Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Scrapbooking is one of my hobbies. I rarely scrapbook at home though. Usually I go to "crops". It's one of those things that if you're going to do it, and enjoy it, you need an area to take out all your "stuff", AND you want to have a nice big chunk of time to work on it, to make it worth the big mess. My daughter also loves to scrapbook, and it is a really fun thing to do together. We had a rare weekend with some free time, so we took over the dining room and worked for practically a whole day. A scrapbook is so much nicer than just a photo album because not only is it decorated nicely but more importantly, I write lots of notes along with the pictures to record the memories and stories associated with those photos. I also write the names of everyone in the pictures so that someday when I'm not around, my (hopefully) grandchildren and great-grandchildren will know who those people in the pictures are. (Or when I go senile, I'll know who those people are, ha ha!)
Scrapbooking can be very relaxing. We had my computer set up on a snack tray and we were playing "Lassie" Christmas episodes while we scrapped. Wine + Scrapbooking is also a good combination. :-) Sometimes when I need a little break I just play with some of the cool things I've accumulated over the years. I have a cutter that can cut perforations, so I can make my own coupons. I even have a punch that can make gift tags and name tags. But there is nothing more satisfying than completing a book and knowing you have recorded your own family history.
Between all this scrapbooking I've done, and the work I've done researching our family tree, I hope someday somewhere along the line somebody cares about all this, LOL!