14 April 2010
The Self-leveling Stash
Recently, the state of the fabric stash has been foremost in my mind. It is massive. Plus I got a fabric burn (similar to a rug burn) on both forearms when I was looking for something in the aforementioned stash. So I have been refolding and reorganizing and doing a bit of purging along the way. It was manageable. Then I got a box in the mail from sis that not only contained the dog-chewed quilt but more fabric. Uh, thanks, I think. I washed it and the stash absorbed the new fabric.
Then, I traded some un-dyed yarn for what I thought was going to be a couple of yards of quilting fabric. Not quite. Two boxes later, the new fabric from V was washed and assimilated into the stash. All the previous work of sorting and purging was totally undone. The stash was back up to the original level.
This past weekend one of CarGuy's buddies called me (ME! who'd a thunk). He had two under the bed boxes of quilting stuff of his mother's and her sewing machine. Would I like them? I'm just a girl who can't say no. Over I went and came home with it all.
Now, the stash just can't absorb any more. Really. So I took these boxes with the full intent of donating the contents. As I was going through them, I found books and magazines and fabric and thread and cardboard templates. O my. The photos? In the first one are four of the 80 8" bowtie blocks that were in the boxes. The second photo shows one of 20 10" windmill blocks. I have put them in plastic bags and they will go to a woman who makes quilts for donations.
I sure wish I had bookmarked the web site that someone posted that tells of the quilting supplies needed for Native Americans 'cause there are a lot of solid colors that would be perfect. Anyone?
The rest will go to my guild for either the donation quilts or to the guild's garage sale.
There were only 2 or 3 things that made it into the stash.