So other than quilting, I like to scrapbook. The problem is dividing my time between these and everything else I love. Marlena and I had devoted Friday nights to scrapping, but summer came and other things took over. Well, I had an in-service on Wednesday for work and it really hit home how close the school year is to starting again (groan). It also made me realize how behind I am on my summer to-do list. I want to finish the Dick and Jane quilt (the top is done, so I'm close), I want to re-do my math curriculum before the school year, I want to transfer all Marlena's VCR tapes to DVDs for her, and I want to get Ian's scrapbook complete through his first year.
Here's my hold-up for scrapbooking. Unlike a quilt where I have a pattern to follow and have an idea of what the outcome will be, I don't have that for scrapbooking necessarily. I constantly second guess myself; does that look right, are those the right colors, is that placement good... so I look for pages I like in magazines and such and usually scraplift from there. It takes me forever to finish a page- Marlena would get at least three done on a Friday night and I would be glad if I got half done. This will probably be the hardest goal for me to meet this summer (of which there are only 3.5 weeks left of). Here's the page I did:
Darrin snapped these four pictures one day while Ian was laying on his lap. The top-left is still one of my favorites to this day. The pictures are of when Ian was 3-months-old. That's how far behind I am. It's ridiculous. I won't get caught up this weekend, either, as we're headed to the Quad Cities to spend the weekend with my extended family. I'm looking forward to it, as well as next weekend when I go on a 4-day quilt trip across Iowa with 3 friends. I plan on getting the backing for the Dick and Jane quilt on the trip so I can finish it when we get back. Have a great weekend everyone.