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"Begin at the beginning, and go on till you come to the end: then stop." -- The King of Hearts

I'm an adopted Texan. As they say, "I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could!" I post pictures and opinions as suits my mood, mostly because I can. Hooray Internet! 

So far I have three blogs here. By the Way is the oldest. I started it in 2003. I lost a couple of years to Vox because I was too lazy to bother to export when they shut down. I consider it an exercise in accepting impermanence. When I followed my husband to Singapore for his first expat assignment, I started (T)expatriate: A Southern Girl in Singapore. That covers 2010 and 2011, give or take. Next came Oslo, and (T)expat 2: Norwegian Boogaloo,  in 2012. Now I'm back home, and back on By the Way.

Pix live on Flickr. I toss links out on Twitter when I feel like it. I'm still not sure what to do with G+ but I kinda like it.

 

Scrappin' on Flickr

I finally finished stitching together the scans from Rob and Cindy's scrapbook (note to self: next scanner will handle 12x12 pages in ONE SCAN, not four) and uploaded them to flickr. The set is here: http://flickr.com/photos/txmagpie/sets/72057594086892949/

I test-drove the QOOP photo book service, and the results are nice. I ordered an 8 x 10 book of the scrapbook pages I made from our Washington DC/Pennsylvania Memorial Day trip a couple of years ago and I am pretty happy with the results. I wanted to do it on lulu.com, because they have a square book format, and it's saddle-stitched instead of perfect bound, which would mean I could take the cover off and rebind it myself, but I never could get the pdf conversion to work, so pfft. The QOOP images come out just over 6 1/2 inches square, so that's okay. And the image quality is good, so I'll live with the format. It's a tad expensive ($15 + $5 s/h for 24 pages) but it really does look nice.

Speaking of bookbinding, I've signed up to take a case binding class from Myssie Light at the Museum of Printing History early next month. It's a full two-day class and I can hardly wait.

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