Sunday, March 25, 2007

I love Sundays....


They always go at a slower pace, everyone sleeps in later (even if it's only 30 minutes), we have a leisurely breakfast and potter around in our pj's longer than you would get away with during the week. No school runs, mammy taxi's or things to do and I usually get to play in my craft room. Ed's just taken the girls off to Church for a couple of hours and that's exactly what I'm doing now :-)

I was out and about all week - arc angels on Tuesday, birthday coffee morning at my pal Jennifer's on Wed am, drinks with Eavan and my new neighbour Una on Wed night, Annamarie's scrapbooking class on Thursday night and had Annamarie and Linda over on Friday night followed by my scrapbooking class yesterday in Cabra. So I'm quite happy to take it easy today...

On Thursday at Annamarie's class I had the pleasure of sitting beside this delightful old man called Paddy (80 years of age!). He told me his wife had passed away 18 years previous and he had a stack of old photos which he was afraid would be thrown in a skip when he passes on so he wanted to do something good with them. You should have seen the photos he had - you know the little B&W ones with white borders - each one telling a story. He picked out a few of him and wife in their 'courting days' on Whit Sunday, May 1951 sitting under a tree by a river and in the background was an old ruin. For a man in his 80's he had a fantastic memory and was able to tell me what the day was like, why they were there.... I showed him how to set up the LO and got him to write the details down of the day. Sometimes you forget that old people were young once and had lives just like we have. I'm facinated to think that this man can take up scrapbooking in his 80th year and his family probably don't even know about it, but will one day find an album full of his stories. That to me is what scrapbooking is all about...

Anyway, we had a great day yesterday. Lots of new faces which is always great to see. We did a double LO called 'Change' showing the growth of a person over the years. I did one of Eva from birth to her 6th Birthday last November. So I will have to go and do another one soon so Lucy won't feel left out !

This is the LO I did for Scrapwest last Friday called 'Playtime'. I'm having fun with my new doodling templates. This photo was taken last October in Lanzarote - we couldn't get the girls to get off the pedelo boats - they were in their element pretending to sail.




















Oh I won a competition this month on www.craftsupplies.ie - the monthly scrapbooking challenge. This was my entry and I'm really pleased with it as it is my fav photo of the girls taken last August.

We have a good week ahead of us. Ed just finished up work on Friday and doesn't start til mid April so we will have lots of time to do family stuff and gardening and painting and all the other things I have on my list for him LOL!!! Poor guy will be ringing his new boss to see if he can get an early start!

So I'm off to do a bit of crafting while I have the house to myself. If you would like a right old giggle click on these -hilarious!

Revenge of the brothers on her wedding day...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uojhahf7lo4

Wedding Thriller
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPmYbP0F4Zw


later
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6 comments:

CarolineO said...

Oh that is amazing about the 80 year old! What a brilliant story!
Your LO's are fab, love the photos.

Carrie said...

Lovely LOs Lainey - sounds like the class went down well. I love that picture of the sea - makes me want to go there now.

Elisa said...

Beautiful. Very original idea, executed to perfection!

Tigger's rambling said...

Fantastic LO as always. I love your work :-)

Kate said...

Aah that's a great story bout the 80 year old man, just goes to show, it's never too late. I love Sundays too, my favourite day of theweek .Keep up the great work :-)

CoCo said...

OMG the story about the old man nearly made me cry...at work! It's fantastic and sad at the same time. Fair play to him for coming along. Hope you had a relaxing Sunday besides....