I've read Judy's blog and seen many others making hard efforts to busting their stash. As I ponder what more could I possibly do, I'm amazed to realized I have cut not only my stash down in size, but my UFO's over the past few months!!!
I completely emptied my scrap basked a couple nights ago (that is an IKEA laundry hanging bag) into 7 US Postal Tyvek bags....4 have moved on to new homes and 1 is already claimed...and but wait, I have two more up for grabs (let's see who read my blog and isn't a stash buster who wants scraps - first 2 folks who mention it in a comment, I'll pop these in the mail later this week).
I do have the ultimate goal of a new sewing studio though and the more I move out of my area the easier it will be for me to redesign and complete an area of "zen" for my sewing.
I have one bin that will continue for Manic Monday Offerings for a few months into 2008, but otherwise I'm way ahead of the game. Next I need to completely redo my UFO listing to show what I have on the "hopper".
I do feel a sense of control with busting my stash and ufos, but I guess I do need to understand why I gather so much clutter in the first place. I've been working on this "situation" for a couple years now. I seem to be closer at a point to just focusing on a simple number of projects, then all a sudden I see something new and bright and shiny and have to have it. So, I have tried to answer more questions before purchasing fabric. Why do I need it? Do I have a pattern? Who would the finish project go to? Can I afford it at this time of the month? Maybe I need to make an index card with these questions, that way I can have a visual tool and help myself keep more on track.
Sorry for the ramblings, but need to document some thoughts to come back to.
What am I working on now?
1. Baby quilt - almost finished blocks
2. Round Robin Blogger Swap - due 12/15
3. Secret Santa Christmas Swap - due 12/1
4. Four Season Swap - sometime in the new year
5. Various quickie gift ideas....
6. Finish mini table runner for Civil War Lover Letter Club starting in January
EDIT: Ok, I understand folks interest in getting freebie stuff, but if I can't email you from your comment or even through your blog profile (aka meaning you don't have a blogger or blog listed for me to comment to you) how can I get your snail address? Please folks if you wish to receive freebies from me, I need some way to contact you. If you really want the freebies and don't have contact info, my email is visible in my profile. Email me, please. Thank you.