Friday, February 17, 2012
Today I donated over 95% of my fabric stash to Goodwill.
Don't be sad, though. I didn't love or even like any of it. Truth be told, I really have no idea why I've been holding onto this massive hoard of fabric.
I was tired of the "maybe somedays". "Maybe I'll use this fabric so-and-so gave me to make a donation quilt." The heavy guilt was beginning to weigh on me. I'm always grateful for the gifts I receive, but so much of this fabric was not to my taste and I was tired of trying to find a use for it. And then there's the odd compulsion to collect - I couldn't let go of even the smallest scraps. It made me frustrated and at times paralyzed my creativity.
There was something so liberating about letting it all go. I kept a few of my favorites and the best scraps have already been cut up for my postage stamp quilt, but really there isn't much left.
I feel so much better now.
So tell me, how does your stash make you feel? Is it full of designer lovelies that make you smile when you see them? Are your fuglies bringing you down? Do you ever feel the guilt?
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