Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Bits and pieces

I've collected several things over the years, and sometimes when my Mom knew I "liked" something it meant that I had to have EVERYTHING that had whatever on it.  As I get older I realize that the more I collect, the more I'll most likely have to dust, so I choose my collections carefully.

10. Sunflowers- I love sunflowers so there was a point when I HAD everything with sunflowers, even a pair of tights [now that was going to far]
  9.  Books-do you ever really stop collecting them-art history, museum guides from exhibits we've seen, etc.
  8.  Gone with the Wind "memorabilia" I have received everything from t-shirts to music boxes.  It's one of my favorite movies in terms of the cinematography rather than what the movie was supposed to represent-hey I was born in downtown Atlanta.
  6.  Yarn aka a stash-you have to be prepared for those long waits at the doctor's office, DMV, etc or when you get snowed in!
 5.  Fabric-see #6
 4.  Cookbooks-I've gotten rid of several over the years, and I kinda wished I hadn't, but when you run out of space, sometimes you have to cull the herd.
 3.  Magazines-I have some favorites, but like #4 sometimes you have to make choices on what you really want to keep.
 2. Knitting patterns and books-yep same problem.
 1. Pens- I love a nice writing pen

I'm sure there are other things I have that might be considered collections, but these are the ones that come to mind right now.

So what's collecting on your shelf?


  1. I forgot about books! I could fill an entire room with the collection we have amassed. I try to keep the knitting patters on my iPad so it keeps the clutter down.

  2. It seems like you use the same criteria for collecting that I do - will I really want to dust this?!

  3. Oh, cookbooks! Always a treasure . . . but . . . you're right. Sometimes you DO have to cull the herd!

  4. I didn't know about your GWTW collection! I'm finding it hard to keep collecting...not enough space and the "stuff" just seems...excessive? even the yarn - I no longer buy anything I don't have plans to knit into something right away.