Thursday, August 5, 2010

Stash Busters

Ok, think of movie theme songs, see if you can guess what I'm thinking...the words go something like this:  When the fabric over flows, and you can't walk thru the room, who ya gonna call?  Stash Busters!
When all you can say is, "oh, where is that?" Who you gonna call? Stash Busters!

isn't he a cutie
Lol! Yeah, I know I'm corny, but you gotta give me an A for effort.  Really, my stash makes me incredibly happy.  Just to see it and touch it.  Just last night Bonnie Love said, "Good night, mom.  Have fun ironing."  Lol! BUT it has gotten out of hand.  I'm so very blessed to have a room in our home, just for my sewing, and I must apologized to my sweet hubby for the mess I have let it become. 

So what do I do?  Bring one more thing home, of course!  I bought this Monday.
 It's full of great ideas for busting up a stash that's been sitting for a while.   There are three quilts I want to make for sure in there.  It also featured 4 sewing studios.  I don't know about you, but I love seeing where other people work!  The front cover also sported the words, "Get Organized!"  Seriously, who could resist? 

I've already started cutting strips for the quilt on the cover.

Can you guess what color I started with?  Just now getting to the blues.  Go, me, cutting into that stash an inch and a half at the time!  I know it doesn't sound like much, but it does make me feel better.  A lot of these fabrics have been inherited, you see, I've lost my Mom and Grandma, both in the last two and a half years.  With all I had before, then all of their fabric, well, let's just say, I'm blessed.  I feel them with me, and know how pleased they would both be to know they are still physically providing for me, even now.  One day I'll get to tell them thank you, again!! Now that a post that was supposed to be funny, has brought me to tears...I better get to work.  Got some more strips to cut!!

I was just wondering what's your favorite way to bust up your stash?

Have a great day!!


Sewgreen said...

I loved this post!!

I like to use my stash in random things. Like in my scrappy blocks. Once I use a fabric it gets cut into strips (that's how I organize) I don't usually reuse fabrics. I really should start though!

jillquilts said...

Stash Busters!! Too cute!!!