Hello All! How’s it going?
Last week, I blogged about a fabric I love… this 100% rayon Batik.
and a pattern I hate… McCall’s M7080.
I’m allowed to hate a pattern, right?
I offered to give it away. Guess what… NO TAKERS! Hundreds of views and not a bite. You’d think I was trying to sell ICE at the North Pole. GOT THAT McCALL’S?
But I won’t dispair, instead it will go to a charity shop. For that matter, I plan on sending quite a few things to the charity shop in the coming month. I have time off work the end of June and a proper purging of the house contents is in order. Maybe there is someone out there who will need my “stuff” (and this pattern).
I seem to go through a spring cleaning every year, but this year while making many trips to visit our parents, to help empty out their home of 40 years worth of “stuff”, I have had a revelation. What is important about my “stuff”? Pretty much nothing!
We need food, water, shelter. We need enough clothing so we don’t have to do our laundry naked. We need work, a hobby, rest, companionship. Boatloads of “stuff” isn’t ever going to give us that.
Uncertain if I was having a mental breakdown, I googled “give away my stuff” and found this blog post – “Why you should give away 50% of your stuff“. Apparently I am not going crazy. I love the lines from this article “… you are not your stuff.” and “… it will never love you back.”
I remember doing a big closet clean out in April of 2015, blogged here: “I was ruthless…” Now it seems I didn’t go far enough. So the first long break I have from work the end of June – the purging starts and off to the charity shop it goes!
If you could only possess a few frivolous “things” what would they be? Mine would be my Mother’s and my Aunt Helen’s antique sewing machines. I’ll have to show you those machines someday!
P.S. Since I was travelling last weekend and not sewing, I didn’t accomplish much on my shirt. I have to do the collar, sleeves and hemming next.
Let me tell you though, I’m still happy with it! 😍