I have my face in the naughty corner--truely--I have been absent for three weeks mainly because I have had nothing to show you or tell you either.
After the excitement of our anniversary celebrations I was left feeling flat and nothing that I did could change the feeling.
My crafting room was like a black hole that enveloped me--no matter what I tried to do there was nothing.
Last week I realised that this cluttered mess which is where I am supposed to be creative was the reason for how I was feeling.
How can one have a creative mind when one is surrounded by all this STUFF.
I have heard it said before that a cluttered room leads to a cluttered mind and I believe that now.
I have spent all week sorting out and boxing up all this stuff.
I have 12 archival boxes of stuff (what a great word) which I have taken out to the garage and I will go through them and sort out what I will keep and what I will get rid of.
Some things I have brought and never used--make that lots of things-and I will never use them because I no longer am interested in what I got them for in the first place.
I have to make the decision as to what I want to do in the future--I know that hand embroidery is one of them and also felting as well.
I am not doing free machine embroidery anymore so I don't need all those hundreds of machine embroidery threads--just some of them will do.
I am not using my stamping gear anymore because the cards that I make are mainly fabric collaged ones-so a lot of stamps are out.
I have enough books to fill a library-some of them I haven't even read-they must be sorted out as well.
So to cut a long story short I am feeling a lot better about everything and that black cloud of discontent is slowly lifting and I am sure that I will be back stitching and creating very soon.
Thanks to everyone for caring and I will try to be a better blogger ----soon.