Monday, September 24, 2012


I've been getting ready to go on a crazy adventure that people are calling a "retreat". This "retreat" is a weekend away from home to work on scrapbook pages.

Preparing for the "retreat" is making a lot of mess and taking a lot of time and mental energy. I will need a real vacation when it is over. What I've done so far:
  1. Sorted scrapbook paper.
  2. Purged paper I no longer want and
  3. organized what I am keeping.
  4. Sorted photos.
  5. Purged photos of any that were blurry, dark, or contained unidentifiable or forgotten subject matter. Also any that were superfluous, ie. multiple shots of the exact same thing. Also any photos capturing an event that I've already scrapbooked.
  6. Got about halfway through sorting/purging/organizing embellishments.
  7. Organized my scrapbooking tools and gear, including testing all my scrapbooking pens to see which ones had dried out. Made a mental note to be more selective about what I want/buy in the future.
  8. Straightened and neatened up the scrapbook supply organization system I have.
I may be sick and tired of the whole thing by the time I'm done and this "retreat" will not be any fun at all, but simply something to endure.

To top it off, I can't remember the last time anyone looked at one of my scrapbook albums.


  1. it's all progress though... and all those people will look eventually! However... I know what you mean - I'm making quilts in order to avoid facing my own scrapbook organizing jobs. Procrastination is an art. One (I) must always have something bigger to avoid in order to get the smaller jobs done.

  2. I went to a quilting retreat in the spring. I loved it, and hope to do another one next year. You'll love it, but be glad to come home.