Thursday, January 28, 2010

Is It Friday Yet?

Ok, somewhere in this mess is my calendar and I know it's here, I just can't find it. My month has seemed like a blur. I know it's January, I just don't know what part of January it is. I'm swimming in boxes and "stuff". I know I'm a pack rat, partially because my husband keeps telling me so but mostly because I moved a whole lot of stuff that should have been tossed out years ago.

I have fabric. Lots and lots of fabric. I am a fabri-holic. Ok, I said it. I'm exposed.
I have a lot of art supplies. You just never know when you might break out in a painting mood or something. You know what I mean?

I have oil paints, water colors, tons of acrylics, pastels, and I still have chalk. I have stacks of watercolor papers, canvases, piles of specialty papers and then there's my brush collection. It took me years to acquire those beautiful brushes. It's extensive. I'm a life long artist and collector of art supplies. How could I possibly let go of my supplies? I might use them when I retire, right?

I found lots and lots of papers, colored papers, crafty papers and lots of crayons. I think this looks like a great grandkid collection to keep around. I also found numerous sets of paper dolls. Grace is going to have so much fun!

I have my cross stitch collection. I have my collection of charts for when I retire. I have kits, fabrics and every color of every kind of floss and pearl cotton. It's a beautiful collection. I look forward to the day when I can sit and stitch all day just for fun!

I have yarns, beads and buttons. Too many to sort through but well enough to entertain me when I retire. I have to admit that I do not add to my collections much anymore. They seem to maintain themselves.

My husband made me promise to go through everything and get rid of one box full each week. I have hundreds of boxes here and I think that's something I can probably do. It will be sad though.

Now I have to make sure he doesn't see all of the excess collectibles that I have been
hoarding for the last 30 years. I don't think he knows about those boxes yet!

Thanks to everyone who emailed last week. If you didn't get a return email, email me again and let me know. I still have all of those original emails and I might have missed one. I have been a little busy lately.

I told my husband yesterday that I finally saw the light at the end of the tunnel. He told me to watch out, it might be a train coming.


  1. LOL! I have been collecting fabric and kits and patterns for 30 years...for when I retire. Now I'm retired and I'm still collecting plus I've discovered all these blogs I love to read. So I'm not making much progress on the completion end! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that your husband doesn't discover the boxes of collectibles!!

  2. My husband just "loves" all of my collections! I have tried to be much better, but somehow, it doesn't seem to be working! I love the comment about the train coming!

  3. You sound so much like me. We moved nearly 2 years ago - downsized. My DH joked about losing a couple of boxes on the way. I numbered them all - over 50. Yikes - I couldn't bear to part with much at all.

  4. The good thing about moving is that you look in every box, so sometimes you see something in there that you forgot about and you are surprise that you have it.
    Good luck with sorting out everything !!

  5. Cheryl, did your husband happen to mention what size box? Choose a very, very small one! However, if you ever find you need a recipient to hold onto any of your quilting or stitching treasures, I'm your gal!! LOL