The great purge of 2013 continues. Yesterday’s targets were the main bathroom and my sewing stash.
This is about a quarter of my fabric and trims. The rest was actually properly sorted away, and there are a few in-progress projects with my sewing machine. (And my sewing machine seems to be working again! Yay!)
I’ve learned some things while doing this purge:
- I will never be a quilter. I may, however, still try to make a Hello Kitty lap quilt using a simple pattern. And I will definitely finish the 2012 Craftsy Block of the Month Quilt… eventually.
- As much as I really, really love the Aunt Martha towels, I think this is a hobby I’m just going to have to let go. I’ve got one more towel to do, and once it is done I will send my paints to Goodwill.
- I think beading is pretty, but I don’t like to do it. Thankfully, my mom has really taken to making beaded jewellery. I will probably finish the bracelet I’m working on and a couple of small projects from A Needle Pulling Thread, and I think that will be it for me.
- I really don’t like using acrylic yarn for anything other than toys. I know that makes me sound a bit like a yarn snob, but it is how I feel. Actually, that isn’t totally true. I do have some very soft acrylic and acrylic blend sock yarn that I do like.
- While Tunisian crochet is an interesting technique and looks lovely, I just don’t like doing it.
What it comes down to, I think, is that I need to decide exactly what hobbies I enjoy the most and I need to focus on them. Sure, I can paint towels and make beaded things, but ultimately I’d rather spend my time cross stitching or knitting.
Oh yeah, and I’m never sewing fleece with my sewing machine again!