crafting, reading, cooking, living the retirement life
Saturday, August 05, 2006
The stash reorganization has begun! And thank you to my many "cheerleaders" ! This will not be a fast and easy project but hopefully I can go through one or two colors a day. I started with my six tubs of reds and pinks. I still don't have the shelving issue resolved so I may have to do some refolding, but I am shooting for roughly 18" widths after folding. One set of shelves is 18" deep but I'm not sure I will like the fabric there. The big tub is full of fabrics I want to strip out or cut into bricks or squares. That'll be a whole 'nother major task LOL. As I went through the fabric, I became more ruthless as to what I wanted in my nicely folded piles so more and more went into the tub. By the end of the reds I was starting to think in terms of donating scraps!!! My guild always has a "free" table set up so I am sure a new home could be found for at least some of it. I have many, many more tubs to deal with: 6 greens, 4 blues, 2 violets, 6 tans/offwhites/whites, 2 browns, 2 orange/gold/yellows, and 2 blacks. These will all be taken out, refolded, scraps set aside, and piles put on a shelf. Also in tubs: 1 brights, 1 theme, 1 novelties, 1 homespun, 4 flannels/brushed cotton, and 1 quilted cottons. These will probably stay right where they are!!! In huge tubs, I have Jo Mortons and batiks/marbles. Yikes---it is a sickness!!! That doesn't even touch various projects sitting around and fabrics purchased with certain projects in mind. Is there a support group for this??? Is there a 12-step program??? It was fun, though, to re-visit the fabrics. So many had been long forgotten--it's like getting a whole new batch of fabric!