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.