Folks . . this is the last stash report of 2008. Thank you to all who have participated and made this so much fun. It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since we started tracking our stash usage. There are lots of bloggers out there who read these reports and enjoy our progress (or lack thereof!). We will continue with the reports in 2009 and anyone is welcome to participate. Doesn’t matter if you post once a month, once a year or once a week. Please be sure your link goes to a specific post and not to your main blog.
My report for 2008 isn’t one I’d write home about but it would probably have been worse if I wasn’t tracking the stash so closely. I will do better in 2009. I think I understand the concept better now! 🙂
Here’s My Report:
Fabric added this week – 0 yards
Fabric added year to date – 633 yards
Fabric used this week – 6 yards
Fabric used year to date – 435 yards
Net Used to Date – <198> yards
Please add a link to your report if you’d like. And, good luck to any who are stash busting along with us in 2009!
Vicki W says
While I didn’t meet my goals, I did pretty good. But I think the biggest benefit is that it made me think about why I buy fabric and what I buy. I really do believe that it’s changed my habits for the better. Thanks for organizing this! Next year I am focusing on my UFO pile. We’ll see how that goes….
What’s your total stash yardage going into 2009?
I’ve posted my final stash report for 2008. Because if all the quilt backings I made this year I actually think I’ve busted a bit of stash. The baskets and all the shelves are definitely emptier than they were at the beginning of the year. Even though most of those backs are still hanging with the 30 tops in the closet waiting to be quilted I’m still considering it busted – after all, it’s in use and isn’t available for anything else!
I will make an attempt to keep better track this next year. I will be posting my goals for 2009 – including my stashbusting goals – on Wednesday. I already know what my stashbusting goal will be – that I have more empty space on the shelves and in baskets and drawers at the end of the year than I do now.
Just the thought of posting a negative balance at the end of the week has kept me from buying some yardage and has chained me to the sewing machine when I might have been tempted to put off finishing for another week (or month or year). I will be stash busting next year too.
While you sure look like you bought more than you used, there is another way to track progress. It may be a little difficult, but totally worth it. Every month, I track what I accomplished during the month. Most of the time, they are quilty things, but sometimes it is how many books I listened to or how many new techniques I learned. So here is my question to you – How many quilt tops did you make this year? How many quilts did you complete that are in use? This could be any quilt that was made for your house, your parents, donated. Anything. I thought it would be interesting to see how your progress was in that aspect. 🙂
This is just what I’ve been needing…I have tons of fabric I’ve recently organized and after years of mostly hooking prim rugs I’m ready to make time for quilts again…There is so much beautiful fabric available abd I’ve bought too much this past year while barely using any…my goal is to make as many new little quilts as I can and get some of my tops machine quilted so I can use them…