... because there are a fair few in this post! The first is for bended knees, for that is how I am coming to you today. Not out of an excess of humility, alas, but because a recent back injury is exacerbated by sitting. I'm either very vertical or very horizontal. And it's all because of an excess of enthusiasm and a dollop of fed-up-ness when decluttering my 'craft-room' (though that's a little grand for a few walls and a chunk of Ikea), combined with a lack of due care when shifting stuff. You'd think I'd have learnt at my age, as Himself duly reminded me. Still, I can bumble about in a tidy space even if I can't do anything much ... And besides, the C-word is still ages away ... Isn't it?
I was bounced into the revamp by posts and tales of how much easier and swifter scrapbooking is when all resources are organised by colour rather than by type: any of you do this? The seductive use of simpler really sold it to me, for I now need to be a more mobile scrapbooker at this point in my life, especially with a Book of December Days about to unfold. I need to be able to locate things swiftly, and scrapbook in a variety of places. A time and motion study would have shown me previously flitting from the card and papers to the pens, via the threads and ribbons, and off again somewhere else for any other types of embellishment - this kept me anchored to my room (and probably resulted in a lot of things strewn across the floor - blush of shame). I've found loads of things I didn't even know I had (second blush of shame). All items apart from card/paper (these were already organised according to colour) are now grouped in clear bags inside a square basket for each colour. Hence the Phew!
But I've come to a full stop with the brads and eyelets. Many are tiny. Do you bundle them all together on the grounds that life is too short to separate them out into colour groups, or do you get out the reading glasses and tweezers? I'd be very grateful for the benefit of your expertise and experience, and please do let me know in the comments below ... OK Alexa, you are going to say Ouch and Bother when you stand up. Breathe ... :)