Monday, June 13, 2016

How many is too many?

I recently read The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo.  While I agree with most of her premise, I'm not sure I can buy in to getting rid of so many photos. I would rather scan them and own them all in digital format than whittle nearly 60 years of living into one small box.

While I was reading the book, though, I kept picturing my quilting studio. I didn't know at the time that I was about to buy a long-arm machine, but that has since happened (that's another blog post for later!). Clearing out a room to move a machine that takes up 6' x 14' of space, creates a whole new way of looking at items.  I decided to take apart every project box, travel kit, etc. and put like items together. Which leads me to this:

Exactly how many seam rippers, rotary cutters, and scissors does one need?!  There are a couple in here that have sentimental value, such as the small pair of scissors given to me by my mother-in-law 25 years ago and my mother's Ginghers. I'm okay with owning different sizes of rotary cutters as well, as they have different uses. I'm even okay with duplicates so I have a set for my travel case and at home, but I think I may have a collecting problem. :)  

A little confession here. I've since found more scissors and rotary cutters. Here's a picture of my original rotary cutter. I don't even like the type of cutter where you press down and it engages the blade, so why am I keeping this?! It certainly doesn't "spark joy" so I believe it will be finding a new home soon.  

I also have abundant quantities of pins and needles. Anyone else out there have this problem? Solutions?