Love Letters

Who doesn’t enjoy a Love Letter once in a while from their soulmate. Back in my day, we wrote notes and letters. I married my HS sweetie, and still have notes we wrote back and forth in HS. I also have letters we wrote when we would be apart after we married. Was so fun to find and read years later what as young people we wrote to each other. Silly sometimes, and serious other times. They are priceless to me.

In today’s world of technology, we can still write love letters via email or text messges. Just print them off, and one day in the future, you’ll have them to look back at your young self.


Sweet Goodbyes

It’s dark now, the kids have gone. As I look around the room, remnants remain of evidence they came ~ toys lay on the floor that won’t be played with anymore. Kids grow, they move away, but now and then they come again.

The rooms lighten up again with laughter and busyness. Toys are brought out for grandbabies to play, the giggles are delightful.

Time is up, bags are packed and off they go again ~ taking with them our hugs and well wishes.

If only kids could stay, but they’ve grown and must go on their way to the adult life they’ve made. We smile with pride and say good-bye as our Love goes out the door.

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Digiscrap ~ Serene

Latest layout. Having some fun with colors, and photos today. I use Adobe Photoshop Elements figuring out how to do the layouts, and make the elements since I don’t draw. Wish I did. I so envy those that can pick up a pencil and sketch or paint on a canvas.

Give me feedback to let me know if you’d like to have the kits for the layouts. Just contact me, and I can give the link.

Thanks for visiting


Razzy barks hi…

Few More Digi Layouts w/Free Layout

I’m offering the purple beauty as a freebie. Download is below.

I’m no artist, but I’m trying to learn how to make original layouts. I have worked with one group that taught different ways to paint to use in hybrid scrapbooking and then transport to digital. That way, if I make them original, I have a right to give my layouts away. So many that I have downloaded from sites are so beautiful, but with a personal license they only allow parts of their work for personal use only, and not for display on websites, etc. Have to read their terms of use very carefully so not stepping on copyright laws. Can get sticky.

Anyway, kits that I make will be given away with permission to personal use, but also to display on your website if you choose. The only stipulation is that my layout cannot be displayed as is, only the parts in the kit. They can be recolored, reimagined, or as is in your layout. They cannot be sold unless request commercial license permission. Any questions, let me know.

Down load link is HERE

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As we say good-bye to February, have a great last day and an awesome March. Here’s hoping it comes in like a lamb and stays that way. I’m so ready for Spring, and no more snow.


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Wee Bit of Crafts to Keep Busy

Crocheted wash cloths. Made with 100% cotton, and so soft. Had never made them before, but fun to make, and make a great gift.

The soap is melt and pour, and fun to add your own fragrances. To make the soap packet, I printed the Soap monogram, punched the top with a cute punch. Then I sewed it around on three edges, inserted the soap and punched through both layers, and intered a pin with taps to close. Eventually, I would like to make the soap as lye soap, but truthfully, does scare me a bit to work with it.

Cute pins that you can make with a simple square of fabric. Look cute to accessorize a purse or headband, etc.

Would love to see what you’ve been crafting. Leave a link in the comments or contact me so I can come visit. Enjoy visiting others who love crafting.


Furry Friends

What better way to showcase your furbaby than with a scrap book page, even if it is only digital. You can use the items from my kit, transform them however you like, and frame it or just print out. Free kit file can be downloaded HERE.

Mine contains photos of my furbaby, Razzy.

Razzy entertains me and keeps me from going stir crazy during these Covid virus months.Sometimes though, the ins and outs of the day, I admit, drive me a bit crazy. Even in all this snow, he wants to stay out, and doesn’t realize how small he is and how soon those paws would freeze.

Can’t wait for this kind of weather, and he can play all he wants.

Have a great Thursday, and week end coming up. Thanks for visiting Peabea’s Potpourri. If you use the digital kits that I share, would love to see them. Just drop me a link to my email or comment below so I can come visit if you share them online.


How’s The Knitting Going…

Well, bit frustrating as a newby knitter. Have always done crochet since a child, but knitting….that’s a different animal. Started simple couple years ago learning the stitches. Well, some stitches. Made a couple hats. And then started a few shawls, and scarfs. Had to learn to read their directions.

Started this one over year and half or so ago. This is early picture, I’ve moved on with it, but then I just left it sit. Picked it up again last week. My stumbling block with this one is I either knit too tight and when I have to knit two together, hard time squeezing under to pick up the stitch. This might take a while, and I may need a longer circle needles.

Does anyone ever really use a shawl? I never, ever have, but thought this one so pretty.

Also, found this awesome site for The Casting On Couch who does some awesome knitting. I followed her to try to learn the cable stitches. Very confusing, and I will not say how many times I had to tear out and start over. Great tip I eventually learned though, was to sew a different color thread across the work as I go so if I have to tear out, can tear out to that point, and not all the way. This pattern was free from her at the time, but I did end up buying it so I’d have it instead of what I’d written as I watched the video.

Another tip I learned was to make some pretty markers rather than the inital plastic circles I’d bought.

So that’s my knitting adventure as we head into colder weather in my part of the world, and with staying home as much as I can while we still are enduring this dreaded pandemic. Might go back to making a few more hats.

What crafts have you been up to or books you’ve been reading. Or just some ways you’re keepting busy.

~smiles ‘n giggles~


Bye Bye September

October arrived with a cold, rainy day of weather only in the low 50’s, and some 30’s at night. So far since Fall arrived, Fall has not been Fall. The weather people say the weather is more like November so then I’m wondering if November will now be December. I’m not ready. I want a do over of Spring and Summer already, and the cooler weather seasons are just beginning. If I could be a jet-setter, I’d be heading to the countries where Spring is beginning. Spring here, and then Spring there. Best of both worlds.

But, I’m gathering the Fall decorations, lighting some candles, and having some cocoa. Can’t fight Mother Nature even if she is a little off keel right now.


~hug~ ♥♡


Have a great day

If Only In My Mind


Missing You 💔 

 The beauty that surrounds me happens slowly with time stitching together all the colors The hues The glows That make up a wonderful life If only in My Mind

The curtains blow
The songs sound
The instruments play
The children laugh
If only for a day, they have set my heart aglow 
This thing we built 56 years ago
The musician, the man
The individual being that is so worn now
The weary tired lines
The pain he ignores
The one and only that I’ve adored 
It can’t go on
It can’t continue
But each minute, I carry within me
The beauty, the glow that surrounds me
If only in My Mind

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