I have started yet another plan to reduce my stash and am going to take part in the 50 Projects Challenge organized by Cherylann. The challenge is to finish 50 projects (I am going to count all beading, knitting, crocheting and stitching finishes) before buying any more stash. I have decided on two exceptions to the no stash rule - I am allowed to buy any supplies neccessary for any classes / workshops that I take and I am allowed small quantities of supplies to finish off any projects that are completed as part of the challenge. I plan to start counting my finishes from today and that for stitching projects to count as finished both the stitching part & the finishing part has to be completed, except for stitched pieces that I plan to get professionaly framed which will count as completed once the stitching is all done.
In order to keep track of my progress on the 50 projects challange and also as a place to store my stash list I have created a second blog (Allie's Stash Mountain)where I have already posted my current list of fully kitted up projects, all 130 of them. I also have large quantities of chart / patterns for which I do not have all the supplies and also of unallocated supplies (yarn, beads, DMC, hand dyed threads, fabric etc.), I have estimated that I can probally kit up another 50 or so projects from the unallocated stash pile. I aim over the next couple of weeks to go through my stash and turn the unallocated stuff into kitted projects either using patterns / charts that I already own or using free patterns / charts so that I know exactly how much stash I have.