Well no, not really. But my stash has seemed to take on a life of its own and started to take over my sewing space. The need to clean and organize has been pulling at me for months, but I haven't been able to make myself do it.
My car accident has changed things for me. I am no longer able to sit and sew for hours or even minutes without excruciating pain in my lower back. Oh how I miss sewing. I miss my machine, I miss watching Friends on my DVD player next to my Pfaff.
I went into my sewing room on Friday night after dinner. I just received Camille's new Red Velvet Cake pattern and finally knew how I was going to use my prized Rouenneries layer cake. I sorted squares and started cutting, but then the mess all around me stole my focus.
I started to think how I could sort and organize my collection of fabrics. I started to pull things off shelves, off the floor, out of the closet. I started to open storage boxes. I needed MORE storage boxes! I woke up early Saturday and went out to get more storage boxes. I would corral these projects strewn around the room into some semblance of order!
I worked all day Saturday and oh, my back was killing me when I went to bed, and still hurting when I woke up on Sunday. I completely overdid it - my body is not healthy right now and all that activity really took its toll. But I was determined to finish what I started. I took some ibuprofen and surged ahead.
I worked all day Sunday, taking time out to iron my clothes for work this week and to make a killer pot roast for our Sunday dinner. I was brutal - if I didn't love it, or thought there wasn't a snowball's chance that I'd ever finish it, out it went! Projects were gathered together with all the supplies and labeled in storage boxes.
My room looks fabulous. I feel a great freedom and also feel my creativity returning. Sometimes purging can be a very good thing. Stay tuned for my upcoming stash reduction sale!