Well now, fellow RTCQers,
After saying that I was ready to make a quilt after a loooong break, and
gammy fingers, I finally sorted my stash yesterday. DH got out the boxes
(boy, were THEY heavy!!!). The kids helped for a while, but gave up....(no,
Mum, it's grey, not purple!!!!)
Some s words of wisdom that cometh AFTER the event:
1. Move the boxes yourself....I'd forgotten how many there were, and DH's
words were: "You don't REALLY need more fabric, DO you?!?!?!?!
2. NEVER sort your stash in a little black dress...The threads are such a
tell-tale sign, that remind DH tosay the words: "You don't REALLY need more
fabric, DO you?!?!?!?!?!?!
3. Decide on your block and the colours of your new project before you open
the stash boxes. Then - the important thing here - DON'T change your
mind!!!! This way, you can always justify the purchase of more fabric.
4. Make sure there are no UFO's lurking near those stash boxes. For when
DH moves the crates (yes, they WERE too heavy, weren't they!!!) there is no
room for comment. For gals, we all KNOW that those ufo's are for 'ron
(later on), don't we?????
And I'm sure you'll agree that apricots, greys and the like which were
popular in the 80's just CAN'T be used in '99 for a quilt - they just HAVE
to stay there in the appropriate stash box for another 10-15 years, until
that 20-year cycle is over......So, I'm in the process of ordering more
fabric - boy, this is fun!!! (footnote here - DH doesn't really mind!).
Now, for the design.........Do I need more books, mags, hummmmmmm? <G>
Janet in Oz
who really needs a bigger cupboard......