- posted 1 year ago
Bill and I hope to sell our house this year. At 84 we feel it's just to much for us. Before we can put the house on the market we have to do some sorting out. The biggest job is is my sewing room and stash. I have put together a big bag of assorted cotton scraps and fair size pieces, around 1/2 yard size to give to a friend who has a lot of quilting friends. I've been going through patterns and whittled it down to about 10 that I'm most likely to continue make. The rest I've given away or for one reason or another thrown away. I have some fabric in the stash that I will probably donate to the middle school, some I will use and some I have to make a decision about. I have 2 Kenmore sewing machines I don't use because I just don't. Those are going to my 16 y o grandson who is fascinated by sewing machines. My very first machine, a small singer I'll keep. I'll also keep my viking and serger. I decided that the only fabric I will buy will be for something I plan on sewing as soon as the fabric is in the house. It doesn't make sense to build a big stash again. It's not easy saying that I'm giving up so many things,but the reality is, I don't sew much as I use to and that I get overwhelmed by the volume of Stuff in that room. We will be looking for a 2 bedroom apt in the area and I just will not have the space for a lot. The rest of the house is in good shape. We have always made it a habit to clean out once a year. I don't want my children to have to make the decisions I had to make when my mom had to be moved to a nursing home. I had to throw out so many things that were just not worth saving and decide what other things go where. Years ago we made a list for the kids as to who we want to have some things; that they are to take what they want and get rid of the rest when the time comes to do so. Life is strange, we spend years filling up a home with things and months try to decide what is really important and necessary for comfort. I'm looking forward to moving because I know it's time.