Saturday, 24 October 2009

Stash guilt

Of course I knew I had quite a lot of fabric in my stash, but it wasn't until DH and I decided to decorate DS's bedroom (aka my sewing room) that I realised exactly how much!

This is the wardrobe where I store the bulk of it - or where I thought I stored the bulk of it! The IKEA storage unit has red, pink, yellow (+orange) and batiks in it, and the boxes have creams, blues, purples and greens plus a Christmas box.
I knew there was a box of browns under the bed, but when we pulled the bed out, there was also a box of non-quilting fabrics (tulles, silks, curtain fabrics for bags, denim and all sorts of stuff which will be very useful one day, I know) and a box of novelty fabrics, oh and a box with UFOs, orphan blocks and backing in it.

Oh, and I suddenly remembered the reproduction fabrics, lace and dyeing cotton which I've put in the drawer of a filing cabinet. So that's it, apart of course from the boxes of strips, squares, charms squares and little blocks, so that's not too bad, is it? Bad enough for me to decide not to buy any more fabric and try and use what I've got. (And if you thought you saw me today buying fabric at The Bramble Patch, it was all for Project Linus, well, nearly!)


black bear cabin said...

at the rate you crank out quilts, im sure you will blow thru all that fabric in no no worries! :)

Contented Caroline said...

Well at least you've admitted to having a problem, that takes a lot of guts. It's the first step to recovery, so they say. All you have to ask yourself is whether you want to recover, and deny yourself the pleasure of all those fabric shops????

Sew Create It - Jane said...

That read more like a confession that a tally of fabric :o) Take comfort Lynda, you aren't alone...One thing that I tell myself that always makes me feel better is to remember an artist doesn't paint with just one colour!! :o)

Mama Spark said...

OMG, I can so relate, but I really wish I had a photo of my friend Pauline's stash, you would feel like you were not even close to what she has stashed away. I think she could start a shop, seriously! You make so many beautiful quilts I'm sure you will whittle it down quickly!

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