I have a love/hate relationship with my stash. The love part is easy to understand: here’s a great big pile of fabric. What’s not to love? The hate part could keep a shrink busy for at least a year’s worth of sessions, delving into conflicted relationships with posessions in general, attitudes of parents who grew up in the depression, etc, etc.
Enough of that. Threads on stash guilt go on and on and on on the boards. My purpose today is to mostly gloat, but also to mourn.
Mourning first: Kay’s Fabrics is going out of business. This is the independent fabric store that I visited the most…but evidently, not enough. It’s sad to see yet another independent close up shop. I appreciate our internet vendors, but a place where you can feel before you buy is just priceless. Please, indies, don’t all go away. We need you.
On to the gloating: check out what I got! Wools, cottons, linens, and cupro. The wools have designer names woven into the selvedge. Perry Ellis denim. There were 13 pieces in all. Could have been more, but I just got the heads-up (thanks, buddy!) today, their last day in business. So the inventory had been pretty well picked over, and most of what was left was either polyester or linings. Still, I found plenty….at 90% off. That’s a pittance.
This is the kind of stash growing I can live with, guilt-free. Beautiful, classic fabrics, at a price no one could argue with. Perfect for stashing.