Current Scrapbooking Projects

I have a special group of scrapbooking friends that I refer to as The Scrapbooking Divas, who I have the delight of meeting with once-a-month.  These are amazingly talented women and the best friends anyone could have the pleasure of knowing.  They have taught me the art of scrapbooking memories with style.  I have progressed from my very simple pages to some very complex and entertaining ones I am truly pleased at having created.  These ladies have also inspired me to alter several items, create several books,  and enjoy the amazing effects of inking, inking and more inking.

I am currently creating a board book kit of “The Best of 2008″, which I purchased from The Scrappy Gourmet and am adapting with my own style.

I am also continueing my journey of scrapping my thousands of photographs taken on a wonderful Classic Fall Foliage trip through all five states of New England with my sweet mama in October of 2008.

I hope to scan some of my pages and share them with you today!  Also, I will post some of my favorite photographs under the New England category here on my blog.

Reading Update

READING THIS WEEK:  I finished The World in Six Songs this week (great music and the brain information) and am now focusing on An Irish Country Doctor (light-hearted and fun to read)tn_4_book as well as Love in the time of Cholera (a very good read so far).  Three Cups of Tea is still my ongoing favorite!  I recognize the beauty and endurance of REAL BOOKS, but I also love my Kindle 2!!!!  I enjoy taking notes, highlighting and easy access to the dictionary benefiting my continuous effort to improve the state of my brain.

Good Morning!

This is Day # 183 of my retirement!  What a great rainy day it is, as we have had a drought for 5 months here in Texas.  We lost our sweet and heroic Granddaddy Bill on March 2nd of this month.  What wonderful memories we share of him and what a great legacy he left behind!  If you haven’t seen it, you must view the documentary about Bill Grosvenor in Last Best Hope, produced  by my brother-in-law David Grosvenor and his colleague, Ramona Kelly. 

READING THIS WEEK:  See Reading Update above.

Morning on Jordan Pond
Morning on Jordan Pond