Saturday, July 23, 2011

Rainy Day Fun

I didn't blog yesterday because I was scrapbooking all day with Mickey - well for 11 hours anyway.  And in that time I completed a grand total of 4 layouts.  A pretty poor showing some might say.  And it is fewer than I've been doing lately, but in my defense I have to say that the four I did are pretty darn good.  I was using black and white photos which were a challenge to me - picking out proper papers and embellishments. They were beautiful pictures too and I didn't want to ruin them.  The first one alone took me three hours to complete.

As well as the actual work of scrapbooking, Mickey and I went to a friend's in-home on-line store to pick up some scrapbooking items Mickey had ordered. (I showed remarkable restraint and didn't get anything there).  Then we decided while we were out to go and visit my youngest grandchild on her first birthday, but they weren't home (I'll be attending her birthday party later today - guess what tomorrow's blog will be about!).  After that, since it was that time, we went to a lovely sandwich shop for lunch, then to a local scrapbooking store where I got the perfect paper for the black and white pictures I was going to work with.  And then we finally went home and got down to work.  Our only break from scrapbooking after that was stopping to eat some of the chili that had been cooking in the slow cooker all day.

It was a very good day.  At one point Lloyd called - he was on his way home from up north - and, knowing Mickey and I were scrapbooking all day asked, "Who's winning?"   I keep telling him that it isn't a competition but he's a man - what more can I say.  And for the record, Mickey completed 6 layouts, which is fewer than she usually does in a day.  I'll beat her next time!  All in all it was great way to spend a cool rainy day.



Mickey said...

Such beautiful layouts Pat! Perfect paper,gorgeous photos! Numbers just never matter! Thanks for the wonderful supper! Have fun at the Birthday party. Sorry we missed her yesterday. Waiting for your blog tonight, or tomorrow. No pressure!

just call me jo said...

I know that those kind of pages take hours to do. Someone who hasn't ever done it wouldn't realize. You did a great job. Just perfect. Funny that your husband asked who's winning. Sounds just like my husband. Ya gotta luv 'em. Can't wait to see the birthday party pictures. Rain? What is that? It sounds so peaceful and cool. Have a great weekend.

Desiree said...

These are beautiful, Pat! There is no time limit when it comes to creating with love! Your family are going to be so delighted when they receive their gifts one day!

Holly said...

From the looks of it, I'd say you won!! Gorgeous!! You do really nice work.

Bouncin' Barb said...

Great looking pages. Nice job!