Saturday, August 11, 2012

Stash Love


I am taking a pledge.

It is going to be a little tough, but also worthwhile: I am going to play with my stash -- and only my stash -- for the next six months.

No new fabric purchases for me...until Valentine's day 2013.  

Notions and batting...yes, these need to be replenished, I am under no illusions about that.  But I have loads of fabric for making both garments and quilts and I want to use them!  I want to start to see some clear space in my fabric cabinet.

Of course, the fact that this year we will have a child in full-time daycare and one in university makes a "fabric diet" an appealing prospect too.  But I am going to focus on the positive: I am not denying myself new fabric, I am committing to make nice-nice with the beautiful fabric I have.

I don't expect anyone else to jump on board -- please keep having fun with your fabric collecting, and do tell me about it....But if you happen to be in a similar boat to mine, with a strong desire to explore what you have without taking on any new cargo (I am resisting the image of a sinking ship...there's no shame here), then please feel free to grab my very amateurish little button (there's a code to copy off in the left hand bar...but perhaps I should try to improve this little button since I'll be looking at it for the next 6 months. Why are blog buttons so tricky to make, anyway?! Hrumph).

I'll certainly be happy to provide lots of encouragement to any fellow voyagers -- and could use some myself.

8 comments:

Archie the wonder dog said...

Good luck with your stash adventure, I'm looking forward to seeing what you find and make!!

Lesly said...

I so need to do the same thing - where oh where is the will power?

Prof. S said...

Thank you! There are lots of little gems worth re/discovering...it should be fun!

Sheila said...

Good for you - depending upon the size of your stash you might be amazed at what you can achieve.

LizA. said...

Good for you and good luck. I know I don't have it in me to do that.....

Chelsea said...

I think I'd need to stock a few bolts of solid before I could even consider doing this! Oh, and stop my internet so that I wouldn't see the new collections coming out.

Sue said...

I've been hemming and hawing over this for a while....I just needed a little motivation.....You can count me in! I'll put your link on my blog and give a shout out sometime over the next few days. :)

quirky granola girl said...

you are a brave woman. i'm already working on a connecting threads order in my head so i'm out.