So we had our discussion about stash obsession and acquisition and our crazy need to have more stash than we could ever possibly stitch. But, in addition to that obsessive stockpiling of cross stitch supplies I am also very protective of my stash.
There are three things you don’t mess with me on – my children, my computer, and my stitching stash.
I remember when we were moving to Virginia from Pennsylvania (gosh, nearly 8 years ago) and I had carefully put everything into a three drawer Rubbermaid tower and taped the drawers shut. The movers tried to load it onto the truck and I probably frightened the guy when I snatched it away from him and said, “Oh no no, that goes in the van with us.” And I hurriedly stuffed it in the back of the van and *locked* it. There were only a few things in our vehicle with us on that trip, some immediate need luggage for everyone, my computer, and my stash. Everything else went onto the moving truck.
When we get a hurricane warning I always tell the kids “Anything you wouldn’t want to get wet, put up high in case we flood,” and then I immediately move my stash. I’ve been known to take my entire stash with me on vacation more than once, back when it was in that three drawer Rubbermaid and I could just put the whole thing in the trunk of the van. It’s grown a bit since then and it’s not exactly portable anymore, so it stays at a home. When we went to Disney World in 2006 I took three large cross stitch projects and two small ones with me – and I didn’t stitch a single stitch while we were there -LOL-
How protective of your stitching stash are YOU? Leave a comment below and let us know your most stash protective moment!