Stash Report And Enough Already

No fabric in or out this week.

I’m still assembling the Safehouse top and prepping to cut fabric strips for the crochet rug. It was surprisingly easy to come up with several yards of fabric I wanted to use up, even limiting the choices to two colors.

rug-fabricI also did some rearranging in the sewing room yesterday. One of my fabric shelves was in the way and not really working for me, so I moved it into the dining room where it does a great job of storing my son’s work supplies (he does subcontract work from home). That left me with piles of fabric with no place to live.

The short-term solution was to pile it on the bed with everything else that doesn’t have a home. Not ideal, but I can live with it for now.

This exercise reinforced the need to stop buying fabric. No Superbowl sales for me today, even though it’s hard to pass up batiks at $6/yard. I feel an overwhelming desire to sew from my stash instead. If my lack of new purchases stifles my creativity I’ll rethink it, but I honestly believe the opposite is true. I think limits can jumpstart creativity by forcing new ways of thinking.

Time will tell on this one.

I’m linking to Patchwork Times.

Fabric In: 6.75 yards

Fabric out: 1.125 yards

Net Fabric ADDED: 5.625 yards

Yarn In: 0

Yarn Out: 2 yards

Net Yarn Used: 2 yards

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