For the record, nothing in, nothing out this week.
But, as I reorganize my sewing "studio"/room/space I have been putting aside things that I recognize I will no longer use -- fabric included -- to go to others who could benefit.
There's something about approaching 70 that puts a new perspective on not only what is possible in my lifetime, but also how I want to spend the remainder of my time on earth.
Don't panic, Son; there's nothing wrong with me!
One thing is fairly certain: when MIL is gone we will be downsizing, lightening the load. Rather than put it off till that day arrives, I've decided to tackle the project early -- and often!
I started going to the AQS Show in Paducah about 1999, anticipating that I would take up quilting after my retirement in 2001. One of the things I have accumulated over time is PILES of magazines. Since I had to move them in order to move the bookcase, I decided it was time to go through them all and pull out articles that I found of particular interest.
This has been a very revealing exercise, and a trip down memory lane. I had Quilter's Newsletter Magazine back to the early 2000s. What a hoot to see some of the pages of patterns and fabric ads I had turned down! My taste has "matured" to say the least.
I saw how trends in quilting have changed over the last decade.
Some pages marked shows I wanted to visit -- some of which we actually did go to, like the Vermont Quilt Festival.
Some pages marked products I wanted to try -- some of which I actually purchased.
But mostly this exercise has reminded me how much I have learned from QNM and how much I miss it, having given up all my subscriptions to save money and space several years ago. I think I will renew....
While my stash report may be static today, there will be some to report out next week when I have calculated what I have pulled to give away.
Stash report this week:
In this Week: 0.0 yards
In year to Date: 157.25 yards
Out this Week: 0.0 yards
Out Year to Date: 127 yards
Net Used 2014: -30.25 yards
Linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times.