Wednesday, June 25, 2008

How do you choose?????

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!


Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh I am soooooooo not the one to give advice in this area.........I took lots and lots with me on that Kansas City trip. It's just too hard to say NO to anything!!!! LOL

Jen said...

I don't think I could give up the scrapping for the duration, but your bag of an album is a good idea, even if all you could get done is skeletons of pages, think of how fast it would be to finish a pile when you were back home to your stuff. Your could limit yourself to a shoulder bag?

Are you the ladydoc taking the egg class at bps? I saw the name there and thought of you from the comments on my blog. If so, GREAT JOB!

Don't get too sunburned and have FUN, lucky you!

Bridgett said...

Well, I think you trip sounds fabulous and I am so happy that you will get to go away for a little R&R!
Decisions, decisions!! I think in order to figure out what you want to take (in the way of paper crafting) you should decide what projects you hope to complete, and then plan little "kits" accordingly. For example, if you want to make a few birthday cards, just grab a 2 gallon baggie and put all your supplies in it that would relate to birthdays: embellishments, titles, stamps, etc. and then just grab a small make-up case to toss in a few ink pads and things and consider it a mini-challenge to just use the things you bring!

Hope that helps!!!
Happy to be YOUR Angel!