Vince keeps bring in things that are mine. I’ve told him . . chances are, since I’ve been here over a year, if I haven’t needed what’s in those boxes by now, I won’t need it but what do you do? You can’t throw out whole boxes . . you have to go through it all. The real problem is that what comes in never goes out . . til we move again. Chad is going to have so much fun .. and say so many bad words when he has to go through all this. No. I’m not sorting through it all just to save him from having to do it. I consider it pay back for raising a rebellious teen.
Vince brought stuff in and as I was going through it, I came across a plastic box that I thought I could use. Inside were needles . . all kinds and sizes of needles. No tapestry needles, which are the only needles I use now though.
There are hand applique needles – lots of them because . . well, you know I did lots of hand applique. No . . I didn’t do any. There are lots of embroidery/crewel needles because I did so much embroidery . . nope, didn’t do that either. There are Roxanne needles in the glass vials with the cute little shell on top.
This package was funny. Coats & Clark size 7 sharps – 20 needles for 57 cents back in the day before everything had bar codes. I don’t even know if Coats & Clark still makes sewing supplies. I found a package of Dritz online – size 7 sharps – 20 needles for $2.09.
There’s so much good stuff in these boxes. I’m sure everything got shuffled around in the move. There are probably still boxes that were never unpacked from when we moved to MO in 2007. I’m fairly confident we will never get it all unpacked.
Enjoy opening boxes ,you may find a long lost treasure! I’ve still have unopened boxes and we’ve been here over 4 years?
It is kinda fun to see what’s in those boxes.
Join your local FB Buy-Nothing group and give it away. It’s amazing how many people I have helped with little things they were looking for but couldn’t spare the $ from their budgets.
I am giving cross stitch another chance with your stitch along. If I get back into it, I have a box or two I need to look through for the old stuff. If not,I’ll return to needlepoint – I’ll take those needlepoint needles off your hands…
I am awaiting the shipment of the fabric, floss and pattern from the Stitchery Nook – I actually ordered extra fabric and floss for the other two patterns. The needles and some project bags are coming from Amazon via Jo’s links. The only think I am not sure about is the hoop or not. I don’t use any hoop for needlepoint, so I might try that first.
Should be interesting….. BTW, when I was cleaning Mom’s home, I found an apology note to me about the stuff I had to deal with. But, I appreciated the time I had with her here in OKC vs cleaning a house in Michigan.
When the time comes, Chad only has to go get the things he wants from your house, turn the key over to an estate sale company, they will sell what will be profitable and donate what is left. They clean the house and turn the profit and key back to Chad. Done!
Yes, Chad goes to estate sales often. It will be really easy for him and he doesn’t have to go through everything. Just get what he wants and leave the rest. I hope none of this happens for a while. 🙂
Not everyone qualifies for an estate sale. After my four siblings and I went through my mother’s things, my brother (the executor) tried to get a company to handle it, and they said there wasn’t enough to make it worthwhile.
I had already submitted this comment when I remembered: this is Judy we’re talking about. There will be enough!
It may depend more on the area you’re in. There are a lot of people here who were farms, have very old homes in need of repairs and not a lot of assets but they still have estate sales. People pick up cast iron pots, an old sewing machine sometime, a rocking chair here and there. I’m sure it has to be worth the auctioneer’s time and often the house is auctioned too. Sometimes there’s a bit of land that’s sold separately, sometimes with the house, sometimes just the contents but I don’t think in this area, there probably is a value threshold but it’s probably way lower than in your area.
Julie Thomas says
I just have to laugh a little at how different we are in this area. When we moved mom in 2020, I unpacked every box but one. Remember, she was still recovering from Covid and had no energy. That one box still bugs me. It’s in the garage. She said she has gone through it now and it’s stuff she doesn’t use often so leave it there. Like I said, it still bothers me. Ha ha I’m an organizer at heart. Can’t help it.
Out of sight/out of mind is my motto. If I don’t see it, I’m fine with wherever it is and whatever might be in it. If I see it, I have to know what’s in it and generally I’ll put stuff “somewhere” or get rid of it. That’s why two rental units completely full doesn’t bother me at all but bringing in one or two boxes every day seems like endless unpacking.
Donna in KS says
We are starting 10th year here. There are a couple things that have not seen the light of day here. I’m saddest about my Moravian stars, purchased in Bethlehem, PA. They are beautiful, decorative and memories of a wonderful trip, our first to the Eastern part of America! I can’t figure out where those stars are!
Are you kidding? It’s been 10 years. I can’t believe it’s been that long.
Isn’t it crazy when you know something is missing and just cannot find it!