Sounded like a good idea at the time. Measure the pieces of fabric in my stash and record them all for reference. I couldn’t have that much fabric, right? WRONG. 50+ pieces of fabric sit on our pool table (i.e. my sewing work space), divided into 3 piles: 45″, 60″, and fabric for my kids clothes. From 1 to 4 yards per piece, I never would’ve guessed I had that much. As I went through it all, here’s what else surprised me…
1. I can remember where I bought each piece, and what I wanted to do with it.
2. I’m partial to wovens (only 3 knits found), khaki, and stripes.
3. There’s only 1 piece I regret buying (maybe I’ll put it in the kid’s pile!).
Whoever posted that “YouTube” link of Grandma’s sewing room, this guilt I’m experiencing is all your fault! Just kidding… I really liked that clip, it made me smile to think of my grandkids going through my sewing stuff one day. Why guilt? I buy more than I need. And sadness, since I anticipate my next sewing purchase to be far into the future, now that I have a very clear mental picture of exactly how much fabric I have. Sell some on ebay? No way, I’m far too stubborn to admit defeat. I’ll just have to get cranking, and get my priorities straight… sew, eat, sleep. No wait, I mean, kids, sew, husband. Totally possible, right? Did I mention that I’ve been waiting for him to go back to work, so I could do my inventory? Gee, I wonder why…
Actually, I like the idea of 1 garment per week. That is do-able.
What does your stash say about you?
Kristine in MI