28 July, 2007

SBQ of the week: july 28th

Today's SBQ was suggested by Dani and is:

Have you ever thought of getting a rider on your household insurance
to properly cover your stash (some of us have quite an extensive
stash that an average household policy wouldn't fully cover) in the
case of some sort of damage to your house that would destroy/ruin
charts, fabrics, floss, etc?

You know, the thought did cross my mind, wether I should insure my stash or not. When I once joked about it to my insurance guy, he said with a straight face that all that stash was insured. A good thing, then.

What does nag a bit in the back of my mind is that I never hope to have such a large stash that I really do need to take out some extra insurance. To me that would me having a wasteful amount of stash, stash that I would probably never be able to use. So now, there's a boycott, and for the first time a very serious boycott on stash that's been succesfully in effect for a year now! If our crafting ancestors could do it, then there's no reason I could as well - make do. The only things I purchase now, is what is needed to complete a project. Frees up money for other things in life and .....I don't have to worry about insurance!

03 July, 2007

SBQ of the week july 3: The Choices We Make

From Renee

Do you consider yourself a “floss miser?”

Not really, but I do have the tendency to want to keep going and fiddle with a tiny piece of thread just because I want to finish a line, or part of a motif. Not wanting to break my rythm, I'll keep going as far as possible.
Since I'm currently only working with DMC thread, I'm not too fussy about being miserly, but am careful not to waste, because DMC is not cheap here in the Netherlands, compared to, say, the U.S.

In the near future I plan on working with silks, and then I would be miserly or at least try to work more efficiently, like using shorter needles (if I can ever find them here!) - silks and hand-dyed threads are much more expensive and there no sense in wasting perfectly good thread, no?


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