In my part of the world we say you are a fool if your passion for a pursuit overcomes all practical sense. I am a stitching fool, and I stitch foolishness.

Monday, June 18, 2012


It hit me today--for no apparent reason--that six months from this date I reach a milestone birthday.

And tomorrow is Dearly Beloved's and my thirty-sixth wedding anniversary. For those who said it wouldn't last, well, we're still here. Probably crankier than ever, but still here.

I don't set goals or make resolutions because the very minute I do, something comes along that makes it impossible to do what I set out to do.  It is likely my own contrariness, but it happens.

However, I think I'm going to see if I can get rid of some things that have been weighing me down in the next six months.  It's time to start going through this accumulation of Stuff and Nonsense. I want to downsize, keeping those things which I believe to be useful and know to be beautiful.

Obviously, this does not include needlework of any sort.

But Dearly Beloved had better get a haircut soon or he's going to be out of the beautiful category.


  1. Happy anniversary, Ann, to you and DB.

    Don't worry about that upcoming birthday. I hit that one already.

    Know what you mean about downsizing by cleaning out some things. I think my stimulus came after cleaning out my father's apartment last year. I've made several trips to Goodwill, but have much more to sort through.

    Would love to see a photo of your grandson.

  2. I too look around and wonder where all this stuff came from!?
    I keep a box out for Goodwill that I try to drop stuff in. When it is full it goes to them. I need to be a little more proactive :)

  3. Happy Anniversary Ann! My DH & I also celebrated our 36th wedding anniversary this year. How can it be that 36 years have come & gone so quickly? Honestly, it sounds as if I could've written your post. I also want to downsize & never make resolutions. I have a milestone birthday in another year & a few months.