I think no matter what your hobby is you end up with some kind of “stash” of supplies. Maybe crafters are just secretly hoarders in disguise. I’m sure you can relate here!
In every other aspect of my life I am ready and willing to *throw it out* and not have all sorts of extra stuff and clutter, I don’t like knick-knack type things, and will not find a ticking clock anywhere in my house. But when it comes to my cross stitch supplies, more is never enough.
Of course when compared to many other stitchers my stash is actually quite modest. I have a file box of charts and a small cabinet full of fabric and stitching goodies. I don’t keep a full set of DMC floss, I don’t have hundreds of magazines stashed away, but despite my slow stitching and lack of time lately I do quite a bit of stash shopping frequently. (Shh, don’t tell my husband I admitted that. I don’t complain his weekly comic book purchase if he doesn’t complain about my cross stitch chart buying, that’s the deal!)
So what drives us to stock up on charts most likely will never get to stitch? I know I certainly have more than enough here to last me a lifetime of stitching already, but here I sit right now with a full shopping cart online and debating on whether or not I should click the “checkout” button or not.
Do you have any stash confessions to share? I pinky promise not to tell your family 😉 Leave a comment below and tell us about it!