Thursday, October 9, 2008

This is my fabric Stash

Yep, that's it. I have been "stashbusting" since the first of the year. I have only purchased about 6 fat quarters , 2 charm packs and 4 yards of fabric this year. You know, fabric for larger pieces, boarders and unifying fabrics. The photo shows a 73 quart tote and a cube of overflow. The shoe box container has some fabrics and necessities for quilting.

Am I attached to my fabric? Yes. I like fabrics similar to how people like looking a photographs. I am making block exchage blocks of scraps, not new fabrics, and I am finding that I might have a harder time giving away the blocks than in the past when I bought fabric for a specific themed exchange.

I have enough fabric for several quilts and with the economy I don't NEED to buy. Yeah! But it is amazing how fast the fabrics start to stack up. I may not be able to buy alot over the next year but that doesn't matter, I have plenty.

Which reminds me... I have a nice little house I can afford to heat, 2 cars that work so far, food in the cupboard, decent health, family and friends that I have great relationships with.... I am going to not watch or read news for the rest of the week, I am not going to check my 401K and I am going to dwell on the positives of the abundace of what I really have. Even IF I don't have a room dedicated to my fabric stash.



Terri said...

I just love seeing everybody's stash!! I don't really have one to speak of yet, but I'm working on it. I've been slipping in a few yards here and there and as long as I don't buy too much at one, hubby doesn't mind.

mamaspark said...

Thanks for showing the stash and reminding us what is important!! Keep up the good work!

Lori in South Dakota said...

You have the right attitude. I think we need to focus on what we HAVE, not what we don't. And when I buy something, I look at it and decide--is it a "want" or a "need"? Really helps, I did "need" some warm new jammies, but not that new purse the other day!