The Noble Art of Getting Things Done

People overestimate the pleasure they'll get from having more stuff.
This does not apply to new rose bushes, crayons, or yarn stashes.
~Dr. Sun Wolf~
I am sooo glad I included this quote when I posted
I made good progress with.....
Everything we possess that is not necessary for life or happiness becomes a burden,
and scarcely a day passes that we do not add to it.
~Robert Brault~
My Kitchen Cabinets are proof of that...out with all those collected coffee cups.
Out with the chipped plates and bowls...except for two Metlox sandwich plates.
...the chippies are tiny and we really use them often...
Out with the toasted hot pads...no matter I made them from my hoarded fabric scraps!
Out with the ragged out knitted Dish Cloths...no matter the hours spent knitting them!
They have served us well...besides there is a stack in reserve.
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
I'm really working on that!
Then I moved from the Kitchen to my Studio. 
I tell you I had really good intentions of De-Stashing both the YarnARama, the Queen of Fabric Shelves, Tubs, Baskets and Closet AND the Books, Patterns, Threads, Needles, etc. etc. etc. etc.!
As it happened I decided to take the advice of a Confucious follower.
Besides the noble art of getting things done,
there is the noble art of leaving things undone alone. 
~Lin Yutang~
 Now I am Simplifying my Yarn Stash with the 'Noble Art' of Crochet!
It is simple and I insist....it is not complicated!
Otherwise I would not be using these familiar stitches and patterns.
Urban Hiatus Brings on
The Noble Art of Getting Things Done
~CollectInTexas Gal~
Linking To
Beverly's How Sweet The Sound Pink Saturday


  1. I'm all into crochet these days...my Pink Saturday post is about the pink blanket I made. Love your yarn!

  2. I like all those patterns, especially the cross bookmark. I might have to make some of those. I'm with you on the wash cloths. I use mine every day and they last about a year. I have three or four that I need to throw out, and I also have plenty in reserve.

  3. Thinning out collections (and even the stash!) is such a good thing to do. Well done!!

  4. Love all the quotes you used. I am more into the "undone" than done :)
    Would just like to get it all organized !

  5. I appalaud your efforts to destash and get organized. I'm planning a major change in my studio. With my new machine taking up all the space on my Koala cabinet, I'll be adding additional work surface. Wish me luck!

  6. Great idea. You are at least starting the New Year off the right way. I am going to do the same thing. After you reach my age, things are not as important as you once thought.

  7. I am in the midst of doing just what you describe when I stopped to take a "computer break." I am happy for the links to check out -- I do love grannie squares and I like to use up my bits and pieces of yard with such things. I figure there is always someone who can benefit from some comforting crocheted warmth--even to baby caps for newborns or premies! I enjoyed visiting your blog and thanks for your comment on mine!

  8. Sue, it sounds like you are making great progress. I intend to make photo album progress this year.

    Your crosses look so pretty. Happy Pink Saturday to my special friend.

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