Friday, October 12, 2012

Baby Memories

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.
We organized, 
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. 
Gosh, they're almost 28!

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.

  Until Next time-


  1. you've inspired me! I too have to catch up on my albums.
    My problem is that now I have everything on the computer, but it's not the same, is it?

  2. My parent's photos are in boxes at my house. Fortunately, they are arranged by date, and most have notations on the back. They need to be divided between my sister and me, but where to start?!
    Your scrapbooks are family memories for your loved ones. You did a beautiful job on them!