It’s been raining steadily so I haven’t had much time in the yard… and we’ve had a lot of storms, which means limited computer time. I’ve been stitching, reading, and working on my scrapbook stitchbook instead of doing anything that I really should be doing. BTW, these are 12 x 12 pages:
My stitchbook is just like a normal scrapbook except that where family photos would normally go, I have focused on my stitching. I started doing this because I had so many stitchlings (small XS finishes) that I wanted to keep but didn’t necessarily want to finish as fobs, ornaments, or other things. I didn’t want to just toss them out, either, because I did enjoy stitching them and for the most part I can remember what was going on in my life when I stitched each one.
I have kept all of my driver’s licenses from my very first one until my latest renewal this year. (the new anti-terrorist laws don’t allow for driver’s license historians) This “Drive Safely” page is where I’ll stick them, once I remember where I put them.
A few photos sneak in here and there. Above is my daughter’s Easter picture from a few years ago… she had live rabbits around her (she’s feeding a carrot to the one sitting next to her), very cute stuff. The photo was getting beaten up in my wallet and so I stuck it here on the Easter page. There’s another photo on my Harry Potter page, and of course the DL page will include photos, but the main focus of this scrapbook is cross stitch.
I need to stitch a couple more little snowmen for this page!
I’m planning to put a few HP quotes and the list of titles on my Harry Potter page… or maybe journal my memory of the midnight release party… ?
Obviously, none of these pages is finished yet. My method for doing the stitching scrapbook is to mount a batch of stitchlings on pages first and then go back through later and add embellishments, quotes, more stitched bits, etc. Right now, just 2 of the 26 pages in the book are actually complete. I’ve already got a lot of pics here, so tomorrow I’ll post a few of the close-up pictures and share the different methods I have been using for attaching the stitchlings to pages.