As 2014 is close to winding down, it’s time to think about 2015 here at Patchwork Times. I’m going to continue to track my stash usage/additions in 2015 and anyone who wants to join in is welcome. When I started doing stash reports quite a few years ago, my feeling was that I was holding myself accountable to the readers here. Not that anyone cared, but I knew I had a stash problem (could NOT stop buying fabric!) and I knew that I needed some incentive to use what I had instead of buying more fabric. I would say . . my stash reports have been successful. I have learned to use what I have before searching for new fabric. This year, I bought nothing! I didn’t use a whole lot, but there is a whole lot here to use.
There’s no harm in adding! When I first started the stash reports, I swore I was buying no more fabric, but for several years, I continued to add. I’ve done the same thing with yarn but I think I’m on the road to recovery there too. Old habits die hard and it took some time but I’m good now. I’ve always said that if I need fabric, I’m going to buy fabric. If I want to make a blue and green quilt and don’t have the right blue or green fabric, I’m going to buy it. If I see a fabric I can’t live without, I’m going to buy it. I’m not going to feel bad or guilty if I buy fabric. But, my goal is to use what I have if it will work, before I buy, and that’s a good goal to have with so many things in life.
Here’s how the stash reports work, for anyone who isn’t familiar with these weekly reports.
- There’s no need to know how much stash you currently have! We don’t report anything about that. We only report what we’ve used and what we’ve added each week.
- You can do it weekly, monthly, whenever you think about it . . doesn’t matter to me.
- You simply make a report, including whatever info you would like to share, and then link up in the link box below.
Pretty simple and it’s definitely helped me. There’s no harm in not doing a stash report – no one is expected to do it
So here’s my report and I’m so happy that with three weeks left to report, I have added nothing this year. Oh, how I hope I can say that about yarn some day.
Used this Week: 0 yards
Used year to Date: 74 yards
Added this Week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 0 yards
Net: 74 yards used