Hey everyone...A HUGE THANK YOU to all of the fabulous women that came to the kick-off crop for Project Christine's Keepsakes yesterday, and the fabulous families that supported them helping us! We put a HUGE dent in the photos, and I'm still reeling from the numbers. I just finished the count:
Pages completed: 146
Photos Scrapbooked: 571
Photos handed out and in progress: 1,167
Photos left to scrap: 1,288+
Photos left to edit and sort:1,836 (down from 11,391, took out many duplicates)
I know you must be just as amazed as I am at those numbers...Especially that at one point mid-morning I counted 23 ladies there, all working together in this generous endeavor. They were coming back up to me and getting more pictures faster than I could print them. What a spirit of service this scrapbooking community has shown...the majority of whom had never met Christine! The Post family will be able to enjoy these memories long after they leave the area, thanks to all who have contributed. I'm so grateful to be a part of this, and I know she would be tremendously touched also.
We also had another labor of love going on. Ilona Baumhofer has amazingly stepped up to finish lap quilts for the twins that Christine had started, but not completed. She took scraps of material yesterday and left with so much done! Thank you again to Jan Vowell and Kim Sutton for organizing and setting up the crop. And another huge thank you to my buddy, Leslie, without whom I would not have been able to pull this off. I see the light at the end of the tunnel, and with continued support, we may be able to get this done much sooner than expected. Look for upcoming information about future crops soon!