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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Show Your Stash

Judy L has suggested we share pics of our stash and sewing rooms as an incentive to both downsize the stash and get better organized. I've been working hard to reduce the stash for over a year now and have actually made some progress though one wouldn't think that from looking at these pics. And this doesn't include the fabric in dresser drawers in another room. Still I know I've made a dent and that's what counts!





Mainly I decided to participate in showing pics because I need to be shamed into straightening the room up. It's out of control again and I need to spend a few days straightening things up. Every time I start I get sidetracked by stopping to work on something or other. Those blocks on the pieced of flannel are one of my latest detours. I've decided I want to make a "Remembering Grandma" quilt with a dark background.












I also realize I haven't completed a project at all this month! Wow....I don't think that has happened since I started quilting 7 years ago. Wonder what the chances are that I get something done in the next 4 days. Probably not. I've also started trying to hand quilt my Dutch Treat in the evenings. That's going to be a long process even if I don't give up.
We were sad to say goodbye to our grandson, Greg and his wife, Eve, this morning. They are headed to his new assignment at Ft. Carson, CO. Visits are never long enough with family.






19 comments:

Judy Laquidara said...

Forget the stash! Look at all those ribbons. Hopefully you'll get to visit with your grandson and his wife again before too long.

karenfae said...

wow look at that stash - mine is so small in comparison - but I like it like that :)
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Barb said...

I cleaned and organized my room the other night but that post is coming....

Can I come and play in your stash?

West Michigan Quilter said...

You may have quite a stash there, but at least your are organized, all color coordinated. I like that and wish I had the space. And look at all those blue ribbons! Great job!

Micki said...

My goodness you have a large stash, and I loved seeing your sewing area.
Micki

Karen said...

That stash looks wonderful to me!
I see lots of ribbons. Is that from prize winning quilts?

Geta Grama said...

OMG, it is a great stash ! I love the ribbons on the walls !

Sherry said...

OMG Mary look at all the ribbons you have. How wonderful. And then theres your stash well I think you have as much as a small quilt store. Maybe we can all go shopping. Well I know we don't have to think what does your husband say I know he enjoys it now that hes quilting. Thanks for sharing

Sherry said...

O sorry I forgot to say that I'm sorry to hear your grandson is leaving. Thank goodness that we have the phone system and the internet to keep in contact. Think about years before it was only the mail because long distance was to expensive and the mail took so long to get there.

Michele said...

I think it's breathtaking! I bet you have fun in there! I know I would!

Jacquie said...

I have seen Mary's stash firsthand and it is just amazing! I love all the ribbons gracing your sewing area. Now with Tom quilting those ribbons are going to double. Ny the way, Tom looked great - so rested. I guess retirement is serving him well!

Crispy said...

LOL, yep a "little" straightening is in order but we quilters need our chaos to keep the juices flowing. I am humbled by the number of ribbons you have won!!!

Crispy

Kare said...

What fantastic natural light you have in your quilting area! How many machines do I see in there 3, perhaps 4? What a wonderful space!

Mary said...

I see on your sidebar that you've made the Sylvia's Bridal Sampler also. Had to watch the slideshow! No wonder you have so many ribbons...
I'm going to be hanging mine when I can find them. Thanks for the inspiration.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I'm astounded by all the ribbons but also by all the space you have. Wonderful! blessings, marlene

Donna said...

That's an impressive stash, Mary, and all color coordinated!

Erin said...

I'm going to ask for a moment of humble silence to appreciate the HOLY SMOKES overwhelming stash you have. Wow.

whimzeestitches said...

Now that's a great stash and WOW look at them ribbons!!!!! Thanks for sharing and happy stitchin.

Peg said...

WOW!!! you have a wonderful stash, I'm extremely envious of the natural light you have and my goodness looking at your ribbons this is a room where beauty is created. Thank you so much for sharing your room.

hugs Peg x