Not much going on in this here neck of the woods. Nothing really news-worthy, anyway. It's been VERY hot and dry here, and the drought conditions are getting worse every day. We had the first rain today that we've had since January! That is a LONG time. Thank you, God!
I have a WIP that I've been working on a little bit, but really haven't been in the stitching mood. Actually I have several WIPS going, but this is the one I've been working on lately. It's called "It's Berry Time" and it's by Blackbird Designs. The color in this picture is horrible, but hopefully you can get the idea.
I'm still working on organizing and purging around here. I honestly have too much stuff. TOO. MUCH. STUFF. I have clothes I haven't worn in years, shoes I don't even like, I never change purses, and have a ton of them, etc....not counting all the other things. I need a professional organizer to come here and help me. Actually I'm a pretty organized person. It's just that I have this MAJOR sentimental side of me that has a very hard time getting rid of things that mean something to me. I have so many of my grandmother's and mother's things. I feel "guilty" if I don't keep them. I truly do. How does one handle that kind of situation? I have my mom's complete collection of Jim Shore figurines. I love Jim Shore and had a few pieces myself before she passed away. She left ALL of hers to me. Don't get me wrong - I love them. But I had to buy a curio cabinet to be able to display them all. I don't WANT them all (there must be 100). I can't believe I said that. *sigh*
Now, all the vintage hankies, dishes, teacups, gorgeous hat pins, vintage linens and lace (LOVE THESE) things like that? You couldn't pry those out of my hands. I love them all. BUT, they are just in boxes. I need a vision. I need to find a way to show them off or incorporate them into my home. I LOVE those kinds of things. I just don't know how to show them off and use them in my decor.
Pictures.....old black and white pictures of people. I have TONS of them....an entire big rubbermaid container full, and I have no clue who they are. There is nobody left to ask, so they just sit here. I feel guilty just throwing them away. I mean, they are way cool, because I love things like that. But .....
Oh well, I could go on and on about the things I have here that I need to do something with. Anyone want to come live with me for awhile and help me? I'll trade stuff for your ideas and help! LOL (I'm serious!) This does NOT include my fabric, though. Sowwy. That's mine all mine! ;) (Well I might be able to be talked into giving you SOME of it. LOL)
I truly would love to hear your thoughts, ideas and comments about these things before I go bats worrying about it. C'mon....help me out, k? Speak! (or type!) :)
Love and hugs from Texas,