Today I’m giving away this unopened spool of wired craft or wrapping ribbon.
I like to make stuff. I like to sew, embroider, knit, and make things with my hands. I get it from my family, my Dad made furniture in his spare time, my many sisters knit, sew, do needlepoint, paint, print, collage…they do it all. My brother is a master with tools, space, paint, and has become a self-taught immaculate renovator.
I have tended to acquire craft supplies in great splurges of activity, inspired by a new idea. The project gets executed, maybe in a few versions, and then I run out of time or move on to the next idea. This leaves me with bags and drawers full of bits and pieces from old projects. I get some satisfaction by these odds and ends and have found opportunities to use some of them, but I am overflowing at the moment and need to cull the supplies or I’ll never get organized. I don’t see us using this spool of ribbon I bought a few years ago at Costco. The colours are pale green, yellow, and pale orange. It might work for a spring project or Easter, but I’m focussed in a very different direction these days. Also it’s quite wide, 1 1/2 ” and wired, so it will make a great bow, but is hard to use in a sewing project.
It’s going in the goodwill box and I’m going to practice buying supplies only when I know exactly what I’m going to do with them.