The previous two years I went to the Rosemont Quilt show, and last year I went to the Bead and Button show in Milwaukee. I was also stopping at Joanne Fabrics a couple (at least) of times a month. This year I'm lucky if I stop at Joanne's once a month, and I skipped the quilt show; the bead and button show is going on this week, and I have no urge to go up there.
I did miss going to the quilt show this year, but mostly for the company; I had been going with a group of friends, and it was a fun day out.
I had been spending an amazing amount on my needlework but I finally found something completely engrossing in temari. Now I’m wanting to get rid of some things; my crazy quilting supplies, the needle felting stuff, and the polymer clay stuff. I’ve discovered that those activities do not satisfy in the same way as temari; I guess I had been searching. I seem to need more of a framework to thrive.
I'm not sure how to get rid of the stuff. I want to make sure it goes to "good homes," somewhere it will be loved and used. I've been considering eBay, or Freecycle, or give-aways. I asked about a classified add in our guild newsletter. I usually give old clothing and household items to thrift stores; but that would not work for this. I'm getting so frustrated, I even threw away a couple of (primitive style) patterns. (I can hardly turn around in my sewing room, it's not an inspiring place right now.)
I finished a temari last night, I will show you when the recipient receives it.