7 September 2010
I could take it no more - today I buried myself in the endless depths of my sewing and fabric storage cupboard. It's not as big as it sounds, but I have managed to collect a lot over the years and lately when I walk into my sewing space I have been feeling somewhat overwhelmed. Too much stuff, to put it simply. I love finding a use for things, which is why I save this and that. However there comes a time when I just cannot function properly and then the mini-tornado starts. I don't consider myself a clutterbug, it's just the reuse/recycle mantra that is firmly embedded in my psyche.
I am often amazed at the lengths some people will go to sell off a bit of fabric for $2 on our national auction site (I'm not judging, it just seems like a whole lot of effort for nothing...). I have two huge boxes of fabric (which must equate to 20-30m at least) as well as clothes for the local SPCA shop. I give a fair amount to charity shops in my own area, but if ever I muster up a good haul like today then I make the effort to drive over the bridge to the charity shop that raises funds for the animals. I just have to watch I don't bring as much back with me!
Already I am feeling invigorated by this morning's efforts. Did you know clutter drains your energy and clouds your mind? If you're feeling this way, I highly recommend this book. It's gold. I still distinctly remember the first time I got hold of a copy (about ten years ago), and before I'd even finished it I was cleaning and clearing, and did so for a solid week like a woman possessed. The more I cleared the more energy surfaced.
In the photo above I've circled an image - it's my childhood pet chicken, Camelia....wearing a dress. Camelia, if you are listening up there in the birdy heavens - please forgive me.