Monday, July 22, 2013

It is absolutely INCREDIBLE how much CRAP I've accumulated since I've started quilting (which I THINK was nearly 20 years ago).  I've been trying to organize, sort, give away, donate, ditch, etc. and it hardly seems I've made a DENT!!  I used to jokingly say I was buying for retirement but think I ultimately wound up buying for 20 folks' retirements!  I NEED to tell our fearless leader at our church quilt group not to buy fabric EVER AGAIN as I'm fairly certain I can supply any and all needs in that dept.  But the sorting and packing are extremely slow when you're doing it by yourself (or at least for me it is) and I get to the point where I say to myself  'why bother? you'll NEVER get it done'.  So many times, I just want to give up and leave it and go somewhere where no one will know me. 

It's so hard to believe that I'm coming up on a year without Frank.  That'll be the 11th of next month.  I miss him more with all of this.  He would've had this all packed up two weeks ago.  But whenever anything needs a little work, I must do it (and believe me, I have NO clue what I'm doing).  If there's lawn stuff that needs attention (besides mowing, I have someone do that), I must do it.  If something breaks, it's up to me to try to figure it out or just leave it broken.  I had the exterior of the house painted last week and had to deal with the workers here.  It's just really hard when you've had a hubby that was relatively handy at things (as well as who spoiled me rotten) and he's not there anymore.  It really would be easy to just leave.....

I have been contributing to the AAQI cause.  Their very successful run is coming to an end so if you are at all interested in contributing to Alzheimer's research, go have a look.  They still have lots of cute little quilts left.  I just received this one in the mail today (reminded me of my best friend who moved to TX from MN and returned there when her hubby retired).  Very cute!


NanaNor's said...

Hi Sherrill, I haven't walked your path before but I have had friends that have and it makes me so thankful for our health. I can't even imagine living life alone; my hat is off to you. As for sorting quilting fabric, I've only been quilting 12 years but have so much and it is a mess. Hugs to you as you have to do all those things we weren't meant to do!
Hugs, Noreen

StitchinByTheLake said...

Sherrill I've made sorting my fabric a quarterly event and still I have a hard time getting rid of fabric that I bought back in the late 90s. Good grief, why is this so hard? blessings, marlene