Sunday, 18 March 2012

365/78 Hobby.

I never really had a hobby til the children were grown up and I guess until after Mum moved from here to the home before she died. Never 'Sporty Spice' and a dalliance or two with knitting, crochet and the odd intention to make a felt parrot, interspaced with a bit of card making and taking the usual family photos but never a full on 'hobby' which I think is something you do regularly and take time out to do..

I guess having the children and justgetting through 20 years of family life was pretty hectic in itself and I always did that 'guilt' thing if I took time out for myself.. amazingly it was always a self inflicted guilt, I think some of the family even wished I'd go out and do something... give them all a break!

Recent layout with Ten Sec Studio
Then for Lisa's 18th I decided to make a scrapbook of her travels through life and knocked up a scrapbook from a complete 'kit' in about four days.. you know, no matted pictures, no inks, no special effects or journalling to speak of.. but it went down well and I planned my next project , an album for Col's folks Golden Wedding. Well it was almost biting off more than I could chew, but I did it and it is still my pride and joy, I was a pretty smug puppy seeing the interest and effect it had on the family and friends and that it was for all our family's history made it even more special.  
I went to some classes with Linda at Just Scrapbooking and I was /am hooked. The group are lovely and I am so happy to have them as friends, in fact if they weren't friends I'm not sure who would be!       Then I started blogging to complement the layouts and once again to write down the mundane stuff, just in case, one day, when the kids are all grown up, I start to forget and need to look up a time and a place..and oh, a whole new bunch of 'friends' I have not met yet!
Yesterday I bought some stock of scrap stuff (I have way too much stuff for the amount of layouts I do, but I understand that makes me true to type?) including an alpha set (my mild addiction) and amazingly JB had ordered and bought the same set online for my pressie today.. but as I say, you can never have too many alphas, there's always that extra 'E' you need! 
So, scrapbooker, blogger... and they say in the office that my Mastermind subject would be.. Zac...!..who by the way is doing good, been on excursions in Mexico (snorkelling and horse riding) and Hawaii (volcanos with snow at 14,000 feet!)

Lovely Mother's Day, time with all five and smiles all round.. though some of my lovliest blogger friends are not having such an easy time of things and it doesn't hurt to be reminded on a good day that we must enjoy and appreciate the comfort as with family there is always another rollercoaster ride somewhere lurking..! xxx


  1. Great you had a nice day !

  2. How Funny you got the same set as present today.sounds as if you had a couple of lovely days.

  3. Sounds like a lovely day - great pressie.

  4. Buying new scrapbook stash? Wayyy at the top of the funscale!!

  5. Scrapbooking has to be one of the best hobbies in the world!


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