I have a long post in my mind about my stash and my quilting goals and connecting the dots between the two, but I spent most of my energy on more dogwood blocks tonight… And it’s almost midnight and I’m tired and there aren’t enough hours and my brain can only think in very fast run-on sentences these days, so for all of those reasons and more, I probably shouldn’t attempt a personal manifesto.
Instead, I’ll share my new FQ bundle of V and Co.’s Simply Style from Craftsy. I bought the bundle with the intent to break it apart and put it with my rainbow-organized fat quarters, but I might leave it whole for a bit. I’ve got some geese on my mind, and I may want to keep the line together.
Also from Craftsy, two one-yard cuts of Kaffe Fasset Millefiore in Red.
I love adding to my stash. I like having options at my fingertips when I impulsively start a project, and I enjoy collecting fabric as much as I enjoy using it; some people have stamps, some people have Jimmy Choos, and some people have shelves of fabric.
Here’s the thing though. My sweetheart and I are constantly resisting our hoarding mentality. Since our last move, we purge and shed and create post after post on Craigslist in an attempt to lighten our load and help us focus on the belongings we really enjoy. We moved a mountain of stuff across the country, and learned that after a while, the convenience of having something on hand is drowned out by the clutter and confusion and hassle of having to keep a bunch of stuff. It truly does begin to own you.
So I guess that’s my little mini-manifesto for the night. While there will be no fabric “dieting” here, I want my stash to work for me, and not the other way around. I need a better plan. I need a clearer philosophy. And I need to get organized. More on that coming soon (and hopefully without so many run-on sentences).
I’ll finish this post with the recent installment of dogwoods, complete with annoying Instagram filter to hide the terrible photography from the 11 o’clock hour tonight.
Linking up with Molli Sparkles and the other Sunday Stashers.