I have been pondering for a couple of weeks the composition of a letter that could be used by any of us creative/crafter types to our family upon us crossing over to the heavenly sewing room...so here it goes. Feel free to print a copy and insert what you will or amend any points that you don't agree with.
I know you are missing me but know that I will be in your heart listening to all that you are saying about my (sewing, quilting, cross stitching) I understand the catch in your voice when you say, "look at all this stuff" What are we supposed to do with all of this?
I have spent many wonderful hours creating not only for my own need to create by also to make items for all of you. And, I have enjoyed each and every stitch. It gave me great pleasure and warmed my heart when I see one of you actually using a quilt I made or displaying an item I have spent hours working on. You might wonder how I could begin to believe that I could use up everything I have gathered...but, what I want to share with you is that each and every item represents dreams and hopes. That although I did not need any of this...at the moment of purchase it was another line in my book of hopes and dreams for the future.
I know it may seem overwhelming to you and so I have outlined a map of sorts to help you out. If there is someone in the family who wants to embrace my dreams that would be awesome other wise let my girlfriends have a party in my creative space. I would love any quilts (insert your craft) that the family does not want to be donated to a shelter. It would warm my heart to know that my quilts could bring comfort to someone who needs comforting.
And lastly, with what is left please donate to Goodwill or Habitat for Humanity so that these wonderful treasures could be discovered by another crafter looking for future hopes and dreams.