I busted zero stash this week! Zero! Oh, wait, I take that back. I prepped a block at Applique Club on Thursday night. Wow, probably a fat quarter total! A whole fat quarter! But after this month is over, I'm going to be busting stash big time!! I'm getting together my game plan!
Last night I was talking to Jane. We are both rearranging and cleaning out our stashes. And we both came to the same conclusion .... we have way too much stuff!
I was going on and on about how I kept finding boxes of fabric yesterday, and that I thought I finally had it all rounded up. I was telling her about the kits in my bedroom closet, the closet full of bolts in the stash room, etc., etc., when she reminded me of the linen cabinets in the hallway full of Robyn Pandolph stash. Darn, I forgot about that. And I also just remembered those two big boxes stuffed in the bottom of the pantry in the kitchen.
I'm disgusted with myself. Totally disgusted. And that's a good thing to be with Road to CA next week! I can remember the first Road after I started quilting. I spent so much money there. I bought every blasted thing that caught my eye. The ensuing years were better, but still way too many purchases. Last year I got $300 out of the cash machine on the way over there, and came home with money. This year I'll do the same thing. I am buying NO fabric! None! And NO kits! If I just can't live without a pattern or some quilty notion, I'll get that. But NO fabric! I'm going this year for inspiration. I want to look at the quilts, and see if I can't find something to motivate me! That's my plan and I'm sticking to it!!
So back to stash busting .... year to date .... I ordered a couple of yards that I needed for a very special project that I'll be making after Road, and I only busted a few fat quarters on applique.
I figure I've negatively busted about 1.25 yards. That's <1.25> yards busted so far this year. Negative. As in more incoming than outgoing. ROFLOL. I can't wait for February to roll around! That number is going to change significantly!
Oh, shoot. I just went in the garage to toss a box in the recycle can and found another box of fabric out there. I remember unloading the trunk of the BMW before trading her in on the new QuiltMobile .......
And for those of you who asked if my dryer was still playing Christmas music - it's not. I guess wherever that little disc is in there, it finally died. Thank God!!