My name is Kathy Andrews. In addition to “Not One More Thing”, I write a blog about embroidery, my certificate course at the RSN and all the wonderful people I meet and places I go in the world of hand embroidery. It’s called “The Unbroken Thread”.
For better or worse, I am highly creative and easily bored. Once I’ve mastered something I want to move on to something new. Consequently, I play over 15 instruments, most of which I own but haven’t time to play.
I do all sorts of embroidery so I have loads of materials, threads and equipment much of which I haven’t used yet.
I’m learning to knit and, of course, always want a different yarn from the ones I already have.
Life is a smorgasbord and I want to try all it has to offer.
However, I’m in serious danger of acquiring more resources than I need and more than my fair share of what’s available. In an effort to curb my expenses and to limit the natural resources I consume, I’ve decided to go an entire year purchasing not one more thing. Nothing. I have enough. Really, more than enough.
I want to learn to cherish and revel in what I have. To treasure my things the way someone in the 16th century would have treasured their few possessions. I want to recognise the value of what I already have and stop lusting or craving for something new or different.
This blog is about the change I’m hoping will happen as I stop purchasing things and start “playing with the toys I already have”.
Wish me luck and perseverance!