Sarah issued a no-buy challenge for 2006. Originaly I declined. But this morning I started cleaning up my sewing room. (And no I will NOT be posting pictures of the "before" mess!) It's such a mess I can barely get in the door. Usually I open the door, look at the mess, get discouraged, shut the door and go veg in front of the computer. I'm so tired of not being able to find what I want to work with when I know I have it somewhere. This time I went in there with the intention of doing just one thing at a time. Today I'm working on coralling my stash. I grabbed a stack of boxes and have been filling them with loose fabric that's strewn all over the room. So far I've filled 4 boxes and can see another 4 to 6 boxes of fabric in piles all over the place. This does not include the fabric in my stash closets or scattered all over the house.
I guess it's time for me to admit my stash has grown way further out of control that I had originally thought! So I will accept Sarah's challenge and limit myself to only borders, backgrounds and backings in 2006.
UFOs will have to wait for another year although I probably will pull some of them and re-evaluate whether I'm really ever going to finish them as originally planned. But for now I think I'll mostly concentrate on stash quilts.
Disclaimer: This commitment will NOT extend to cat fabrics. I collect these and do not consider them to be stash. So any cat fabric I run across in the next year will probably be following me home. But JUST cat fabrics I promise and probably only in fq and 1/2yd cuts.