I missed the chat, but was perusing the gallery and found the wonderful layouts and decided to add one too! I love the idea. My mother passed away twenty years ago, but she told me the following about my name:


journalling reads:


I have heard the story so many times. My father was called Don L. because his middle name was Lewis and there were several Don’s in their group. They were going to call me Donelle after him. As they were putting mom to sleep to deliver me, she heard “Nellie”.. Nellie”, so when she woke up she told my dad that everyone would call me Nellie, so she wanted to name me Dawnee. The Phay is my grandmothers maiden name. I used to hate my name, but the older I got, the more I came to appreciate the heritage behind my name. I am so glad they didn't name me Donelle.


Butterfly Whispers PP by Katie Pertiet
string holder by shabby princess
stitching: Christine Nash
fonts: century 725, carpenter, and al afternoon delight.