Sometimes I just don't think I have enough stitching to show you. Yesterday I stitched a strawberry.
So I thought "What do I talk about?" Well, I've been thinking a lot about vacuum cleaners. Let me explain. I really have been trying to clean up my sewing room after reading the book "The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up". It gave me a different perspective on my stuff. I decided that DH was right, I have too much stuff. It's taken me 43 years to finally admit that he is right. I have too many kits. I was trying to get that big bag of stuff I bought over the last two years all sorted out and put away. The book says to put everything in one big pile first. Just so you know what you have. I had totally forgotten about 40% of what I have. I didn't put everything in one pile because the pile would be TOO BIG! I just wanted to get rid of that big bag on the floor. Some of the stuff I was given at a retreat. I don't really want it but it was free. It seems like at every retreat we get a bag of some sort. It is really hard for me to throw away a perfectly good bag. But I don't need twenty of them. I am in the (bad) habit of buying certain designers when ever they come out with a new design. While I was cleaning out I decided that I WILL NOT BUY ANYTHING THAT I DON'T LIKE. DUH! I will have to love something before I buy it. I know that sounds like a no-brainer, but I have purchased a lot of stuff I don't even like.
Then I thought about the kits that I have. They are like vacuum cleaners. They cost about the same and they are cluttering up my sewing room. Do I need a hundred vacuum cleaners? No of course not. This must be how DH sees my stash. Tons of vacuum cleaners taking up space. So whenever I see a new kit, I will ask myself, "Do I need another vacuum cleaner?" Do I love it? Don't even get me started on vacuum cleaner attachments (scrims)! With all the money I save by thinking before buying, I could be driving a Lexus.