Today and tomorrow there are two jobs around here.
I want to do a massive clean-out before trash day on Friday. Get rid of LOTS of junk. That part is easy.
However, the other job for tomorrow is packing for 6 weeks at the shore.
Clothes are easy- I can use the washer/dryer at my brother's house so I don't need much.
Books are also easy- I will only need to take a few. The library down there has a sale rack where they sell paperbacks for 25¢ and hardbacks for 50¢. I buy several, read them all, donate them back and get some more. It doesn't cost me much, the library makes a little money and everyone comes out ahead.
BUT................what about scrapping/quilting/stamping/needlework?????
Well, I am taking one small quilt top to try to finish, one small quilted wall hanging to work on the quilting, and one cross stitch project to try to finish. Those are pretty easy.
The stamping/scrapping is the issue!!!! I made decision #1 a little while ago- no scrapping this summer. It would just take TOO much to get everything down there. Whether I will stick to this decision is questionable at this point, but we'll see. (I *do* have that album with almost everything I need for it in one big roller bag......)
Now, I *ONLY* have to decide which stamping stuff to take. There's stamps, pencils, watercolors, twinks, markers, stamp pads, paper, cardstock, watercolor paper, cuttlebug, stencils, embosing folders, dies, brads, eyelets, the crop-o-dile, the silent setter, paper cutters, scor-pal, silhouette, brushes, acrylic blocks, ribbons, and that's just the things that popped into my head faster than I could type them! And, we do not even want to THINK about how many items I have in some of the above categories!
Let me be clear here. We are renting a LITTLE house!!!! (The "Little house on the prarie" is huge by comparison!) It is a converted garage for a summer cottage. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this little house. It is perfect for me for summer. But it is LITTLE!!!!! I can only take a small portion of my stash. So, how do I choose?????????????
I'll let you know later what I decided. Any advice is surely welcome!
3 hours ago