Saturday 2 January 2016

Yes, its a New Years Goal post. It's ok to skip

As of 8:13 pm Atlantic Time, this ladies and gentlemen is, on the right my stash, on the left the stack of bins, Works in Progress.


I also have two dresser drawers with yardage for backings and scraps. I did a big fabric de-clutter this past summer so I am feeling like my stash is not out of control or anything wild like that. BUT I do have lots of fabric. I mean enough fabric and current WiPs or ideas of things I REALLY want to make (for which I already have fabric) to keep me busy for the next couple of years, maybe three.

So really, why do I keep adding fabric to my stash? Because I love fabric. I want it. All of it. The end.
So am I going to say that I will not add any fabric to my stash this year, hell-to-the-no people, but I am going to be very mindful of sewing from what I have.


I do like myself some rules, mostly so that I can break them every so often if I am honest, so I am jumping on board with Jennifer at A Quarter Inch From The Edge for The Year of The Stash. Here is my manifesto as it were
  1. I'm going to look at what I have. There is some good shit in those bins. Time to use it. No more hoarding.
  2. I am in a Travelling Quilt Bee this year and have also signed up for the Mighty Lucky Quilting Club. So if I need things to accomplish those things. I'm doing it. Likewise I will get any fabric, batting, notions to complete WiPs. 
  3. Lets face it, if I am on any sort of road trip and get a chance to go to a fabric shop that is not on my usual route, I will probably buy something. I mean seriously. 
  4. Buy Local. This really should not be a fad. When I do need to spend, I will spend my hard earned dollars at my local LQS (or a Canadian on line shop if needed.)
  5. And, you know you want it, you would miss my OCD ways. I will track for my own enjoyment my WiPs, finishes, ideas and any stuff bought, just to see how I make out this year. Cause the tracking is half the fun! 
All right, that's it for now. Off to link up with Jenn!

Final note...In the spirit of this goal post I sewed out of my stash last night. Two pieces of fabric that I was hoarding are now a useful garment for the winter that is upon us. Happy New Year!

17 comments:

  1. Yeah for an organized stash! Good luck with your goal. You can do it. The scarf is great...glad you finally used it.

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  2. Sounds good....great even...but you forgot one thing.
    The spirit mending whiskey...Rule Old No. 7

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  3. Love the goal and the scarf. I have one with the same coral/whilr fabric. That makes us infinity scarves half-sisters!

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  4. Your stash and WIPs are so organized! Good luck with your stash sewing this year!

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  5. Way to go! This is why you are our fearless leader! Mighty Lucky is Mighty tempting! I like that you can pick and choose months.

    Hope to see you more in person in 2016!

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  6. Wow! Your sewing space is incredibly inviting! Your manifesto will hopefully keep you sewing from your stash all year :)

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  7. Great sewing space. I'm with you on trying to use stash this year, but I've already fallen off the wagon. Good luck to you, and I hope you enjoy every stitch!

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  8. WTG putting your goals in writting. That always helps. Love the pretty scraf.

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  9. Wonderful goals, I look forward to seeing what you sew from your stash this year.

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  10. I like your buying local rule, especially in this era of a craptastic Canadian dollar. Gotta make those nickels count (I'd have said pennies, but we don't have them anymore). Thanks for linking up and spreading the word about The Year of The Stash!

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  11. Gorgeous fabric in that piece of clothing. I also buy from my LQS as much as I can. Thankfully they have decent fabric. Your sewing space is incredibly tidy. I'm working on mine right now and it's in that stage where it gets worse before it gets better.

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  12. Sounds like your year is well planned , I try my best to use my stash too but sometimes the temptation is just too great not to buy . Love the scarf .

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  13. I see you have jumped right in. Love your scarf. Sounds like great plans to use that stash.

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  14. I agree that travelling has its own set of shopping rules (#3). Holiday shopping brain!

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  15. That scarf! You've inspired me. :)

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  16. love that you are blessedly unashamed to love your collections. Me too. I bought it, was given it, or took what someone else didn't want at guild all my stash and doggone it I like it. Quilters want just about a piece of every fabric. We love it. LeeAnna at not afraid of color
    with quite a stash

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