Sometimes that’s how I feel about my fabric stash. It is ridiculous how much fabric I have in comparison to what I actually use in a year. But I have pared down, and I think I would like to use everything I have.
I started tidying and cleaning up my sewing area. Well, not my sewing area…I sew at the dining room table. This is my fabric and sewing stuff storage area. I get excited and work on a project, but once I’m done, I am bad about separating and putting away the left overs. Partly because I am already wanting to start the next project. Talk about magpie distraction!!! But the other part is my frustration with my fabric stash. I love my fabric, but some drawers are overflowing , with almost not room to put back the leftovers. In those drawers is a lot of fabric that I have ideas for and just never get time to do. I DO realize that this is really not a problem; to have more fabric than time. And it’s a classic quilter’s thing. Never mind a stash, it’s a stable…STash Accumulation Beyond Life Expectancy. That truly is ridiculous. Really, I could make quilts for years without buying anything except batting.
And 2 of those overflowing drawers are full of scraps. I save anything over 1 inch. And as much as I make scrap quilts and projects, I still have 2 drawers full. Every year or so I pull out all my scraps and organize them by colour to make my scraps more user friendly. This system certainly works and I get a boost of feeling organized.
I have grown so accustomed to sharing what I make on here, facebook, flickr, and instagram, that secret projects are hard! Now that I make the block lotto each month, I can’t show my creation until long after I have made it. Here is Sept, Oct, Nov 2016 and Jan 2017
I am having fun creating blocks, and it’s cool to make one block and then when everybody brings in their blocks I get to see them all come together.
And I have completed my center block for my round robin quilt. I am very excited to start the exchange.
So that’s me this weekend. Hope you enjoyed the first weekend in February.