Mar 14, 2010

::The Meaning of Stash::

Simplify Sunday













Well, I've organized 8 plastic bins of fabric. Yes, I had to purchase a couple more--but that's it for bin space. The Stash looks lovely! I still have more, which does not look lovely. Simplifying is exhausting.

After reading about stashes in blogland and in magazines, after wrestling my own stash (Me 1, Stash 3), after trying to envision the end result, I pose for you some definitions to consider:

  • Stash = Creativity (lots of possibilities)
  • Stash = Work (lots to do)
  • Stash = Play (lots to liberate you from the drudgery of life)
  • Stash = Space (lots to spill over into the rest of the household)
  • Stash = Stewardship (lots of blessings to balance and care for)
I could go on for a long time, but I'm curious: how do you view your stash? I'd love for you to share your thoughts and feelings here. Have a good week!

Gratitudes
  • The Stash (both blessing and curse)
  • The dog (he always loves me)
  • The mostly sunshine-y day (tulips are beginning to come up)

7 comments:

jlk said...

The stash is fun for me. But sometimes, it's a little overwhelming!

ivoryspring said...

Kolleen,

I love your definitions of stash - fun! :)

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

I agree with jlk...sometimes overwhelming! But mostly fun:)

em's scrapbag said...

Lovely post. Thought provoking. Stash- endless possabilities. Maybe why it can be overwhelming.

Fresh Poppy Sisters said...

Love stashes...a little stressful because it reminds me of the projects I am not finishing, but mostly a world of possibilities!

luanne said...

Simplifying is exhausting for sure. But for me, having a fabric stash is way more blessing than curse. (Stashes of other stuff like all my random mixed media tidbits, not so much!)

That collection of fabrics in your photo above would make a beautiful quilt! So fresh looking.

KQuiltyBee said...

Yes, I would be sad without a stash, but it should be limited. Much of that fabric has moved more than once (i.e. it is decades old!). Time to quilt a bit more in the moment! I haven't even talked about my bead/ephemera stash :) Thanks everyone for your comments!