December 29, 2015

What William Morris Said...

Brynwood Needleworks - Sherre's Second Sock
Our anniversary was lovely. We spent the day in each other's company, and had a nice dinner at a favorite restaurant. There are so many wonderful things about a life shared over decades...stability, forever love, and laughing or sweet comfort in memories we made together.

I also spent a little time in the studio...I started a second sock for my sister-in-love and set up a few projects for Destiny to embroider in the next day or so.
Brynwood Needleworks - Sherre's Second Sock
We're going to empty out a storage unit today. (Have I said how much I miss having a basement and/or an attic?) I've begun a "declutter" effort for the new year.

We emptied twenty photo albums yesterday, keeping the few photos we wanted, setting aside a few to send off and tossing the rest. After all, how many different poses do you need of the same subjects? One or two really great ones should be plenty. I found myself wondering why I'd even considered keeping so many that were out of focus? I'm married to a photographer, after all. I should have known better!
 
Our plan is to archive and share these images over the next year, rather than have the task fall to someone else "when the time comes". It's one of those love/hate tasks. I love looking at the images, but thoroughly dislike the clutter they engender. It feels great to purge all the redundancies. It also feels good to know that many of the memories will be in the hands of the rightful keepers, too.

After the storage unit is emptied and swept, we'll bring all those items we felt needed to be kept, and go through the same process. William Morris said, "Have nothing in your homes that you do not know to be useful and believe to be beautiful." I think that's a perfect criteria for making our decisions...at last.
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Gill said...

A perfect way to spend your anniversary!

laurajane said...

Happy Anniversary dear Donna and handsome,may you have very many more happy years together.Loads of love Laura xxx

Createology said...

Mr. C and I were just discussing the "need" to keep photos...especially all those received at Christmas especially of people we don't even know. Purging the clutter is a LOT of work. I am trying and hopefully the end result will be such a feeling of relief. Happy Continuing Anniversary Celebrating...

Patty said...

A nice way to spend an anniversary, I should follow your example and start a serious purging of my clutter. Seems i start out with good intentions ... but alas am easily distracted. sigh

Jeannie B. said...

Yes, I love what William Morris said. Somehow I think I find too many things beautiful. Love your blog.

Buttons said...

Wonderful, simply wonderful! :)

Natalie Santini said...

Happy Anniversary and cheers to emptying out the storage unit. It feels good doesn't it?! :D

Kris said...

Happy, happy Anniversary!! Sounds like you and Handsome have a real love affair going on - I can see it over the years on your blog!! Your socks look great!!

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