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....(:


until next time.....

3 comments:

Red said...

What a sweet baby! One of our favorite family memories is of our pet goat Valentine who later became Ramses cause he did a lot of that. He broke into the house while we were gone and when we came home he was sitting on the couch and had eaten every one of my house plants!!!!

Exuberant Color said...

Obviously you and I don't use the rule 'if you haven't used it in a year, get rid of it'. You've seen some of my stash hiding places...and there are some I don't share.

Anonymous said...

Are you a goat hoarder too, petting zoo here we come
Dad