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My book shelves are overloaded and I've been stashing fabric for decades. I've been thinking about this for a while and I'm ready to release custody of some of this stuff.

My goal for the new year is to significantly lighten my stash. I've got wools, brocades, etc, that I just won't have time to use in this lifetime and/or my taste has changed. I have books for stuff I'm no longer interested in and I just don't want to store it anymore. I'm even ready to get rid of the 4-harness loom and the weaving supplies. (Won't F get excited when there's more space in the garage for his stuff. heh.)

I even have an extensive tea cup collection I'm going to cull, but I may try to do that on Craiglist or E-bay.

And what do I have in all those kitchen cupboards anyway? Too much stuff.
And what about all that childhood stuff I've been packing around? the kids don't want it and I was supposedly saving it for them. The housecleaning fairies have been sucking that up nicely.

It feels like the right thing to do and I've been thinking about it for almost a year. I want to lighten my load. I think I will be able to breath easier if there's less stuff taking up my air. And I will feel better that the stashed fabric and unused books, etc, will go to people who will love it.

Besides, if I'm ever going to pursue the fantasy of becoming a gypsy triathlete/fiber teacher living out of a streamline and rolling around the country, I need to lighten my load, right?

Date: 2010-12-15 07:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dame-cordelia.livejournal.com
Brocades and books. Hmm, tempting thought.

Date: 2010-12-15 07:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] joycebre.livejournal.com
I joined the sewitsforsale yahoo group. It's really high traffic and I haven't sold the patterns I was trying to sell yet, but it's something to keep in mind if your craft stuff doesn't sell to people you know.

Date: 2010-12-15 08:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fighter-chick.livejournal.com
Ooo, I'd love to poke through your fabrics and books and perhaps purchase a few!

Date: 2010-12-15 11:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] broider-barones.livejournal.com
been looking for a good brocade for one of the "boat necked" houppeland (sp?) with the floor length sleeves from the book of hours

http://www.christusrex.com/www2/berry/f5v.html

love the blue one in the far back but any gemstone/rich tone would work

Yup.

Date: 2010-12-16 03:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dakini-bones.livejournal.com
“The things you own, end up owning you.”
Tyler Durden. Fight Club

Re: Yup.

Date: 2010-12-16 08:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thread-walker.livejournal.com
Yes. that's exactly how I feel.

Date: 2010-12-16 05:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] d-salie.livejournal.com
Purg! Purg! It's my MO during the winter months too. I'm in for a web/yard sale.

Date: 2010-12-16 10:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thread-walker.livejournal.com
we should coordinate. I'm going to drag my stash from garage to house right after christmas (like 12/27), take pictures, take measurements, web as much of it as I can and post a link here. I'm going to make a list of books with ISBN. ETC and web that as well. I don't expect to get all of it webbed, but more as a "this and more for sale" so people can get a feel of what's available. I want to have an open house in February, set it all up and invite people in. You can just bring your stuff over as the "and more". We can do cash purchases and price tags to keep it sorted. Maybe see if the rest of the household has stuff, too.

Out out out. Get that stuff out! Stop being pack-rats.

Date: 2010-12-16 10:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] helblonde.livejournal.com
Besides, if I'm ever going to pursue the fantasy of becoming a gypsy triathlete/fiber teacher living out of a streamline and rolling around the country, I need to lighten my load, right?

Or go with Callistotoni's solution: elephant train.

Good luck! We failed to cull enough before we moved and now the garage is filled with albatrosses that we'll get to... whenever we have a free weekend with no rain. Riiiight.

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