One of the
reasons excuses the fabric stash grew to be out of control was that for so many years, the nearest quilt shop was at least 40 miles away. When I went to the shop, after having traveled so far, why buy just what I needed? Why not buy a little extra . . just in case? Why not buy this piece because the color is so perfect for so many things? Why not buy that piece because it might match something already in the stash?
Sometimes I would order fabrics online. Say I needed green. How could I be sure that Green #1 would work? The only sure thing would be to order Green #1, Green #2, Green #3 and maybe a bit of Green #4. There . . that should do it! One of those would have to work! 🙂
That’s how it happened! It’s not like I set out to buy more fabric than I would ever use. Why am I telling you this? You have your own
reasons excuses, don’t you? Feel free to use my reason excuse, if needed.
About the yarn — same thing! No yarn shop nearby that has a lot of the yarns I like so I order it. When buying yarn for socks, it’s real easy because one skein is needed — no matching anything. But, what happens when I need three skeins to go together for a mystery project? From looking at the colors online, I chose Grove (the top one – greenish), Lichen (middle – greenish and purplish) and Curiosity (the bottom purple). The yarn is Madelinetosh Merino Light. Love the yarn . . do not love these three colors together.
Do I order more yarn and hope for a better match, sticking two of the above skeins in the stash or . . do I give up and wait til I can get to a yarn shop and see what the colors really look like? And, I might add . . if I order yarn, for $75+ orders, there’s free shipping! 🙂 Decisions, decisions!