I recently read a post on Heather's Stitching Lotus blog about a woman in the US who died, leaving her family with 15,000 yards of fabric to deal with. It wouldn't all fit in her house, so she had rented a storage space. If you are wondering how much 15,000 yards is, the news story says it will stretch across about eight miles! You can read the news story here.
I'm guilty of buying fabric or threads or beads or other stitching items just because they appeal to me, with no plan of how I'll use them.
I bought these three fabrics several months ago and have yet to do anything with them. Sometimes I have a plan for my stash items but not enough time to start or finish the project. Even though I'm a little more mindful of what I buy now that I am in Japan, with less space to store it and less available money to buy with, I still add more things. When we moved here from the US, I had to get rid of a lot and I only brought the things I liked best. After being here four and a half years and finishing many things, I still have many unfinished and unstarted projects.
The American woman in the news story had four children to deal with her stash after her death. Who will deal with my stuff? What about you? Do you have more than you can use in a lifetime?