Just four days ago, I set a goal to quit 'growing my stash', until I started using some of it. I was well underway, using about 20 fat quarters, plus a couple of yards of sashing fabric.
But, I didn't have enough of the yellow sashing. It is Kona cotton, banana yellow, and I bought the end of a bolt at Jo-Ann's before Christmas. There was a bit more than a couple of yards on the bolt and the person at the cutting table said that Kona had been on sale the week before, so I assumed that was why the stocks were low. There would be more.
A few days later, I was in the 'way up North' part of town with some time to kill before an appointment, so I stopped at the other, larger, Jo-Ann, but they were out of banana, too.
The next week, I looked at my regular Jo-Ann, but still we have no bananas!
I called the smaller store in the "way up North the other way" land and none there, either.
I checked the Jo-Ann web site and no banana amongst the 35 colors listed. Corn. And Buttercup. No banana.
I decided it can't be a case of 'discontinued favorites'. I just became aware of Kona banana a couple of weeks ago!
I called Dearest Sister and asked her to check at her Jo-Ann, but none there, either, or in the neighboring town, where the grandbebes live. It was too late at night to call on resources further East, so I went to the web.
It was too late at night to call on resources further East, so I went to the web.
When I found it on-line, on sale at 20% off, I bought five yards. I will probably use a couple more yards in the quilt I am working on. And I will have about 22 of the Moda fat quarters left over. I like the yellow with the prints, so I am sure that it will be perfect in whatever other project I decide for them.
The banana hasn't arrived, yet. I guess I have a few days to stitch up something to 'make room' in the stash for five yards.
But now, I am in the hole!
And - I found an ad for 3 bolts (15 yards) of Moda classic white for $100 on Craigslist. It seems like a deal too good to pass up! What do you think? Do I have the discipline to say no? Is it too late for a 're-do' on my goals? Maybe that is the solution! I will change the goal to: Refrain from increasing the stash by more than 100 yards a month...
What do you think?
Do I have the discipline to say no?
Is it too late for a 're-do' on my goals?
Maybe that is the solution! I will change the goal to: Refrain from increasing the stash by more than 100 yards a month...