Sunday, January 8, 2012

Copy, Adhere, Crop, Label, Punch Hole and Repeat!

Yep, that about sums up my last week. I'm working on my Christmas decorations for my next tree.

I've gone through my aunt's photos. I've gone through my albums and still have 4 to copy from (5 albums finished). I've copied photos from my MIL. AND still I have my Mom's totes of pictures to go. As of right now I have nearly 160 pictures copied and mounted! 

Friday afternoon I sat down to pare my list of photos down. No more than 30 per album - harder than it sounds. And Rob walks in with a tote from his mother's. I stopped what I was doing and we attacked her tote. At 11 pm - after 8 straight hours of looking at photos and doing my thing. I was done with hers. 

Saturday I worked 5 1/2 hours. I swear this has become my part-time job. Oh and the money invested in this little adventure! At least 6 ink cartridges and 500 sheets of 4x6 paper. The reason for so much paper - as I found pictures I liked but didn't want on the tree - I had to copy those too! And I printed nearly 100 pictures from this Christmas.

I have pulled a few stitches. Not many - only when I've been out of ink or paper. So today will find me once again in front of my printer pulling picture from albums! 

Just talked to Rob and we are making pancakes and bacon for breakfast! Yummy - I haven't had bacon in ages. 

Keep stitching to make up for my absence! 


Pumpkin said...

WOW! You certainly have taken up a project but I think that's an awesome idea for a decorated tree next year :o) Good luck!

Teresa said...

What a big project you have taken on. I love to sit and look at old pictures, I can see how many hours are going in this project.
What wonderful memories you will have.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Catherine said...

What a wonderful project. That will be an amazing and special tree!

CalamityJr said...

I've loved this idea from the get-go, but after seeing your photo of several ornaments together, I'm thinking how awesome these would be on a flocked or totally white tree! Just something else for you to think about, lol.

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

What a wonderful tree that will be filled with a life time of memories. Kudos kiddo.
Be always in stitches.

paula said...

YOu sond like me . . I found some pictures when I was going through my hoosier cabinet that I wanted to have in my family tree.

Then, I started thinking about making a book of relatives pictures from their youth for my as yet to be sexed great niece/nephew who is coming in June.

Now, to get the pictures organized and see what Snapfish or Kodak have available in book making.

Mouse said...

ohhh wow that's a lot of photos and stuff ... well done ... and can't wait to see it all done :) love mouse xxxx

Shari said...

your tree is going to look great...
are you keeping track of the costs?? Oh my! I can't imagine...
I just printed 4 pictures & my printer said I need ink...made me think of you!!!
Show us progress as you go!

Mindi said...

That is going to be a very special tree next year, and so worth all the effort.