I need to become a card carrying member of SA... or maybe start my own chapter! I started cleaning out my sewing closet on Wednesday, because I couldn't find my Addi lace knitting needles. I know I put them someplace very safe and secure! I realized that I have a whole lot of stuff that I'll never use. I found a baby blanket that I started when Alison was pregnant with Eva. Today is Eva's 6th birthday... I think I'm a little late!
Anyway, I started dividing all my goodies into bags... what a mess! I have a bag of quilt fabric that I'm going to give to my friend Nancy. Her third grade students make butterfly pillows every year after they finish their quilt unit. I have three bags of acrylic yarn that I'm going to give to my friend Marilynn. She knits beautifully and is allergic to wool... can't even knit with it! I've become a yarn snob and only like to knit with fingering or lace weight wool. I force myself to knit with cotton so I can have the dishcloths I love to use. We'll have a new home ec teacher next fall, right out of college. I met her yesterday, and she said she would love to have some supplies to play with... I've set aside four bags of fabric and three paper bags of old patterns... some duplicates and I blush to say one triplicate! I have 3 bags of UFOs, one bag of yarn I just know I'll use some day, and a basket filled with enough flannel to make 32 baby blankets. I've started making the closet look neat, but the room is trashed!
TattingChic wanted to see my tatting supplies... well, some of them are on the two shelves you see close up. When I finish cleaning up this mess, I'll share prettier pictures. Of course, now that I'm in the middle of this major project, all I want to do is tat!
By the way, I also have trash, er... stash in the guest bedroom closet, my closet, and my bedroom. Oh, and the knitting needles... haven't found them yet!
I'm a retired elementary computer teacher/librarian, mother to four, grandmother to seven. I love lace. I love books. I love to collect. Now that I'm retired, I know I'll never be bored because I have so many interests, as well as the goodies I need to indulge my whims!