You know what? Most of that ain't happening. All that stuff was taking up precious room and was making me feel guilty. I have found someone who is going to take the excess fabric and yarn and most likely create wonderful items! Yay for her and a big yay for me!
I still have more than I probably need but it feels reasonable right now. I am making some changes in my life and this feels better than good, it feels GREAT!
When I was in my 20s, I knew older women who had plastic slipcovers because they wanted to "save" their furniture. Remember the episode of Everyone Loves Raymond where Marie finally took off the slipcovers and no one was comfortable?
That episode still makes me laugh but should I pride myself in not being a Marie now that I am about her character's age? I don't have slipcovers but what about the blouse I save "for good" or the squeaky shoes that I haven't thrown out just in case my favorite sandals break? With my craft supplies, I hope to never again debate about using a particular paper, yarn, or fabric because that item is no longer available. I want to use it all and fun doing it! Something else always comes along, so why have I been holding on to what no longer works for me, figuratively if not literally?
I'm off to tackle another room. Contact me if you have some Tupperware without a lid or Gladware that is too good to throw out yet but have more lids than bottoms. I might have what you need in my "out" pile.
I like this last graphic. If I add this to avoiding the news on TV, my mind should feel both rested and happy to the Nth degree again!