Thursday, March 26, 2009

What's In Your Stash?

We all have them: pounds of pins, boxes of buttons, loads of lace, piles of patterns... just because we might need them one day. Well, that day comes for us all when it is time to clear out the stash and move on. This week, Barbara, Linda Z and Vivika cleaned out the studio of an elderly quilter. It was a lesson to all of us to make sure that our families know how to distribute our "stash" when we move on. We also were awed by the unfinished projects yearning for a home. What would someone say about my studio if they had to empty it tomorrow?
We hope that Sarah's cupboard in Branford enjoys all of the lovely 1970's and 80's fabrics we brought to them. We know our knitting friends will make use of the needles we salvaged. But what shall we do with these buttons? Any suggestions?


  1. I only hope I have my friends to "help" with my studio! Yikes! It's a daunting thought. I'm glad you were able to find homes for her things. And how about those buttons?! Challenge, anyone?

  2. A dear friend of mine was talking to me about her studio and passing things down. I think we all need a special section in our wills to deal with our stuff - or at least a letter in our studio with a list. I like the challenge idea - why not make some baggies with a variety of buttons and people could "buy in" to a challenge, like a postcard size?