Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Stash In All Its Glory

I have been cleaning.  (And this might be a good time to point out that there are brighter things to do after one has strained one's back, but in my defense, there are probably worse ones.)  There is still a great deal to be done, but I did at least get to the point of being able to take pictures of The Stash.

First, the closet:
which is getting closer to door-dom all the time.  Or, as I should say, is getting closer ever since I stopped buying fabric like a demented human pack-rat.  The yarn is a bit harder to see as so much of it is at the top, but those bags are almost all full of yarn:
Not too bad, right?  Of course not--because that's not the entire stash!  On either side of the closet are:
starting from the top, laceweight, fingering weight, and nice sport/dk weight.  Then a bin containing some fleece for jackets.  On the other side:
 The grey contains dishcloth cotton odds & ends, then worsted weight, not-so-nice sport/dk weight, and on the very bottom, chunky/bulky.  The fabric is there because there is a sheet of plywood on top of the bins to give my little stereo something flat and stable to sit on and it was constantly snagging everything it could reach.  Spreading scrap fabric takes a LOT less time than sanding!

Across the room, there are wire shelves mostly holding books and tools and stuff, but the top shelves and the very top are:
Which gets to be above the desk where I sew for two reasons:  One, I have nowhere else to put it, and two, fabric is a lot less prone to fall down and bonk me on top of the head than bags of yarn are.  Always a consideration for a stash this size.  There's also a similar (though smaller) pile of felt at the top of the shelves on the other side of the room, but I don't seem to have a picture of that.  I'll have to add that one later.  There's also a large Rubbermade tub of quilting fabrics underneath the sewing table, but we all know what a tub looks like. 

Whew!  I think I need to go lay down.............