I've been right here at home, right in front of the computer screen, like always. Where have YOU been?! LOL
Things are really busy here. Wes is busy with church things. We had a visiting missionary over the weekend. We're leaving Monday for our trip to Texas, but he scheduled a big day - our first Friend Day - for June 4th, the Sunday after we get back home! He says he won't do that again; too much that has to be done far ahead of time and over-planned so that we don't forget anything. So he has a list and is slowly ticking things off.
I have been busy with graduation things. I am making a scrapbook. Once I got to digging around for pictures, I started finding more and more stuff that I wanted to include in Samuel's display. We'll buy the display board once we get to TX (not enough room in a suitcase, since they don't fold!), but all these pictures and mementos just won't fit, based on the board's measurements. So . . . I decided to make some simple scrapbook pages with just 2-3 pictures on each, and use the display board to show his certificates and ribbons, with a few odd pictures scattered around that didn't have a definite place.
I am not a natural scrapper. I love to make cards, and it took a few times of playing with papers and designs before I settled into my own style (can we say simple and uncluttered?). So I tried to think of scrapping as a big card with some pictures added. I have several pages that I think are fair. The main thing I wanted to do was just have some interesting pictures of Samuel as he's grown up. If I can figure out how to scan them and put them in a folder I can access, maybe I'll post some of them for you to see. But fair warning: I am not a froo froo person! So my pages aren't fit for the latest scrapping mags! I use Hallmark Scrapbook Studio to make some of my graphics, and I use papers and some stickers. I journal with the Scrapbook Studio too, in this case to make it easy to read, since a lot of people will be looking at it.
We've also put together a small photo album of our church's history, to take with us to the one supporting church we'll be visiting, other than our home church. This church was the first one to take us for support, so Wes wanted to go there. It's about 45 minutes from Ft. Worth, and we'll be going on Wednesday night, the 24th. Wes did all the pictures for the album, and I'm hand-writing the captions.
Then, I'm trying desperately to finish that wedding gift by this Saturday - the wedding day! I've done this design before, and it should have come together fast and easy, but I keep messing up. Probably because I'm trying to hurry. And never cross stitch when you're sleepy!
I spent all day Monday and part of Tuesday working on the scrapbook. I was way out of balance. I kept all the stuff out, spread out on the living room floor. It was out of the way, but visually, it was in the way. I still have more pages to do, but I'm not leaving the stuff out anymore. After I put it all up yesterday afternoon, it was like a weight lifted off my shoulders, even though I wasn't finished yet. Lesson learned. I have to keep balance in my activities, even when there's a lot to do.
I don't know how much I'll be online in the next few days, but I'll definitely post before we leave. I'm still reading and occasionally commenting other blogs, but I just haven't had a lot of time to post on my own. Have a good week!