Net Stash Reduction Goal for 2008 – 150 yards
Net Used to Date – 37 yards
Net Yards To Go – 113 yards
I’m not a quitter! I will reduce this stash. But, I have a pretty hopeless mess on my hands! You’ve seen pictures of the neatly-folded-and-organized-by-color stash but you haven’t seen the total chaos that abounds in most of my basement.
I bought these batiks probably four or five years ago at the Nashville show. Don’t ask me what I plan to do with them. They’re all fish. I’ve thought about them from time to time but never actively searched for them. Today, as I was finishing up a quilt for a friend, I looked under the longarm and there . . big as Texas . . were these batiks all folded up. I don’t have a clue where they’ve been hiding or how they found their way out into the wide, open spaces.
I came across this bag of “stuff”. It was in the bins where I normally put tops to be quilted. There’s a Hobby Lobby receipt in the bag dated 5/5/01. The truly mystifying part of this is that there are zippers, quite a few zippers. . and ribbon! What was I planning to make? I’m sure this doesn’t all go together but 5/5/01 was seven years ago! I vaguely remember buying this but just don’t have a clue what I planned to do with it.
Probably the most ridiculous find of all was this!
I saw this quilt in Nashville probably 5 or 6 years ago. It was designed by Jennifer Beuchel of Ornamental Applique. Look at her designs! They’re gorgeous but . . I can’t applique! Pretty optimistic of me to think I might one day be able to do this pattern. I didn’t buy just one . . I bought all 12.
Yesterday while cleaning, I found the little package on the right that has 11 patterns in it. I remembered removing Pattern #1 because, for weeks I would fall asleep looking at the pattern. Didn’t have a clue where it was and figured if I came across Jennifer in Paducah, I’d see if I could buy Pattern #1 but today I opened a box and there was Pattern #1. How lucky was that?
Maybe it’s good that I stumbled across all these things right here before leaving for Paducah. Maybe it’s just a little more encouragement to buy nothing except that hand quilting hoop I want.
About the Stash Report, I didn’t buy anything this week. I used 5-1/2 yards in the star quilt I was making and I used 5-1/2 yards as a backing for a quilt for a friend. That’s 11 yards out and nothing in. Congratulations to me! 🙂
Fabric Added This Week – 0 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date – 68 yards
Fabric Used This Week – 11.00 yards
Fabric Used Year to Date – 105.0 yards
Net: 37 yards used year to date