Crazy as a Loom

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Organizational skills


I hate to admit it, but my husband may be on to something.
I think I have a problem.
I really may not live long enough to weave all this fabric.
This was the attic over the older part of the house. As you can see, it is quite the mess.


So yesterday, Tammy and I spent some time trying to organize it.
And it was hot up there. I bought some of those plastic shelves from Home Depot, and they were a huge help.



Some of the fabric is loose, or rolled into balls, and so that fabric is in the totes.



This is a very old and original window, circa 1790.


We worked on it again today, and finished it up. I think we did a darn good job.
Now if this were all the fabric I had, it might not be bad. But it is only about 1/3 of it. And that doesn't count the socks, and the selvedge. Oh, dear.
Do you think I have an addiction of sorts?? Fabric, fabric, fabric. Weft.
Tammy counseled me today, she told me that I shouldn't buy one bit of fabric to weave rugs with, until I have used all this up.
That's pretty funny.
No, but seriously, I am going to try not to buy any more.
Moderation in all things, right.
Balance.
Do you think it is too late to work on myself this way? Or should I just throw in the towel, and accept that this is just who I am.
My father, was a junk dealer. I grew up with a barn full of antiques attached to the house. He scoured the countryside for them, and he couldn't stop.
All my life, I have been asked, "Aren't you Morty Cooper's daughter?"
Well, I guess it is obvious that I am.
Antiques or fabric, does it really matter?

9 comments:

need_a_latte_mom said...

Honey, I hate to say it but you had better get weaving! Although I have to say that I have over 300lbs of sock ends that have been traveling with me for the past 12 years. They are well traveled socks...Virginia, North Carolina, Michigan and now back to Virgnia. Maybe that will make them more valuable?

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Fabrics Anonymous? Just saying... maybe you need help. LOL

Candy Duell said...

I think there is a 12 step program for the fabric addiction, I am looking into it myself :)

Delighted Hands said...

You have a healthy weakness because it inspires you to create instead of vegetate! I laughed about organizing the attic-it still had the same amount but you feel better about it because it is neater......that has to say something, I just don't know what!!!

bspinner said...

Welcome to the club. With weavers, crocheters and knitters it yarn or strips of fibers. Quilters and sewers I understand have a problem with aquiring to much fabric. It's no fun if we don't have enough for a couple of life times.

India said...

My father is a hamster and I have all my life tried not to be like him but I know I have the gene, I am constant working against my inheritance. I belive you are happier living out your true personality than I am in constant denial.

Sharon said...

I gave you an award and you can pick it up the next time you stop by my blog.

Donna S. said...

O MI GOODNESS!! LOL. And here I am just starting to weave & trying to collect some supplies. Been helping parents move & get into safer digs so funds are a little tight. But, I will get there. No, not "there" where you are. LOL. My house isn't big enough for that kind of inventory. I say I am building up supplies to keep me busy when I retire.

Hilary said...

ok, Donna.......you're just building up supplies for when you retire....yup, ok..........hmm, I think I actually said that!

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