Teresa, aka Ffroggie 'phoned and while we chatted, I tidied my desk. Really tidied. The sort of deep clean that it only gets when I'm in the mood - and I was in the mood alright; whilst the Ffrog and I chatted about the possibility of taking A Magnetic Year in a Day over to her magical place in Northern Ireland, I sorted, put away, discovered (!) and even got the dustpan and brush to finally clean off the surface. Well aren't I smug. You would be too if you'd found the essential packet of square glass beads that were just nowhere - and I had even been through the bin, so convinced was I that I had seen them teetering on the desk edge. They were actually on the edge - just the opposite edge, safely against the dreaded scrap box under a huge pile of discarded papers. Oh for heaven's sake! So huge thanks to Teresa for finding the beads - I think I need them. I'll show you if it turns out that I do! Meanwhile, part of our conversation touched on the buying stuff and not using it. We all know about that really, although I think that eventually, we mostly do use it - if not out of guilt then for reasons of pure economic logic. A little bell went off in my head when Teresa was bragging (yep, bragging) about some fantastic covered brads she had. Well, I've got some nice brads too. And I'm afraid to use them. Mostly because if I use them, I won't have them anymore! Does that make any sense? None at all, huh. Even the sensible and true 'use them on a scrapbook page and then you can keep them' hasn't quite reached me yet - I just like to see them on their foam storage shapes, hinting at the gorgeous things I could do with them. Don't let me be alone on this one - never mind about all the unused stash, I already know about that - what've you got that you can't use? Show and tell!