Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Reacquainting


...with some long lost friends? 

Yes, in a way...

Purple shoes that I bought & wore in the late 1980s then put in a box & neglected for 20 years...

Yesterday, the sun shone but the temperature seemed to drop. I succumbed & put the central heating on.  It was, I decided, time to get out the winter clothes.

Before I met Mr TH I had 2 wardrobes & a chest of drawers full of all my clothes. I knew where everything was, there was no confusion.

Now I have to share a wardrobe. This means a seasonal shifting of clothes. Inevitably, there are casualties, clothes that get forgotten or moved at the wrong time. Then again, it is like meeting up with old friends & reacquainting yourself all over again. 

Sometimes there are very simple questions that need to be asked...

Why have I got 6 almost identical red jumpers?

Now there are 3 piles of clothing: one to go to the charity shop, one to be remodelled when the sewing machine returns from ‘surgery’ & another of rediscovered clothes that I have neatly folded or hung up in the wardrobe.

Buy Nothing New Month has certainly helped me to look at my clothes in a different, more creative way. I seem much more willing to adapt & remodel clothes. Maybe I'm starting to think about what is actually needed rather than just what is wanted.

7 comments:

noknittedknickers said...

At the risk of sounding mean, I take great comfort from the fact that you have six almost identical jumpers! I had thought myself alone in my profligacy. :). C.x

Claire said...

Clearly red is your colour! I love the shoes, I think I had a pair back then.

BadPenny said...

My husband has a tiny area of the wardrobe ! Last winter was the first time I sorted summer clothes out, put them in a suitcase & into the loft. That Spring heatwave took me by suprise & I only had winter clothes to wear !

Adore your groovy purple shoes !

Rachel said...

It's lovely to meet old friends again, though, isn't it!

litlove said...

I know those shoes!!

I so have to tidy out the wardrobe - but that would mean deciding what to do with the pile of books in front of it... ummmm....

Do hope your sewing machine is on the mend, btw. I think it comes under the category of health care for a family friend, yes?

Calico Kate said...

I'm having a bit of this too but as I have lost quite a lot of weight I am having to loose some of my much loved friends. A bitter sweet job!

I do like hearing about how your buy nothing new month is reflecting in thoughts not just in actions. I wonder if you will continue once October is over. :)
CKx

Cheryl@Gingerbread Crafts said...

I so covet those shoes. Just seeing a picture of them brightened my day.


:)

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