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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Reflections on Collections

This is my sewing room, crammed with my boys' books and collections, my sewing stuff and a few Christmas boxes.  Its been quite the project to dig out.

But perserverance pays off.  See those paper boxes in the foreground?  I now have 14 such boxes filled with cool rocks, sea shells, books, school projects, Dungeons & Dragon figures painstakingly assembled and painted in minute detail, miniature ship collections.  You name it - we probably got it!  Ultimately I got it packed up, then organized my own collection of fabrics and other important sewing-type stuff.  Ta da!
This gave me time to what point does a collection become a hoard?  I recently visited The House on the Rock - an southern Wisconsin tourist attraction.  It was all decked out for the holidays with over 4000 Santas ranging  from trinkets to figures over 6 feet tall.   Thankfully, I can safely say neither I or my offspring have 4000 of anything!

If you visit the House on the Rock, wear good walking shoes.  For more info, see:


Barb said...

You are right, at what point does it become a hoard. Maybe when you can't walk in the room? It is always nice to have somewhat of a stash so you don't have to keep running to the store like I have been doing since y stash has not arrived yet.

Micki said...

I love your sewing room...Looks like a fun place to sew.