Monday, February 12, 2018

Scraps Of A Different Sort

This past weekend was a quieter than normal weekend since my husband was off having fun in Arizona.

I have missed him terribly!  But I enjoyed re-living the entire weekend of our youngest daughter's wedding as I worked on a scrapbook for her.  

Saturday night's weather included a storm that brought 6+ inches of snow, and canceled church...  

As I shoveled the sidewalks Sunday morning, and a portion of the driveway, I kept thinking "This is snowblower worthy and here I am with just a shovel!  I wonder how the snowblower works..."  

Upon my return inside I grabbed my photos and other items from 2015...

Yes, I am three years behind!  Don't judge... Have you seen the many quilts that I made?  I have been lagging behind in our personal photo albums and this is the time to get caught up!

As I organized 2015 I thought "I don't have many pictures. I wonder why."  I have Emma (our granddaughter) and quilts and our trip to Sun Valley, Idaho.  And  then I scrolled through facebook posts from that year.  It really was an uneventful, non-photo worthy year... My Mom had double knee replacement in May, so April through October was not documented in pictures. Except for Emma's first birthday in August! Well, there was one picture of the incision on Mom's knees, but who wants to see that??? 

I zipped through to September and am ready to tackle  our vacation to Idaho.  As I sorted pictures, it was helpful that I had shared the journey here on my blog.

It is Monday Morning and I am motivated to get caught up!  My goal is to get through all of 2015 by the end of the day.  By which time I will be ready to pack up the remainder of 2016 and 2017 and all the scrapbooking supplies and set them back in the basement... until next time.

As I have spent the weekend reminiscing, I have also been thinking of possible quilting projects.  I think I may be ready to re-visit the Christmas Sew-along blocks... 

Tell, me what motivates you?  

Do you set daily or weekly goals?  

Do you find that your goals and expectations are set too high, too low or just about right???

Leave a comment and let me know!  

I love hearing from my readers...

Happy Scrapping!


Linking up with
Main Crush Monday at Cooking Up Quilts
Monday Making at Love, Laugh, Quilt
Design Wall Monday at Small Quilts & Doll Quilts
Moving It Forward at Em's Scrap Bag
Pieceful Sunday at JANDA Bend Quilts
Wednesday Wait Loss at The Inquiring Quilter


  1. It's funny, my MIL was seriously into scrapbooking until I taught her how to quilt. She hasn't worked on a scrap book since! Motivation? Every project (quilt or scrapbook) is like eating an elephant -- one bite at a time is what will get it done and it usually won't happen in a day. That said, you're already well ahead of those of us (ahem, me) who hasn't even looked at the pictures they want to organize!

  2. Your weekend sounds wonderful, even with all the snow! I used to do a lot of scrapbooking, but quilting has taken its place. Isn't it fun to look through all the pictures and reminisce? Thanks for sharing your post on Main Crush Monday!

  3. Hum, the first thing I would do is get a lesson on the snowblower. No need to wear yourself out with the snow shovel! I have quite a pile of supplies for scrap booking and rubber stamping. I won't judge as the only pages I've actually made are a couple for my son's high school graduation -- nearly 20 years ago! And, yes, I make goals on a weekly basis and let the world know about them on my blog. It helps me keep focused so I don't go off on tangents. Very helpful for me.