In case you haven't heard, we're building a house. It is taking for-ev-er. (Drywall this week?)
But I'm ok with that. It's not stessing me out. Yes, there are moments when I just want to get.out.of.here.already. Like when the roof sprang a leak in May which both stained the wallpaper and shorted out the dimmer switch in my sewing room. (Thank goodness there wasn't a fire!) Or when the dishwasher died 2 weeks ago and there is no warranty left on it.
But for the most part, I'm very patient. I'm trying to use this extra time to de-clutter and get organized for the big move.
Which brings me to today's topic ...
I recently came across this this sweet little thing - a plain white bib that I'd bought and then embroidered for my first daughter's first birthday. I got the idea and the embroidery design in one of the Martha Stewart "Baby" issues.
I have a fabulous picture of my little girl laughing as she squishes pink buttercream-frosted chocolate cake thru her tiny little dimpled fingers. Then I put this bib away until my second daughter's first birthday. We didn't know it at the time, but she was Celiac and had already started to instinctively refuse wheat. She wasn't interested in eating her birthday cake. But no matter. I remember the day well.
So this small piece of soft white jersey knit with some pretty stitches holds only a few - but very precious - memories.
I'm becoming more mindful about "collecting". I don't want my new home to be cluttered with the past, but little treasures like these give me pause.
Keep or toss?
I ask myself that question a lot these days.
I've decided this little memento is a keep.