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Friday, March 22, 2013

Doing the Count

Mr CQT retired about a year ago, and quickly realized that he needs to come up with projects to keep himself busy.  In the warmer weather, he has no shortage of jobs - with yard work, woodwork, carpentry projects, and mechanical things that he is restoring.  But, in the winter, it takes a little more imagination.  (And, in case you are wondering - yes, it is still winter here, and probably will be for a few weeks more.)

So, he came up with the idea that he will inventory the contents of the house.  ALL of the contents of the house.  He's making a list and taking pictures of the big stuff - and he plans on putting it all on a flash drive in our safety deposit box.  Then, if the house burns down, we'll have a list for insurance purposes.

It's actually a great idea, and as an added bonus, we have realized that we have a lot of "stuff" we don't need.  Why, for instance, do I have 13 partial containers of bathroom cleaner in the upstairs closet?  And why are we keeping all of those old, old bank and credit card statements.  This project is motivating us to do some purging and re-organizing!

Today, I went through my sewing room and listed the contents.  When I was done, Mr. CQT asked me if I found anything that I had forgotten that I had.  Thankfully, no - although I did have duplicates of two items.

I  pulled out and added up all of the fabric - the larger pieces added up to 65 metres.  Actually, that wasn't as much as I thought.  When you think about it - a bed quilt will take about 10 metres to make, so that's only about 6 or 7 quilts' worth.  At least, that's what I keep telling myself.

Then, I added up my fat quarters.  I belonged, for awhile, to the Bargain Lovers  club at Sew Sisters.  Every month, they sent 10 coordinating fat quarters.  I stayed in it for far too long, because I loved  receiving and fondling the fabric every month!

So, how many fat quarters do I have?  198!  That's a lot of fat quarters.  Time to stop buying them for awhile, me thinks.

Have you ever added up all the fabric in your stash?  How does it compare to me?  Am I ready for an episode of Hoarders?


Peg said...

Now that's a good way to keep an at-home hubbie busy! Did you have to reveal your stash to him? LOL! I've never counted up my stash, should think about doing that one day.

LA Paylor said...

hilarious. If you are going on hoarders with your stash, you'll have to get in line behind me as I will be their real show! I can hardly squeeze into the studio at the moment for all my precious fabric.
LeeAnna Paylor