But hopefully not a dollar short!
I am in my twelfth week of pregnancy and going into my seventh week straight of nausea. I’m starting to get testy and run down. Yesterday’s post did not make it to print because I spent the day asleep. Whenever I sit down, I nod right off. If whatever hormonal liqueur that is causing this could be distilled down for insomniacs I would make a fortune!
In lieu of sewing I am decluttering my craft stuff. Fabric, patterns, books, and tools I have done so far. Got rid of a lot of patterns and fabric, but hardly any tools or books. Those are important resources and I just tidied them.
Now for my next to last craft declutter:beads.
I used to bead quite a lot but now I don’t for various reasons. As I looked through my stash I realized that most of it reflected my tastes from an earlier stage of life, and I get discouraged when I sift through trying to find things I like. I got real with myself and got rid of half of my stash. It hurt a little because I kept thinking, “Hey, I paid money for that!” Really cool beads are not cheap.
After I had sifted the donate from the keep I felt so much better that I even picked up a beading magazine which I haven’t done for years. Just knowing what I have and where it is left me some clarity and a renewed interest in making jewelry.
Now I have only one more craft-related declutter. Going through unfinished projects and deciding which I want to keep and which to move on. That is the hardest for me because I see where I have invested time.
Next Post: Thursday, April7, 2011: Gathering up those UFO’s.