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« Reply #1260 on: November 22, 2013 09:19:38 PM »

Hey, sorry for the double post, but this is another catagory.

Does destashing put you in a state of panic? Where you really don't want to get rid of something, but yet, you know it is a good use for the item? But then you don't want it gone? I bounce off this one all the time. PM me with answers if you don't want to clog the thread. Just wondering if I am the only one.  Huh

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« Reply #1261 on: November 23, 2013 01:38:14 AM »

You're not the only one. I have stuff that I constantly fight with because "its far to nice to use on this project". I'm trying very hard not to save for best, but I don't always win.
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« Reply #1262 on: November 23, 2013 08:18:55 AM »

I know that not being able to post photos on here makes my posts kinda boring, but I do keep up with this thread, and sometimes have something readable  Roll Eyes to contribute!

As I've been working on holiday gifts, I've noticed that I've been able to use a lot of stash this year-fortunately!  The problem comes when I thought I had enough in my stash to finish the project, but then come towards the end, realize that I really didn't and have to go buy more of the supply (mine is yarn). 

So not only am I solving but then adding to the problem, it kinda makes it worse, b/c then I'm left with these bits of yarn that are not big enough for a project on their own, but too big to get rid of (times how many projects that I am making that end up having this problem).

Any suggestions for what I could do?
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« Reply #1263 on: November 23, 2013 08:28:08 AM »

Stillatthetop, I am like that with yarn and fabric.  But I save very little for myself that I truly don't want to get rid of and let go of the rest.  
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« Reply #1264 on: November 23, 2013 09:29:03 AM »

Maybe you could make a scrappy project like this:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=401013.msg4723589#msg4723589
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« Reply #1265 on: November 23, 2013 09:54:41 AM »

Ladybugs...do you ever crochet granny squares? That is where I destashed a lot of my yarns that I had gotten from my Grandmother's destashing. I made a lap warmer for my new "Granny" friend that I visited in a nursing home. Back when I was just a teen/kid. I lined it with a fuzzy kind of stuff...not quite fantasy fur, but very furry and nubby. She was in a wheelchair, and loved it to keep her legs warm, and the wonderful mix of colors were soothing to her. The nurses told me that she was always touching it, and looking at the bright colors.

Another thought would be premie baby beanies. You know, the hats they put on the bald babies  Grin Hospitals are always wanting donations of those. And they are made small, so I don't think they would take too much yarn, and you could always mix colors.

Just ideas. Take them and run!

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« Reply #1266 on: November 23, 2013 10:53:55 AM »

Thanks for the ideas!
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« Reply #1267 on: November 23, 2013 10:55:06 AM »

Thanks for this idea, too!
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« Reply #1268 on: November 23, 2013 12:02:11 PM »

stillatthetop -- I completely know what you are talking about.  Used to happen to me.  But then my Grandmother died and we found boxes of fabric, and then a whole dresser full that she never got to use, and I thought that was really sad.  What's the point in saving it if you never end up using it?  So I try to just use the beautiful stuff and plunge ahead.
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« Reply #1269 on: November 24, 2013 04:55:02 PM »

stillatthetop -- I completely know what you are talking about.  Used to happen to me.  But then my Grandmother died and we found boxes of fabric, and then a whole dresser full that she never got to use, and I thought that was really sad.  What's the point in saving it if you never end up using it?  So I try to just use the beautiful stuff and plunge ahead.


I never really looked at it that way. I am normally in the mind set of why do I have this if I am not going to use it and it can get frustrating when I don't get a project done (or started for that matter). Good reminder that there is a reason I purchased/accepted the items so I should use my beautiful supplies why I can.
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