You have maybe heard me mention the absolute mess that is masquarading as my quilt studio. At the end of last summer, I started getting a creative whirlwind which turned into a creative tornado. I was busy working on Christmas gifts and when I happened to drop a stack of fabrics from my arms, I left it thinking I would go back to clear it up later. Then I started throwing more and more alongside it to also clear up later. Well, I have shocked my friends who know me and have seen my room as it is out of control.
I am a fabriholic. It is a terrible disease! This is my floor to ceiling cupboard that holds part of my stash. I have cut myself off from buying any fabric until I use up much of my stash. The problem is when I do get space in this cupboard, I already have stash laying around ready to take its place. How did I ever get this out of control when it came to buying fabric. As a quilter, you see a fabric and just have to have it even if it is only a fat quarter. So I have pretty much gone cold turkey. I say pretty much as once in a while I still cannot resist a fat quarter here or a half meter there. But now I have decided that not an inch of fabric is allowed in this house until I have cleared the stash to one cupboard. GULP!
I am taking time each day to sit on the floor and go through stacks. As you can see there are many stacks. Some are projects which need organizing but some are stacks of patterns or stitching charts. I want to be ruthless and say to myself that if I don't love a pattern, I won't use it so pass it on. This is not an easy thing to do as most of you addicted to stitching or quilting will know!
Today is my mother's birthday and you can read more about her here. Wishing you a very happy birthday mother!