My Massachusetts

winter drive

I have been busy selecting just the right photographs for a book to give to a friend of my mom's. Jo is battling cancer and lives in Vermont in the same complex that my mother lives in, she was born in Massachusetts and misses it so much. We always have a great chat about where she was born and when she talks about Massachusetts her eyes light up. She is unable to travel now, so I thought I would design something special for her. I selected some of my favorite photographs that I have taken over the last few years, and used Blurb as the publisher. They do a great job.

After finishing the final book this morning, and having it shipped to my mother to give to Jo, I thought I would make it available to others. My Massachusetts is simply a book of photographs. I never get tired of seeing images of this wonderful State. The book measures 7 x 7 square and is 80 pages long. It is available in soft cover, hard cover and Image wrap versions. You can click on the image on the sidebar to preview the book.

Please say a prayer for Jo.

I hope your day is a lovely one...

The song for this post is Massachusetts, sung by the Bee Gees
Kathleen Grace said...

I'll add Jo to my prayer list. The book looks wonderful, what a lovely thing to do for a friend:>)

Beverly said...

Karen this was so incredibly thoughtful of you. The books is beautiful. And, I will pray for Jo.

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

What a wonderful thing you have done for your mother's friend! I am sure she will truly treasure this. I checked out the preview, and I must say, your photos are stunning!

I had never heard of Blurb! What an awesome thing! I would love to do something like this someday!


Alison Gibbs said...

What a fabulous gift for Jo.
So sweet and thoughtful.
My thoughts will be with Jo.

MARIA said...

Jo is in my daily prayers.
God blees her!

Your book is amazing. Congratulations!!!

With love

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

We visited Old Sturbridge Village a few years ago when we visited my daughter and her family.

I LOVED it there. I'd love to see Mass. in the autumn. :)

Tara said...

Consider it done!

Cottage Rose said...

Karen; what a kind caring person you are to do this for you Moms friend. I will say a prayer for Jo. And Bless you for caring so much to make this beautiful book. Love the photos.

have a great week.


Mary Isabella said...

I will pray for your friend . This is a beautiful book . I am going to save my pennies so I can order one....Blessings to you and yours....Mary

PA Fiber Artist said...

Hi Karen,

That is so nice.

Love, Susan

M.Kate said...

Beautiful pictures Karen :D and I will pray for JO. Hugs :p

Gabriela Delworth said...

Good morning Karen,

My thoughts go to this lady...I have been Massachussets, a wonderful place...Love the music as many memories...

~ Gabriela ~

Linda said...

Hi Karen,
what a wonderful sweet idea, I'm sure that the photos will bring back many wonderful memories for Jo.
Best wishes Linda

Rhondi said...

What a lovely thing to do! Your photos are so beautiful as usual. I'll add her to my prayer list.
Hugs, Rhondi

Mo'a said...

Lovely and thoughtful idea.
My Husband is from Massachusetts, we have lived in four towns on the North Shore over the years.
We will be going to a wedding in Rockport on will be nice to be back in our beloved Massachusetts.
Jo is in my prayers.

celestina marie said...

Hi Karen, What a beautiful book you designed with your gorgeous photographs for Jo. Your talents go on and on!! She will love it! Prayers for Jo!

Thank you for stopping by my anniversary post with your kind comments. It was a blessing to me!
We had a great vacation, but it was over too fast! Pictures will be posted soon.
Big Hugs,
la rea rose

Fifi Flowers said...

I love that photo of the beach with snow on the side of the road... living in California we don't see that.

You art work is wonderful!

Thank you for visiting my site... but I'm curious where you saw "my avitar" I don't have an avitar... or I don't know about one... hmmm... do tell!