With each craft comes an assortment of equipment. I have so much stash I'm not sure how many lifetimes it will take before it is used. I have a yarn stash that is quite respectable and most sizes of knitting needle to go along with it. I have buckets of paints, unpainted wooden items, 4 sewing machines, scissors, needles, rotary cutters, cutting mats, scrap booking supplies, embroidery floss, buttons, battings, interfacings and so on according to pattern.
My friend April has decided that what I have is crafting ADD. She can recognize this condition because she suffers from it as well. This affliction is characterized by the inability to finish anything crafty. To get excited about new projects when you have multiple projects in various stages of completion. To purchase more unneeded supplies whenever you find something that strikes your fancy. And finally, the unreasonable desire to purchase more equipment to start yet another craft....
This is my latest desire. Growing up there was a woman in our town who made the most beautiful overshot coverlets, place mats and towels. I have 3 sets of her place mats that have been given to me over the years. I have always wanted to be able to make those. April started weaving a couple of years ago on a tabletop rigid heddle loom. I expressed to her my desire to learn overshot weaving so she graciously found this loom for me on craigslist. We went and looked at it a little over a week ago. It's a really good deal. I hadn't actually been shopping for a loom, but I wanted it. I wanted it very badly. Hmmmmm.. lets see. Son in college, bad economy, 2 houses because we haven't been able to sell our old one, a job that takes about 10 hours out of each day, gas way over $3.00, more to make than I will ever have time for and I can't stop obsessing about this loom. Maybe I need a support group for crafting ADD sufferers. "My name is Tami and I have crafting ADD."