I started cleaning out a cabinet… but got distracted and decided to clean out my old jewelry box. Far Guy said “Make a list of the stuff only you know about.” Like the cross that does not have a chain that I got for my Confirmation back about 1965. Some of the earrings were my Grandmothers…some are from garage sales…nothing is valuable. But they are of sentimental value to me. The “Dear Wife” postcard that I got in 1973 from my Dear Husband while he was at Basic Training that says if there is an emergency I should contact the Red Cross. The flower from Arvilla’s funeral when I was a Pallbearer. My bead bracelet from Nellie. An odd collection of pins that I used to wear to work in the 1980’s. I did make that list. I parted with a few odd earrings and a very old emergency cigarette..and Old Gold just incase you were curious.
Then I got out one of the hatboxes.
It was over flowing, I have mashed that lid on for a few months.
In order to find a different small box filled with treasures I had to tear apart the rest of that cabinet, I had stuff all over, but got it dusted and most everything moved back. MOST is the key word. Some ended up on my desk to be dealt with.
It may look like a mess but it is an
organized work in progress mess. One project led to another…embroidery thread to be wrapped on little plastic thingys and marked with the color. Buttons that were found in several containers were gathered together and I now have a button jar. I even found some of my hair, what ever will I do with it? I think Far Guy has a few more lengths.
I have enough OCD that I will take all the threads off these buttons before they go in the button jar. Who saves half a button? Apparently I did at one time.
It is cold here…the wind chills are really cold. Our HIGH temperature yesterday was about –10 F or –23C eh. COLD. Today the sun may shine so that will make it seem warmer. Oh well I have enough projects on my desk to keep me busy for a few days.