received it, she said that was pretty good timing for her neck of the woods!  That is a lot more understandable than what just happened to you.  It is sort of taking the fun out of sending nice envelopes.

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Show & Tell / Re: My Copperplate book – now in English
« on: March 09, 2024, 08:50:16 PM »
Ordered!  Can’t wait to get it!

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I have also received all of the snail mail…surprisingly 3 came together in one day.  All I can say is Wow Wow Wow!  They were all so unique and lovely and perfect.  It is so interesting to see how everyone interprets the theme.  I have always enjoyed and learned so much from these exchanges.  Motivation to keep pushing myself!  Thank you all so much!!!

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Absolutely beautiful!!!

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Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Christmas goodies
« on: December 09, 2023, 04:00:49 PM »
I’d love to get just one of anything from that stocking!!!….but, come to think of it, a lump of coal. (Inkstick) wouldn’t be bad either!!  Merry Christmas!

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Everyday Handwriting | Penmanship / Re: Cursive is back
« on: November 28, 2023, 10:38:51 AM »
Awww….I love that final paragraph!  I think I feel that way too!

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Wowza!  They are all so beautiful….to pick a favorite???  Today I pick March, as I am partial to green…but I could argue any of them as my favorite!  Very very nice job!

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Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Happy Halloween
« on: November 13, 2023, 06:44:53 PM »
Yea!!  Mine finally arrived today!  Even more impressive in person!  Mail seems really slow in my neck of the woods. I’m still eagerly awaiting one more card!  To all in my envelope exchange, all the envelopes and cards were really fun and so very beautiful!  Thank you!

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