Why am I showing you this picture?
One of the things I wanted to do
while I was away from home on my sabbatical this year
was to work on some of the piles of pictures that
had accumulated over the years.
We all have them, in shoe boxes,
cupboards, or drawers,
unlabelled and quickly they become mystery events.
When my youngest daughters were in 4th grade, 1994,
we became acquainted with Creative Memories,
the scrapbooking organizational method for
keeping our precious photos and memories safe.
We loved it.
and archivally mounted 1000's of photos into
very creative and fun albums.
Scrapbooking is a lot like quiltmaking.
It involves color and pattern,
creating and exploring,
making something permanent,
and cutting and putting things back together again.
It's a fun creative outlet.
And it takes time.
My goal was to actually do my
two youngest daughter's baby albums.
So in the past 9 months, ha ha ha,
I have put together an album for each of them,
documenting their first year of life.
Fortunately, I didn't take as many photos
as new mommies do now.
It was back in the film era.
I know at this point digital scrapbooking is faster
and probably easier and less expensive,
but I need
to finish what I've started.
So now you know,
if I'm not stitching in the evenings,
I'm cutting and pasting memories.