Time to check in on the fabric fast.
Well, since it's a fast there's nothing to see. I haven't purchased any new fabric since January 1.
I did go to Joanne's a few times (because we were going to a store two doors down from it) and I did get some notions (buttons for a project, some felt balls that were on super mega after christmas clearance) but I bought NO fabric. I also got some ribbon at Target (to use for projects) but NO FABRIC.
I've made quite a few swaps and used only stuff from my stash. I've done a few fabric swaps using fabrics from my stash.
No what I've realized?
My stash is WAY bigger than I ever thought. When I think about it I only really think about the fabric that's in my dresser (four drawers, pretty much full--the fifth drawer is just cheap felt, so I don't count it). But I forget (conveniently?) the fabric on the bed (stacks of fat quarters from two different big swaps I did last year--I kept the fabric together because I was keeping track of what I had received and what I was missing and I liked seeing it all together) and the fabric in the 12 pound remnant box (I keep it together because I try to use from it for my charity sewing) and the fabric from another bigger scrap pack I bought (again, I keep it separate because I like it that way) and the big bag of random fabrics I got from the thrift or had given to me by other folks (most isn't quilting cotton) or the small pile of faux fur (and other odd ball fabrics).
Yeah, my stash is big. Big like you think of god's as big.
I need to purge some of it (from that thrift store pile) and get to more sewing.
(oh, and that doesn't even count all the charm squares I have cut for my "will it ever happen" postage stamp quilt--a project that is slowly growing old right along with me) OH and there's a box on the bed two that contains scrap sized fabrics (another box I kept separate because I won it and wanted to always remember where it came from--why do I do that?).
I'm happy to report I have finished some of my fabric. There are a few prints I've had for some time now and I've finally used the last of it (or got it down to just wee bitty scraps). This is HUGE for me.
My big challenge now is to get my craft room organized. I just keep putting it off.
And while I'm fasting I'm keeping a little list of fabrics I've seen and like. Once the fast is over (and if I find any of those on a good sale) I might reward myself with one or two of them.
But for now, I'll keep being surprised by what I find in my never ending stash. Honestly, I'm like a hoarder or something!