Tuesday, June 14, 2016

A Moment of Reflection

The garage sale is finally over and thank you for all that turned out.  As I approach my 100K in sales, I have to wonder how much of it was bought from me and if it was all in the garage.  :)  Seriously though, I appreciated the conversations with new customers and old ones while they looked through my retired supplies and enjoyed getting nostalgic about items I bought back in the day.

When I was pricing my items for Saturday, I got down to the very last box and found that it was my grandmother's old stamps.  My grandma passed away two years ago tomorrow and it made me very teary.  Not just because I miss her and wish she knew my kids like I knew her as a grandma, but because it was a reminder in the chaos of garage sale prep that stamping is more than just a hobby to me.

Every family has things that bind them together.  In our family, this bond between women has always had to do with creativity.  We all stamped.  We all made ornaments.  We all made scrapbooks.  We all made something out of nothing and, in doing so, made memories together which were best of all.

I don't have a card to post today.  I've spent the last three days working to reorganize my thoughts and my craft room so I can pick up scrapbooking my family and friends again.  I hope to start having my Project Life samples posted soon as taking the time to craft and reflect on what matters is one of the most calming experiences I can do.

Have a craftastic day,
Stacy



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