Thursday, August 13, 2009

Don't turn around or they'll multiply

I am still in my mass cleaning mode after the yard sale this past weekend and I have been preparing clothing and items to be donated to our local charity. The more I gather things, the more I notice the multiples of things. I wonder if it is just crafters that tend to have multiples versions of items. Then, I step back and see all the Philadelphia Eagles shirts my husband keeps so it's not just us. But, here are some items I'm seeing. See if you can shake your head and say... yep, me too.

Fabric, threads and scissors...
This goes without saying for a quilter. I'm sure there are a lot of quilters out there that see the same thing. But, when I step back and look at my quilting items, I'm amazed at the multiples. I must have 6 different quilting rulers that are all square and 4 different types of longer rulers. 3 shades of tan threads and multiple other colors. And fabric... I could spend a whole posting on that but you get the picture.

Die Cutters...
When you love making cards, die cutting shapes go hand in hand. But when I was cleaning out the office area I came across my silhouette die cutting machine that I had disconnected when my previous pc crashed. I kinda forgot about it (don't know how) and recently reconnected it and have been using it a lot lately. But, I also have the smaller slice machine and another manual die cutter. Each one serves it purpose and does more than the other but when I step back and look through my husbands eyes, why the duplication.

Dongles...
Yes dongles. Being in the IT field, I understand the need to secure your software so that it is not pirated or distributed. But lately, I've noticed a lot of software packages for crafts using dongles. Ok, so now I need to figure out which dongle I need to insert to use which software package. I have 4 dongles. I have some higher end software packages that do not use dongles. Maybe it's just the crafters, maybe they just share items too much. Look at the photo, I'm trying to use different color ribbons for each dongle.


Digital files...
If you embroider, there are a multitude of free files out there to download and use. However, if you are not careful, you'll start amassing gigs of files on your computer. Not to mention the digital die cutting files and the digital scrapbooking files. Heck, I'm going to need an external hard drive just to house all those files. I'm running out of back up cds :-)

Caterpillars...
Ok, I just had to throw this one in. Hubby has been faithfully checking the milkweed plant for Monarch eggs. When I last posted, I had one or two. Now, we have probably 8 eggs in waiting and 3 caterpillars already. Pretty soon, we'll need to move to the larger Tupperware container :-)



Closing thoughts...
If you are still with me after all those topics, thanks for hanging in there! Now it's time to go to work and then back to cleaning and trying to remove some of these multiplications. If I can't remove the crafting multiplications, at least I can remove all the other household items. Heck, all it's doing is making more room for crafting!! Just kidding.. have a great day!

Thanks for stopping by!
~*~Trish~*~

1 comment:

  1. Well Trish, I can identify with some of your "problems" here at the cottage. We seem to come up here with a Toyota Armada, full to the brim with cottage supplies!
    We thought when we first came here to the lake that that first trip was..."We'll never have to do THIS again" kind of trip.
    Now considering that all these items are here...they seem to assimilate into the walls I swear.
    It's a part of life...

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