Thursday, June 3, 2010

Flotsam and jetsam

There is a technical difference between the two most commonly-known terms, Flotsam and Jetsam: jetsam has been voluntarily cast into the sea (jettisoned) by the crew of a ship, usually in order to lighten it in an emergency; while flotsam describes goods that are floating on the water without having been thrown in deliberately, often after a shipwreck.

Generally speaking, jetsam is the property of the finder, while flotsam remains the property of its original owner.

Today, after getting off  work I came home and worked at clearing more space…….ahhhh….every little thing I get rid of or find a new home for makes me feel lighter….mentally and physically.

Today, I’ve got

a stack of pillow forms,

felted sweaters,

picture frames,

small hooked odds and ends that need to have backs attached to them,

DMC floss,

jingle bells,

patterns that I’ve drawn on red dot,

every wool mailer I’ve ever received from Rebecca Erb & Heavens to Betsy,

probably even more things that I forgot to mention.

All of these are getting packed in my car and taken down to the lake to spend some time with a few girlfriends (hookers)…….

Hopefully they will find new homes,

be made into wonderful projects…..

I’m sending them out into the world and opening up space for new things to come my way……

1 comment:

  1. You're on your way!!! Hopefully, you will inspire more of us to follow in your footsteps!! And that sounds like it could be an interesting journey!!