Monday, May 26, 2008
I've been thinking alot about stashbusting. You see, I buy fabric here and there. No, I'm not buying willy nilly or without a plan. I bought the Kona Cotton I am using in the Quilt for an Hour project. I bought a half a yard of novelty fabric for a project for my daughter. I was feeling guilty. I mean the point to stashbusting is to use what we have. But then I began to think about what stash is to me. Yes, I have alot of fabric. But I have tons and tons of books, patterns, magazines, ideas in my head....This is stash too. I find all the things that I want to do as overwhelming as the loads of fabric. But let me tell you. I've begun to do some of the things that I have wanted to do for years. This year I have finished UFO's,made purses, wallets, totes, grocery bags and pillow cases. I made coasters and baskets. I made a silly little zipper bag for Ms. A's friend. Do you have any idea how long I've wanted to make coasters? Or pillowcases? Or the zipper bag? Forever! Why didn't I do it before? I always have a quilt hanging over my head. Something that needs finished. Well, I still have a few UFO's but anything I start new, I finish. Once I finish something big, I give myself permission to start and finish something little. I also am just plain working on all those little things that have been floating around in my head. It feels great and I feel pounds lighter. I don't feel nearly as overwhelmed when I walk in my sewing room because I am accomplishing something. I feel fantastic about it. So I've added to my fabric stash. I'll get over it. I have actually USED the things that I have here! Accomplished long standing goals! That is stashbusting too! Look for pictures soon!