A new year. A fresh start. My stash busting goal for 2010 was to use more fabric than I bought. It didn't quite work out that way, I ended 2010 very much in the red. This year the focus will be on managing the stash, with the aim of using more than I buy. The goal is to just finish in the black. I've given myself a "stash enhancement budget" of 10 yards/quarter (or a little over 3 yards per month). I have holes in my stash that need to be plugged so I can make new quilts, plus I like fabric too much to realistically expect myself to not buy any all year.
So how did the first week of 2011 go? Here's the stash report:
Used this week: 0.78 yards
Added this week: 0 yards
Used year to date: 0.78 yards
Added year to date: 0 yards
Net used for 2011: 0.78 yards
Not as much sewing as I had hoped for the last week. Even though I was off work, so was my guy and kiddo. Plus the house needed some serious attention. Between work, weekend volleyball games, and weekend swim meets this fall and winter I missed a lot of house cleaning time (I'm not sorry for spending my time that way, but at some point you do have to deal with the chaos!)
Whatever your stash busting/enhancement goals are for 2011, good luck with them. Click over to Judy's Patchwork Times to see the first stash reports of 2011.