Friday, September 2, 2011
hoard or collection???
I have always been a keeper of things. Even as a child I held on to things that most kids wouldn't keep. I have a lot of boxes marked "stuff", because that is what is in them...stuff. As I have gotten older I have a lot more stuff. A lot of people would consider it hoarding. But i don't see it that way.
I have always been a crafter so that explains a lot of my things that I keep. When I was in my teens I made earrings and wreaths. Then I started cross stitch, where I quickly learned that only those with bionic eyes can do this craft for hours on end. Then I started doing rubber stamps, I made cards and bookmarks and more cards. Then came the scrap booking, I have a huge rubbermaid tote full of fancy card stock, stickers, paper punches and this list goes on. Then I moved on to knit and crochet and this is where the hoarding/collecting really began. Yarn, yarn, yarn....It took over our home..... Literally.... I had yarn shoved in every corner of my house, buckets full of yarn in the garage. Every garage sale and thrift store that I went to I bought all the yarn I could find. My list of hobbies continues.... jewelry making, sewing, spinning, canning, gardening......
I cant be the only one who struggles with this right???
Now before y'all call the show Hoarders for me please know that I don't have junk from floor to ceiling in my house. I don't have 14 storage units that my family doesn't know about or any of that other crazy stuff.... Or do I...... ((:
So how do y'all handle your collections???.... yes I said collections, cause its such a nice word, much nicer than hoarding...
I really enjoy my hobbies and don't plan on stopping anytime soon, but I am trying to control the over abundance of stash and supplies. trying.....yea right (:
I leave you with a picture of my latest hoard.... a new goat.... Her name is Pudge and she is so sweet and adorable. I now have 37 goats....(: