I have returned feeling slightly successful from my scrapbook retreat. It is hard to leave the family, but it is the only way I can realistically get 75-100 scrapbook pages done in an efficient manner. I used to do all-nighters on my retreats and get close to 150 pages done, but found that the lack of sleep was not worth it by Monday and Tuesday.
I was able to finish my Family album for 2010 and 2009. Now I only have 11 more years out of the 14 we have as a family....not to mention all the "other" ones I have in the works.
I also updated my Family and Friends album. It is the album that I put all of the announcements, pictures, letters, and Christmas cards/letters we receive throughout the years. I am happy to say that I have about 18 years worth of it done.
Why do I "waste" my time as my fellow scrappers ask? Because, otherwise, I clutter up our immediate family album or all these items clutter up baskets and bins throughout the house.
Now it is time to refocus on sewing for a bit..........HOPING to at least get some scrapbooking done between now and the next retreat in April................