Ever since I was young, I have had a crazy pattern of keeping memories in any and every possible way.
Memories are extremely important to me and I try to capture them... ALL of them.
I write in a journal... almost daily... and have since eighth grade...
I keep letters, important papers and newspaper articles of things that I want to remember and bind them into my journals...
I have a memory jar that I keep theater, movie and fun event tickets of things that Scott and I have gone to...
I scrapbook... old school style
I make musical CD's or soundtracks for different times through out my life...
* Highschool Soundtrack
* Summer 99 Soundtrack
* Africa Soundtrack
... you get the idea.
Another fun way that I have tried to keep memories is through making quilts. The first quilt I made was in commemoration of my summer in Africa. I bought a ton of colorful African material in the market place and I put them all together in a blanket. I loved the way it turned out.
My newest form of memory keeping? A T-shirt quilt! I have not finished it completely, but the top is done being sewn. All of the t-shirts are from races that I have run over the years.
A little extreme in the memory keeping? Maybe.
Do I love it? Absolutely!!
Each one has a great memory attached and now they are all
kept in the form of a blanket. When I am using it as a lap quilt when
watching a movie, I will be able to relive each one.
Let the memory keeping continue on.