Sunday, October 12, 2008

I Am A Collector

I spent another day cleaning my studio.  I'm all done except one corner.  I miscalculated how many corners I had left.  You see, my studio has four dormer windows which jut out from the room.  Each dormer has two corners.  So my studio room has twelve corners, not just four like an ordinary room.  And I tend to pile things in corners, hence a very time-consuming cleaning weekend.  I vow to start putting things away when I'm through with them.  Now that I've written it here, I'm hoping I'll actually do it.  I'll keep you posted.

While cleaning and sorting, I realized what a collector I am.  I collect bottle caps:

I collect clothing labels.  I'm not sure what I'll do with them, but they'll probably end up on an art quilt someday.

I collect little tins leftover from tea, mints, eyeglasses, whatever.  Again, I'm not sure what I'll do with them, but someday I might need them.  I should store the bottle caps in them.

I collect Pillsbury Doughboy memorabilia.  Did I mention that I am a two time finalist in the Pillsbury Bake-Off?  In 1998, I was a finalist for my recipe for Lebanese Pizza, winning a trip to Orlando to compete.  In 2000, I was a finalist for my recipe for Pesto Crescent Twists with Pesto Spread.  I won a trip to San Francisco to compete this time, and was actually a Category Winner, going home with $10,000.  I was within four people of winning the grand prize of ONE MILLION DOLLARS!  But I try not to think about that.
And of course, I collect fabric.  What quilter doesn't?  (This is only about half of my stash.) Maybe now you understand a bit more about why I'm undertaking this No Buying Challenge.  I already have SO MUCH!  I'm so very proud of myself.  No cheating yet.  I did buy some new clothes last week, but I promise I won't cut them up to make a quilt.  Now I may pull out the labels though...

Do you have any strange collections?  Let me know, and maybe I won't feel like a hoarder.

1 comment:

Joan said...

Wow that many corners -glad I only have 4 in my craft room to stack things in. Well done in maintaining your ban on fabric buying. As a scrappers I collect many things for scrapping.I also collect bunnikins and anything to do with gingerbread men .Well done on your competition winning .