Thursday, September 25, 2014

~Calligraphy Class & Birthday Dinner and Simple & Sweet Fridays #134~

I finally signed up for a calligraphy class I've been wanting to take.
I took a course at a college nearby years ago 
and wanted a refresher class.
I heard from a friend, Paper Tales had a class.
So, I signed up our daughter, Carly and her friend, Leeanne to go with me.
It was a birthday present for Leeanne!
There's something about using a pen and ink,
I love it!!
Lots of fun girls in the class.
Carly enjoyed learning something new.
April Joy taught the class. 
If you haven't taken a calligraphy class,
she's the best teacher!
It's always fun learning a new technique.
April gave us practice sheets and went over how to hold your pen and write on a slant.

Practice is the Key!!

I found some old pens and colored ink that I had from the college calligraphy class.
Can't wait to try more calligraphy!
Calligraphy on colored paper,
Happy Fall!
Thank You April for a fun class!!
Paper Tales 
3960 W.Point Loma Boulevard 
San Diego
CA 92110

Ph: 619 222 2510

Tuesday was my birthday and Stan made me a wonderful dinner.
He gave me the best present.

We're going to England to visit 
our daughter, Katie and her boyfriend, Harry.
Carly and Justin are going too!
As you can see by the photo, I haven't been there since 1972.
I'm so excited!
We are also going to Paris for 3 days.
What a wonderful birthday present.
I'm beyond thrilled!
We're still going to have the Simple & Sweet Party next week.
Hopefully with some photos of our trip.
So hope you can join us!!

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  1. It's always such a thrill to be featured on your gorgeous blog Jody xxx

  2. Jody and Stan,
    Congrats on your upcoming trip and Happy Birthday, Jody!!
    Thanks so much for the feature!! I will be giving you a Shout Out on Google + and in my next post!!
    Also thanks for the party each week!!


  3. One of my fave hobbies..what fun..You are so good!

    Happy is all I can say about how spoiled you are:)

    And love that pic of you in 72:) the others also..but flashbacks are so much fun~

  4. Great Party and thanks for featuring my dresser!

  5. Happy, Happy Birthday!
    Your calligraphy class looks incredible.
    Thanks so much for sharing . . . and hosting!
    Have a wonderful weekend,

  6. Belated Happy Birthday, and I wish I was going to London and Paris too!!!!! Have a wonderful time, but I don't know how you couldn't! Thanks for the party!

  7. I've always loved calligraphy and thought that I would enjoy a class. I may look into that in our area. You look like you have mastered it already, Jody. Beautiful. Happy Birthday to you. What an amazing gift. Your daughter must be excited that you are all going to visit. Have fun planning. Hugs, Deb

  8. Happy birthday and thanks for the feature... neat idea for the class.... my handwriting gets worse every year! xxx...

  9. I think calligraphy is just the most beautiful writing in the world, Jody. Too bad that they don't teach beautiful cursive in schools any longer. :( You did a pretty darned good job!! Happy birthday to you, girlie! Your trip sounds utterly beyond exciting!!!! When are you going?? Be sure to take us all with you and take lots of pics for us! :)

    xoxo laurie

  10. That's AWESOME NEWS about your birthday present trip, whoo hoo!

    Your calligraphy is sooooo much better than mine. Ugh. I gave away my ink and pens I was so frustrated.

    Would love to take a class- I was just trying to learn on my own and it was a disaster. Keep practicing, you are really talented! Thanks for sharing such a fun time with us.

    Happy belated birthday hugs, Jody!

  11. I have always wanted to take a calligraphy class! You do beautiful work! There is just nothing so nice as seeing something with beautiful lettering on it.

    Congrats on your upcoming trip. That is really exciting!!!! GREAT birthday present- xo Diana

  12. Wow Jody, what an amazing birthday present! Was Stan able to keep it a surprise? Lucky gal!
    Thanks for hosting the party again this week and blessings to you,

  13. Happy Happy Birthday, Jody! All the very best! What an amazing birthday gift from your sweet hubby!

    Yummy features, beautiful calligraphy, and pretty fall decor!

    Wishing you a wonderful trip! Thanks so much for hosting and have a lovely weekend!


  14. Hi Jody, I love your calligraphy, how fun to take a class. Happy Birthday and what an amazing birthday gift! How lucky to be going to England and have a wonderful time.

  15. Wow, and Wow, oh and did I say wow? Happy birthday! love the calligraphy and what a lovely surprise trip. Thank you for hosting and happy weekend wishes! xo

  16. What a wonderful birthday and gift! Enjoy your trip!

  17. I love trying calligraphy also . I bought several pens years ago and I mark my storage boxes in calligraphy anyway I try to mark them in fancy calligraphy writing.
    Happy Birthday and I guess you are thrilled about your trip to England and Paris OMGosh, I hope you get to shop a lot at flea markets?

  18. Have a wonderful trip! A fabulous gift too! Thanks for hosting.
    I love calligraphy and always try to write with a pretty handwriting.

  19. Have a super trip! Love the calligraphy. Thanks for the party.

  20. The calligraphy class looks super fun! Thanks for hosting.

    Sarah @ Backwoods Babies

  21. Belated Happy Birthday!

    Would love to find a calligraphy class- looked like you had fun!

    Thanks for hosting. See you next week.


  22. What fun times, Jodi! I love calligraphy, and I too, need a refresher course. Happy belated birthday--looks like Stan did an amazing job. And congrats on your travels. I so want to visit London and Paris. I didn't realize you were in San Diego. I am in Ventura County, and yes, this cool weekend was a godsend to this crazy hot, humid summer of endless air conditioning!

  23. Love the calligraphy, beautiful work. Have a great trip Stan and Jody!

  24. Jody, I was driving down the street yesterday and realized I hadn't looked at your blog in awhile. Isn't that weird?! I'm going backwards now.

    A calligraphy class would be so much fun especially with girlfriends (or a daughter). I'll have to see if something like that is available at Hobby Lobby.

    A trip for your birthday is awesome!!


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