I have been wanting for a while now to have a serious look at my stash. A number of people I read keep a log of how much comes in and goes out - which is something I wanted to try. One of my goals this year is to use more than I buy and to whittle down my scraps. So I hauled out my stash, every piece of it, and sorted, assessed, measured and organized. I had estimated that everything, fat quarters and larger, would be about 100 yards. I was wrong... It was more but still quite reasonable, though given the limited storage space and budget I have, I wouldn't want it to grow much larger.
I pulled all my solids since I'm in the Simply Solids Bee and wanted to have an idea of exactly what I had and where my colour holes were... Turns out I had no pink. Seriously? So I added some.
They're now in a box, sort of file-like, with my charm packs and a single junior jelly roll.
They are all now neatly tucked back onto my shelf and I have a much more clear idea of what I have and how much of it. Yay!!
As for scraps, while they are loosely organized, from less than an FQ to crumbs, I still have some major work to do and I wonder how I'm going to track usage of them since they're, well, not worth measuring in any conventional way. (I'm not calculating the surface area of each little crumb - are you kidding me? I'm not THAT crazy.) So far, I think I might turn to weight. I can whittle them down by pounds... Can you imagine? "Hey, gals! I dropped five lbs!" or "I couldn't stop chewing on my stash and I gained eight pounds!!" Heehee.
Stash at start of January: 134.25 yards
In since: 23.5 yards
Out as of Feb 5th: 25.5 yards (most of this on stuff I haven't shown you yet...)
Net: -2 yards
Stash count: 132.25 yards, unknown lbs of scraps.
And I made another Guild Bag, using the tutorial I wrote last week. :-) Addictive!
|Much happier with my zipper this time!|