Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Climbing Stash Mountain

The snows have melted on Stash Mountain and I’m ready for a springtime hike to enjoy the flowers.

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Okay, there really wasn’t any winter snow on the huge amount of craft stash I own, but it feels as though my UFO good intentions have grown to mountainous proportions.
Something must be done or archaeologists will be digging up my old bones 500 years from now and wondering what the hell I was doing.

Just in time to rescue me from myself is the April is Stash Bust effort. Go here for more information and the prizes involved if you submit (not required) a winning project. They’ll also be offering tutorials specifically targeting stash busting.

Along with catching up on some scrapbooking, making more crochet-edged pillowcases, trying out the pile of new recipes I’ve collected, and numerous other activities, the following are a few of my UFO projects I plan to finish in April.

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Knitting and sewing—I’m my own craft and fabric store; if you need something, I probably have it.

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Cross-stitch and other embroidery projects galore could keep me occupied for years.

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More knitting (I have a huge Rubbermaid bin chockfull of yarn, patterns, and books)

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Flowers to enjoy—well, this one isn’t a stash project, but I’ll have to emerge from all my enthusiastic endeavors to just enjoy life.
Can I make it up and over Stash Mountain? I’ll report my progress at the end of April.


Lorrie said...

Maybe we should play a game - my stash is bigger than your stash. Like you, I have supplies for many crafts, and many UFOs to accompany them. Moving has made me realize that I've got to whittle down that mountain! April might be the best month to start!

Storybook Woods said...

Good luck sweetie and do not get lost ;-) xoxoxo Clarice

Thimbleanna said...

Oh those stashes -- they're so fun to collect and then when they get older they're like an albatross! Good Luck with your stash busting -- I've been trying to put a dent in my UFOs this year too!

Heather - said...

Thanks for linking. Hmm, maybe I should photograph my stash for everyone's viewing pleasure.

Lena said...

I love that cross stitch that you are working on. It's very pretty.

I think we all have a lot of works in progress, and materials to use up, but I tend to think of it as being very fortunate. I remember when I was a younger woman, crafting was a luxury. Every now and then, I find a younger woman who can use a tool or material that I've tired of, and then I pass it on. Those ufos though, those are a little harder to deal with sometimes!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It sounds like you have a good plan, June! I, too, have lots of supplies I should be using more often. I've promised not to buy anymore until I do :-)