Aug 26, 2013


Genealogy is taking a back seat for a little while.  Bill and I have been appointed Historians for the local Marine Corps League Detachment.  In truth, I had started a scrapbook of photos and clippings in 2007 when Bill started the Detachment.  I wanted to chronicle the events leading up to and including the charter of Utah Dixie Detachment #1270 which within a year became the largest Detachment in the State of Utah.  We have completed albums for 2007 and 2008 and are currently working on 2009.  The albums go together quickly because it's mostly a type of digital scrapbooking as far as photos are concerned.
Here's an example of one of the events, a Marine Corps Birthday Ball.  The ceremony involves a cake detail and the presentation of a piece of birthday cake to the oldest Marine present who, in turn, presents it to the youngest Marine present.  It is a treasured part of the Detachment's annual Birthday Ball.

Aug 9, 2013

Craft Organization

I am feeling so much better that I tackled a few jobs in my craft room today.  Most of my cupboards are full of Cropper Hopper paper holders and sorted into categories that are easy for me to find.  I had one on hand for Graphic45 papers but only got to that filing chore today.  So now my projects will move along faster because I can grab the alphabetized Graphic45 paper holder to get what I need.

Another project that will soon be done is organizing my acrylic paints, flower embellishments and washi tape into bins.  For that I've ordered more AkroBins from The Container Store.  It'll be nice to pull these items from my shelves in a bin instead of knocking over those in front to get to the back.

It is good to be organized, and it is good to feel good enough to get these projects done!