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Scrapbooking is a fantastic way to socialize

Scrapbookers gather regularly at the Tecumseh branch of the Royal Canadian Legion in Stoughton.
These women enjoy time together, while relaxing, socializing and scrapbooking. Back row from left, Linda Beckman, Leona Piper, Barb Hemphill, Gloria Knous and Dana Gerry. Front row, Leona Hall, Elsie Thompson, Dian Fowlow and Susan D. Mack.

STOUGHTON - The Tecumseh branch of the Royal Canadian Legion was a place to be from Oct. 20-22, according to Barb Hemphill, as another scrapbooking retreat was held.

Every Thursday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. enthusiastic women gather at the legion to scrapbook, and four times a year they hold a three-day retreat.

They have congregated for over 10 years to do this form of art, but most of these women have over 25 years of experience creating fun-filled pages for their albums.

Hemphill organizes the meetings and since 2015 has also been a supplier for Creative Memories, which supplies everything you need to obtain items for scrapbooking.

It’s a unique way to create a fun filled and special photo album or make cards of all sorts.

Each photo may be displayed on colourful or printed paper. Edges may be trimmed with patterned scissors and punches that have a distinctive design. Stickers in all shapes, sizes, colours and design are also an added feature.

This form of art can be done by anyone, according to Hemphill, and everyone is welcome to enjoy the day.

The women in attendance enjoy the social time and a chance to get ideas from each other.

Each person has an eight-foot table to scatter their supplies on, and each table was filled with papers and photos.

If one enjoys socializing but does not scrapbook, that is okay as well. Hemphill said other crafts are also welcome like knitting or crocheting, whatever one loves to do.

The next retreat will be held in January and when April rolls around, a windup retreat is held. At the windup they hold a potluck meal daily.

Hemphill feels this is a wonderful way to get photo albums completed, instead of all those photos sitting in a box or housed on the computer. She worked on her album of pets of the past and present.

It is a fabulous way to hang out with friends and get to know new people. Hemphill said,

“If you aren’t sure of how this works, just come out on a Thursday and check us out.”

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