Whoever created and produced the TV show 'Hoarders' is to be commended. One or two episodes have changed my way of thinking and quite possibly my life style - my life-long addiction to collecting and gathering. Observing the sad and pathological storing of stuff, as seen through the eyes of the afflicted, the helpers, the counselors, the clean-out crew, etc. has really impacted me! Earlier in the week I started cleaning, sorting and TOSSING out! I was appalled at some of the things that I discovered - such as a tower for a computer that hasn't worked in approximately 10 years! And this - OMG. I thought that I might like to learn how to hook a rug. Okie-dokey!
This bag contains three pewter pieces - a tea set. I am sure that it might interest one who collects pewter. (clears throat) I do NOT collect pewter, and yet - here it is, proof positive that I am unable to say no.
In my defense, it needs to be said that some of this comes from my mother who is actively cleaning and clearing out. She always seems so chest-fallen, so dejected, when I say no to things (like the PEWTER!). Easier to say yes and throw it in the back of the SUV. Anyway, I am having my first yard sale. So if you are in the vicinity of the Hudson River Valley, Ulster or Dutchess county areas, c'mon over. EVERYTHING is up for grabs! And I mean everything from books to fabric to foot massagers to empty tins! Cheep, cheep because you are doing ME a favor! Please, take it away!!!!
I spent some of the day making more shower presents for Hilary to take to her stepsister's event. It makes me dizzy with happiness that she seems to enjoy the things that I create, as this has not always been so. My little girl is beginning to show signs of genuine domestication! She's always been very particular about her living space. Her taste is sophisticated - clean lines, good fragrances, less is more. She is expanding. She is cooking! She calls for fresh produce from my garden, "don't forget the basil" and while this may sound silly or insignificant to some, it is very potent for me. We are discovering common ground. I feel that our relationship is shifting and expanding and I treasure every moment!
Hot peppers with a hot mat in the background.
Hilary liked the apron that I made so much that she asked for her own. And, speaking of aprons, tomorrow I will make little slips of paper with your names on them and then throw them into a bag. High tech stuff. I appreciate your comments so much! It doesn't seem fair to choose just one person. But that's how we roll!