Sunday, August 10, 2008

Stash Report Week #32

Busted some stash this week! Can you believe it? LOL Okay, so this was Plan B, but it's out of here, so it counts!

One's Trash; Another's Treasure Drawing - 16.5 yards
Backings for charity quilts -- 69.5 yards
Total Busted: 86.25 yards!

Amazingly, my stash room looks almost exactly the same ..... you would have thought taking out 86.25 yards would have made at least a little dent!

Purchased - you knew this was coming, didn't you? - 46.75 yards. That order I placed last week with the Fat Quarter Shop landed on my doorstep. Pretty stuff, and all has a purpose. I know it doesn't look like it, but I truly am buying a lot less!

Year-to-Date Totals:

Busted: 288.00 yards
Purchased: 554.75 yards
Net YTD: <266.75> yards busted

One thing occurred to me yesterday. I have always been so sentimental about my stash. I've cherished it like a beloved pet. Those FQ towers were way too pretty to actually use. The Robyn Pandolph closet made my heart go pitty-pat when I opened the door. But for the past month I've been pulling stuff out, untying jelly rolls and towers, pulling fabric from the RP closet, actually (gasp!) cutting it up and using it! I feel so liberated!! I LIKE that feeling!

8 comments:

Vicki W said...

WTG! You might remember that's how I got the biggest "out" of my stash. Didn't it feel good to give it away?

WowsRose said...

Oh man, I dug into and actually USED my stash of rose fabrics this last week for Sheridyns quilt. I had been hording it. I loved using every bit of it though and all this time I dreaded cutting into it!

Way to stash bust!

Brooke said...

You are so cute! I love that you are getting creative with your stash busting!

JudyL said...

Great busts this week! Isn't it liberating when you realize you CAN use some of that fabric you've been collecting? You're making more progress than you realize. I truly wonder how much you'll have to bust to notice a difference in your stash. It's going to takes hundreds and hundreds of yards for you! :)

Infinity Quilter said...

Way to go! Aren't you glad you kept stashbusting?!?!

Do we get to see a picture of your new stash? Don't tell, but I also received a package from FQ shop this week!!!

Lori in South Dakota said...

Look at those numbers!! And you're having fun. And if you love something--use it--that's why you bought it!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I agree with you - the way those towers and rolls are all bundled up together and look soooo good altogether - I hate to seperate them! But like you, I have found that it is more fun to actually USE them in my quilting rather than just fondly looking at them, LOL.
Cheers!
Evelyn

Helen Conway said...

Your post today inspired a Quiltland article. Its here http://quiltlandchronicle.blogspot.com/2008/08/stash-busting-tips.html
if you'd like to see.