Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Well, today, I put a partial deposit on my apartment so they will hold it until I can sign the lease.  Then I came home and started packing.  I tell you, it's hard to pack with cats in the house.  I no sooner get an empty box inside, there is a cat in it.  So I get another box so I can at least pack, then the other cat gets in it.  I can't win for least with the cats.  My dog, Kiddo, stays in bed under the covers because it is cold here right now.  So cold that I am wearing a sweatshirt while I am packing.  At least, the movement will help keep me warm.

Anyway back to the packing. I have packed 2 medium boxes of leaflets and magazines  as well as several magazine holders of my stash.  And I still have quite a bit to go.  I never realized that I had that much stash until I started packing it.  When I am settled, I will have to go through it and maybe get rid of some of it....the charts that I will never stitch.  I've tried this before and I never got rid of any because I just might need that chart later.  I guess I will start with the duplicates that I have of some of the charts and magazines.

Then I also have some of my mother's stuff still here.  I also have to go through it so I can get some boxes.  I am low on boxes right now.  I have several old Good Housekeeping magazines that I need to just throw out.  I don't have the time to go through them to see if there is any cross stitch patterns in them or any other craft I might do.  It kills me to just throw them  away but if I have to, I have to.  The same with all her fabric she saved for quilts.  I just don't have the room to keep it.  I know I could use the fabric for finishing ornaments and such.  I will have to see about the fabric...maybe I will be able to keep some of it.

Besides my stash my main stuff that I have packed are all my books.  Plus I have 3 or 4 boxes of books that I want to take to the library.  These are books that I have read, bought duplicates of, (I don't just buy duplicates in charts) and books that I will never read.  I know the library will be happy to get them as most of them are best sellers and recent published books.  Even if they put them out at their yearly book sale, someone will get use out of them.

Well, I better get back to packing.  There still is quite a bit to do yet and I need to get more boxes.  So until next time, God bless and I will see you soon.


  1. Connie, you are doing awesome.. It's a one box at a time sort of ordeal and you're doing it..

  2. I know how hard it is to pack up a 3 bedroom house and try to condense it down to a 1 or 2 bedroom apt. That was me a year and 1/2 ago. Just like Pam said, it's just 1 box at a time until it's all done.

  3. Good luck with the packing and moving Connie!

  4. Good luck on your move! Hope everything goes smoothly!

  5. I guess you don't have a goodwill where you can donate the mags and fabby. Maybe there's a church nearby that can use them? I"m sure you can find a place to donate things, and then they're being used and loved instead of just trashed. Good luck with the move. I hate to move, and I did so last year, so I'm not planning to do it again anytime soon.