Have you ever considered yourself a "collector"? I always regarded those other people who collect posters, or teacups or matchboxes as collectors but had to revise that idea when I considered my magazine collection and my fabric collection and yes, even my quilt collection.
Today I thought I would take you on a limited tour of my sewing space. Naturally, I rushed around and tidied up, as you would before guests arrive. Sadly, neatness is not my top priority normally.
This little corner houses my book collection. When it comes to the written word and pretty pictures my desires are insatiable. You may notice, there is room for more books.
Alongside the mini library is another collection - of magazines:
While I was boasting of a vast collection of QNM (bottom right) in my recent post, you can see that it is dwarfed by the even-vaster-collection of APQ (Australian Patchwork and Quilting)magazine that stretches back to the first ever publication and goes to about 2005 (top left).
Currently I am working on my "Down Under Quilts" and my "Quilters Companion" compilations (top right).
What you can't see is beyond the bookshelves. There, lives an almighty collection of UFOs dating back to the start of time: BQ (Before Quilting).
The cupboards may appear unremarkable, but they are, in fact, incredibly spacious. Imagine they have magical qualities similar to the cupboard in the "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe", my favourite children's book. Behind these innocent cupboard doors lies a curious land filled with mega piles of UFOs.
What I can show you is a collection that dwarfs my UFOs. I add to it every week and it was started back in 1981.
Odd socks are the bane of my life. With a family of six they just grow. I save them, optimistic that one day they will all be re-united with their partners. I'm grateful dogs don't wear socks too.