Do you ever sit down & think of just how much stash you have? I decided what I wanted to stitch for my mom for Christmas & decided to look for the pattern. Now I'm not very organized when it comes to my stash. I have a general idea of where things are, and that's about it. So I start looking. Here I sit an hour + later & I'm totally disgusted with myself. NO ONE ON EARTH needs 1/4 of the stash that I have. Seriously. I am more than a little ashamed of myself right now. The worst part is I don't know how to organize it - how to get rid of it... there is so much $$ sunk in it. :-(
I keep telling myself that I've been stitching for most of my life - since I was about 8 years old, and that I've REALLY been collecting a lot since I've been online (about 13 years) and that I've still been collecting since DSL, though not as much (mostly imports & limited edition kits/designs). As I looked though my stash tonight though, I totally realize that NO ONE needs this much stash. :-( NO ONE, and there is no excuse for letting it just grow & grow & grow. I feel like a total addict at the moment.
I have to get rid of a good amount of it. And geez, I already have gotten rid of some of it over the past 6 months or so & I haven't even made a dent. Not even a scratch really. :-(
I'm really depressed now. Anyone else ever feel this way?
**Edited - (the morning after) - I know I still have way too much stash, but after reading the comments so far, I don't feel quite as bad about it as I did last night. You're right, it's my "collection", my hobby, and it brings me great happiness. BUT I do need to get rid of some of it anyway - but not 75% of it, that won't happen! lol
Gaby, if you're reading this & want to do a trade, send me an email! :-)
HAPPY SUNDAY STITCHING my friends!