At the centre of your being you have the answer, you know who you are and you know what you want ~ Lao Tzu

Wednesday, March 13

WOYWW 197 - The Marie-Celeste desk...??


No...

I needed more space, so I'm on the dining room table


I'm finally working on our family photos, which Dad brought round last summer... the boxes have been piled in the hallway ever since!!

The big baby picture, above the album, is of my brother, whose birthday was yesterday - I know, he was adorable!! I was 7 when he was born...

 
(The pic on the centre-right is of me, Jon and Michelle - she and I have been friends for 45 years!
Love those hippy dresses - even Jon has flares!)

The old polaroids from the 1970s are suffering for not being in proper albums (i.e. acid-free)...


... same for my baby pics from the 60s, but hopefully, I can save them :)

Not that I know what I'm doing - I'm a totally novice scrapbooker, but I've been so inspired by visiting your desks each week, I figure it's time I gave it a try... I hope to at least show you a page or two next week :)

And before I go,  I have to show my Mother's Day goodies from Sunday...


From my gorgeous boy, who actually started his first ever weekend job here, so I didn't see him much...

And these from my beloved girl - the awesome artist!


Here's a close-up of the cards - both soooooo beautiful!!


I hope other UK mums had a lovely day on Sunday - maybe you're showing your goodies too, so I'm off to Julia's Stamping Ground to spy on your workdesks to find out :)

Till next week xxxx




18 comments:

okienurse said...

awesome Mother's Day gifts! I have a box of pictures I need to drag out of the closet and work on. I am the oldest of all of us now and I need to write down who and what each is before I forget. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week. Vickie #1

Jill said...

Wonderful cards and drawings for Mothers Day, you were so lucky! I love your baby pictures as well. I have an album of my baby pictures which I scan into the computer to make scrapbook LOs. Happy WOW day! Jill x

Redanne said...

I love looking through photos, shame that some of yours have suffered but great that you are scrapping them. Lovely cards too. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #23

Carol Yates said...

Beautiful gifts and cards for mother's day, good luck with the scrap books and all your precious photos.
Carol.x #52

Helen said...

Great mother's day gift/cards. looks like you'll be a while with the photos if you're that behind!!!! Helen, 11

Heather Alger said...

I Love the hand drawn card, you had some Beautiful presents :)
A Lovely album, with your photos, must be Great looking through and seeing them x
Happy WOYWW Heather #46

Liz Black said...

What lovely Mother's Day pressies and an awesome card! I've got boxes of photos too so very impressed with your organisation! Thanks for sharing and Happy Woyww
Liz 72

Scrapcat 1 said...

oooh those cards are beautiful, I love looking at old pictures we don't have many as they were lost in moving so the ones we do have are more precious. Tracy #67

Hammers said...

Happy WOYWW, the card from your Daughter is amazing, she is very talented. I also love the one from your Son, such a clever idea. The photos are going to be such fun to work with :) Cx #91

butlersabroad said...

Wonderful old photos Claire, I bet your kids have had a good laugh at some of those! Beautiful gifts and cards, your daughter has an amazing talent there. I never noticed your rolls of washi tape before, or how messy your cutting mat is, lol!!

Hugs
Brenda 88

Ria Gall said...

what lovely cards from your children I hope you had a great day. It is so good to hear someone trying to save old photos and putting them in to lovely scrapbooks hours of fun
Happy WOYWW
Ria 60

Laura said...

Love looking through old photos
You will enjoy those mini chocolate bars - I had a set for Christmas - just scrumptious!!
Happy Wednesday
Laura
:)
68

Kelly said...

Lovely cards! and goodies. Hope your day was awesome! Kelly #126

~Sue C said...

I'm drooling! lol! Your lighting in the window is beautiful. I want the Mother's Day card so bad! It's stunning! Beautiful~beautiful.

Julia Dunnit said...

Aw, your children were spot on for mother's day, how lovely. Loving the 'glam mum' card!
You don't need to know much about scrapbooking - just getting those photos out of those albums and into something acid free will save them, and your family's photo history, great job..and oh...what fun!

dottielottie said...

Ooo a labour of love, sorting your old photo's. I have all mine stored in large plastic storage box's and have been going to 'sort' them for years. Love your mothers day cards, they are both beautiful.
Happy art making
Hugs Lottie 128

Marit said...

That is indeed a lot of photos to sort... mine are most in an old box (not sorted)- I think it's very brave of you to start on this! Have fun! Happy, belated, woyww. Marit #79

Becky Pancake said...

Your post was touching Claire. You should be proud of your accomplishments. Wonderful Mother's Day gifts.