Sunday, January 26, 2014

Scrapbooking with The Girls

{Mind the Gap  above, I don't know why it's there}

I am so very blessed to have many friends. I have put my friends in groups, so when I talk about them  to others I can say, "my childhood friends, my quilting friends, my blogging friends,  my walking friends, or my Glamorous Granny friends (who are also my Yorba Linda friends)".  I tend to group my friends by the way we met. This last week was spent with my scrapbooking friends, Monika and Mim. We have been scrapping together for nearly 20 years and we always have a good time when we get together. When Mim moved away in 2005, we thought our group would fall apart, but instead our friendship has grown stronger, in part because Monika and I have traveled almost every year since the move to Gig Harbor, Washington. We scrap, talk, eat, laugh, drink wine, cook, and scrap more. 
The Super Tote I made before leaving was graciously received by Mim. She really liked it. I made it with the intent that she would use it as her book bag when she goes to Bible Study or to her book club meetings.

Monika made her a scrapbook of all our previous visits. Monika is the queen of beautiful scrapbook pages. She is very talented.

Upon arriving at the Seattle airport we noticed that Monika's beautiful Vince knit coat had been eaten by moths. A stop at the local yarn store was a must. Neither Mim or Monika knit, but I was in hog heaven in this beautiful store. The very kind woman in the store made a temporary fix on the coat until Monika can take it somewhere to get it repaired. If you are ever in Gig Harbor and love to knit, make a stop at Rainy Day Yarns a priority.

About 7-8 years ago I switched from paper scrapbooking to digital scrapbooking. It just seemed a more logical choice for me and there is no mess. You can do it anywhere, as long as you have a computer and it's more economical and GREEN.
So our first day there, I got all set up and my laptop decided to rebel. Come to find out it was maxed out on storage and needed a complete overhaul. Luckily, Mim's husband is very knowledgeable of all things Apple, so he was able to rescue my computer and I was able to complete 19 pages.  BUT*** somehow between Thursday night and Friday morning 4 of the pages decided to venture off to cyber space. I was working on our 2010 holiday photos from the Brittany region in France. Here's a look at the pages I made.

Four days goes really fast and soon it was time to say goodbye to our hosts. We ended our visit with a stop for lunch at Salty's in Redondo Beach, WA. It was a hazy but beautiful day. Mim and Steve treated us to a delicious lunch.

We always like to go to Gig Harbor in the winter to experience some cold weather and rain or snow. But for some reason, when we are there people thank us for bringing the warmer weather and sunshine. But, it was definitely colder than California, and for that we were grateful.

We are already looking forward to our 2015 trip and the way the months have been flying by lately, it should be here really fast.

Mr. Romance lived up to his name by welcoming me home with tulips and a home made sign, using some of my fabric scraps that he found in the trash.


dream quilt create said...

Looks like you had tons of fun! I used to scrapbook all the time, but I haven't touched it since I started quilting, 8 years ago! I do some online scrapbooks. My poor photos!!! Mr. Romance is really something, what a nice, creative welcome home :)

Julie said...

Oh isn't he sweet.

heart of charnwood said...

Sounds like a fabulous trip, and a warm welcome home! :o)

Beth said...

Your pages look wonderful. I too was away this weekend scrapping with friends. I have not made the move to digital yet but am curious about it.

Beth said...

Your pages look wonderful. I too was away this weekend scrapping with friends. I have not made the move to digital yet but am curious about it.

Katy Cameron said...

Glad you had fun, even if some of your hard work did go walkies! Love the welcome home note too :o)

Cindy said...

Mr R is just adorable.
I'm so glad you guys had such a great time! Looks like a lovely crew of friends you have - keep hold of them :)