Then I looked into my studio/craft room and noticed a similar situation (except not nearly so neat!). And for some reason it suddenly hit me. I have too much STUFF. It's all stuff I want, it's all stuff I like and it's all useful stuff. But a lot of it is stuff I don't use. Granted, the amount of time I've had available to use my stuff has been severely limited over the past few months. But that's not a valid reason. There's stuff in the studio/craft room that I have never used. I have a very creative friend who does a lot of creating with paper, something I also love to do. She bought a Cuttlebug and has really enjoyed using it. So nothing would do but I had to have a Cuttlebug. I've used it one time. I used a few old keys on some collages I did so when I saw a key ring of old skeleton keys at a junk store, I just had to buy them - all 20 of them. And I haven't used a skeleton key on anything since then. But I have 20 keys just in case. I went through a spell of making handmade journals with fabric covers. They were beautiful and I made a lot of them. And I really want to get back to making them. But I have TWO large containers that fit under my bed that are full of fat quarters of fabric and I haven't made a book in over a year. I could probably make 200 books without ever repeating a piece of fabric for the cover. I could probably make 400 books without running out of fabric. And now all of this stuff is beginning to paralyze me. I can't sit down at my craft table and start on something without having to clean it off first. And there is no where to put the things I move off the table. But when I try to decide what to get rid of, my brain shuts down.
And today a friend gave me a $10 gift card for Michaels.
Joy Journal: A friend who will give you gift cards for no reason!