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Monday, 7 September 2009


I'm in the process of getting rid of stuff in the craft room that I don't use. It's been a very difficult time! When I retired (I left work in 1999 but wasn't officially a pensioner until 2006) I wanted to 'do crafts'. So, I tried just about everything and bought tons of stuff. Now I realise that my favourites are hand embroidery, using my sewing machine and making cards. This means that I have to get rid of everything else. There are two reasons I want to get all the above mess sorted out, one is I will actually be able to use the room properly and the other is I really, really want to move house. I want a bungalow and I want to be nearer to my son and his wife. Graham being so ill this last two months has made me realise how alone we would be if anything happened to either of us. Yes, we have friends nearby but it would be unfair to expect them to do much for us when I have a perfectly good son and daughter in law!!! The picture above shows my craft room at it's worst, whenever I sort anything out it always gets worse before it gets better, I'm sure you find that too.

1 comment:

Peggy said...

Hi Ann, I am sorry to hear Graham is still not back to full health.I know we all get snowed under with craft stuff from time to time.I often get that feeling halfway through a particular cleaning out job 'why did I start this'!
Downsizing to a nice bungalow is a good idea too,we should be making our lives easier as we get older.
Best wishes