--You visit a fabric shop more than 2 times a week, for nothing in particular
--You visit a quilt shop more than 2 times a week, for nothing in particular
--and because of the previous reasons, every store employee knows your name
--Your 2 year old can say the names and recognizes the buildings of your favorite stores when you arrive-- "Yo'Wans"-Joann's, Kankcok-Hancocks, "Wub-fwabwics"-Webfabrics
--Every time you look through your fabric stash it's like Christmas all over again, because there's many that you forgot you had
--Not one room in your house is without "something you made", a sewing notion, fabric, crafts etc.
--Your work area spills into the Dining table and your husband has to ask you politely if he can eat at the table because he knows better than to touch and move your stuff
--Your children automatically eat in the living room because they know Mommy's important sewing things are on the table
--You have 3 copies of 1 book because you fail to check your large stash of books already
--You have 2 copies of the same magazine issue because you once again failed to check your
--You fill 6 drawers full to the brim with thread because you think you'll use them all in this lifetime
--You hunt through your local thrift store and Goodwill shops for fabric and bedsheets to use for sewing, on a daily basis
--You scour etsy & search for all the sewing & quilting patterns in PDF Format that you can buy because you can't wait for it to arrive through snail mail
--You scour the blogs for any sewing or quilting tutorials
--You purchase ink, sheet protectors and copy paper once a week because your printer is working hard printing the tutorials
--and because of those previous reasons, you've got the "index finger syndrome"--from clicking your mouse, your down arrow or your select key too many times, for a long time, searching for patterns/tutorials
--and like your fabric stash, when you look through all your patterns it's like Christmas all over again
--Last, you eat, sleep, S**T sewing & quilting 24/7
*I can't think of anymore, but I know I'm missing things....this is where you all come in. Add to the list, make it fun. Some of these may not apply to you, or some of these may apply to you, but for me, they ALL surely do apply to me. I'm slowly trying to go through this list and make sure that by New Years I can say that none of these apply to me--I've already fixed the eating at the table part. We all can eat there now!--at least for now. Is there anything you can add to the list?
--Where and why did this list come about? I was re-organizing again and looking to see if I needed to purge once more. Well I completely forgot about the fabrics I had stowed away behind the drawers and behind the doors of my wall units, so while going through them I was amazed at all of the items that I found, that I thought I didn't have or that I just went to the store and purchased because I forgot I had it. It was truly the saying "Out of Sight, Out of mind"
What did I find you ask? Well, I found, yards and yards and piles of true vintage fabrics and feedsacks--I completely forgot about that. Even more kid themed fabrics, even more fleece, and even more odd and end fabrics. I even found really old quilt blocks that I was saving to turn into a quilt. It was an early Christmas present to me! Hooray! To those that can relate...doesn't it feel good to find this stuff??!! I LOVE IT! This is why I organize often....Just to look back and find old treasures that will be new once more.
I hate posting without pics so I leave you with photos from my find. Try not to drool. J/K, but do check back here later this week. I'll be hosting another giveaway, but this time for my purged items!--There is no junk here SISTA! Be sure not to miss it-- An early Christmas present from me to you :)
There's more than that, but I wanted to save them for a certain giveaway..... ;) Ta Ta for now.