Friday, November 28, 2014


If I had nothing else to be thankful for - I can always go to the word 'abundance'.  We all have stashes -- but mine seem to grow every fall. That's when the fiber shows appear and all manner of 'goodies' are on display.  Now who am I to deny a person a sale, especially when one can get 28 yards of fair trade silk chiffon strips for $4.  One of my dear friends and I split this find - and still I'll never, ever use all of my share.  In the meantime it hangs above my desk so that I can look at it.  Sometimes that's enough of an excuse to add to my stash - the 'look at factor'.

And then there are the craft shops that have those bins in the back where they sell 'stuff' for $1.  Okay - pretty hard to walk past that.  Who in the world needs a huge bundle of pom-poms?  Certainly not me -- but the colors were fun, the puffy balls fun to touch and well...

Never a knitter nor a crocheter will I be (due to the fact that I lack the dexterity of a walrus) but does that mean I don't have yarn in my stash?  Of course not -- there it is this 'puddle' of softness, sitting in a wire basket along with other acquisitions.  

What can I say?  These things make me happy. Its easy to justify it all as 'pieces of art' in a raw form - many of them destined to never go further than their studio setting. They are doing their job of exciting me each and everyday with the beauty of fiber. 

"Not what we have but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance." - Epicurus 


  1. I also have a hard time passing those dollar bins! I use a lot of it in my weaving, but buying it just to look at, touch, and enjoy would be well worth it too.

  2. Epicurus was onto something, I think. And an abundance of inspiring materials is certainly something to be thankful for!

  3. Lovely to think of beautiful things having no other purpose than to be beautiful. And inspiring! Thank you for your lovely thoughts.

  4. Love those silk strips. My supplier of such delights in the varied colours I favour seems to have disappeared, much to my regret.

  5. And why not. It's like flowers - if they give you pleasure then they're worth every penny. I have an awful lot of stuff like that which I'll never use but delights my heart every time I see it. And fabric/fibre stuff lasts longer than flowers!

  6. Abundance as a thought is soothing in itself. Even a little bit can be an abundance. The pic of your yarn even LOOKS soft and soothing without being able to feel it. Some wouldn't understand this post, but all of your readers will!

    Happy Saturday
    xx, Carol

  7. Aren't we sooooooo lucky to have such delicious goodies to tempt us!?

    And isn't it wonderful to succumb 😀

  8. And what fun to be stuck in need of an embellishment and then go through your stash of beautiful goodies looking for just the right thing!



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