Friday, December 28, 2012

Chuckling here,

I ran across this poem I saw somewhere out in blog land which I  saved while sorting through documents.  Since it's rather humorous considering my recent purchases and I am chuckling  wondering how I can ever mention purchasing another house to DH!

To Create a Stash ...
by Carol Coski

1. Buy fabrics that you like
2. Buy enough to do anything you might potentially think you want to do with it
3. Buy a little more because you know by the time you use it, what you have won't be enough and you will need more
4. Buy patterns and colors you know your family will simply love
5. Always buy extra
6. Did I mention to buy more than you think you will need?
7. Sit down every so often with your fabric, and assess what colors/patterns/designs you need to compliment and contrast what you already have
8. Buy the contrasting fabrics
9. Buy the coordinating fabrics
10. Buy extra of all of them, because when you sit down to piece you still won't have enough
11. Always buy enough backing fabric to back a California-king-all-the-way-to-the-floor bed quilt
12. Add a little more to that backing estimate
13. Use backing fabrics that can be integrated into other quilt tops
14. Buy a little more to make sure you will have useable pieces
15. If you see a design you think you might like in the future, buy it now before it disappears forever
16. Buy a little more just to be sure you have enough for what you haven't decided to make yet

17. Repeat above steps until there is no room left in the house for the inhabitants
18. Buy another house and repeat above

LOL, I'll need to sew faster!   Jane

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