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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Happy New Year

I know, I know, it's a little late to be wishing you a happy new year, but I'm a little behind.
It's a good thing that I don't make resolutions, because I would have already failed to keep them.
Since Christmas didn't end for us until January 2nd, I didn't get all my Christmas decorations or tree down until two days ago. Since I usually do this January 1st, I was feeling a little stressed and disorganized. Having it all down was a relief, and now I can enjoy the New Year.
Some new projects!!
(I imagined that sounding like the announcer voice on "Price is Right")
The first project is to get all caught up on my 2010 Scrapbook-photo-album.
I take a slightly different approach to my photo storage. I like to scrapbook, but I don't want a million individual books for every little thing, and I don't have time to do detailed work for every picture. So, I use big three-ring binders that hold both regular 6-up photo storage pages and 12x12 inch scrapbook pages. Most pictures get stored in the traditional way, but special events get special treatment. Usually I am pretty good at keeping up, but this past year I got stuck at our May.
So, today I got started on catching up:

Page 1: Title Page
(I also got day one done, after I put the camera away)

The other project I got started on today was for my sister's WEDDING!
I have to sew two little dresses for my girls and a vest for my boy. I didn't make as much progress as I would have liked, since I had to make some phone calls to sort out which style and size for which kid and other details, but I did get the kids measured and the fabric sorted out.
I'm a little nervous to actually cut into the fabric, because it was ordered online there isn't enough for oopses.
It sure is going to be fun to see all the matching nieces (5, possibly 6) and nephews (1, possibly 2)


~ Tandis ~ said...

Thank you for getting the Price Is Right theme in my head :)

I can't wait to see your vacation scrapbook as I don't think I've even seen the pictures.

Jamie said...

I've been thinking about your sizing question for Blair's dress...I copied the smallest 2 sizes for MaybeBabySki (xxs, xs perhaps?), which the pattern said were Newborn and 0-3 month sizes. So, small should be 3-6. Not sure why I didn't think to tell you that when you asked =/ Happy sewing!

~ Tandis ~ said...

LOL! MaybeBabySki :)

Jessica said...

Truly disappointed in you for not being on top of that vacation photo album. I guess you'll have to talk with Tandis and get some ideas on how to motivate yourself....