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Date: 8/11/04 6:45 PM

Who does it? The change-of-seasons stash reorganisation? If so, when?

We're in the last month of winter here and I can't be bothered making any more winter clothes, so I've just shuffled my stash around, putting the winter fabrics to the back and bringing the spring/summer fabrics to the front.

I love this ritual. I see pieces of material I'd forgotten about and others which I've been hanging on to because I can't think of quite the right garment to make. Sometimes I do something really rash and move a piece which I bought with a dress in mind to the skirt or blouse shelf. Daring, huh?

My sewing machine and overlocker have just come back from being serviced. So I'm raring to go.

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Date: 8/11/04 7:56 PM

Julia, it's got to be something in our DNA. It's late summer here and I rearranged my stash as well. I have a couple more summer/transition things to make (lightweight fabric, fall-ish colors), but then it's on to my more structured things. In fact, I took 2 pieces from the who-knows-where-these-came-from pile & just cut out a couple of tops & a pair of pants, just to get them out of the pile. I have no idea what they were originally for, and if I don't like my choices - out they go! Just another excuse to wallow in the stash is a good thing, I always say  :D

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Date: 8/12/04 4:30 AM

I love this, Ms Connie. It's something which just seems to come over me without warning. I was quite happily sewing winter stuff and the weather hasn't changed a great deal. Whoosh! Suddenly, I'm no longer interested in garbardine, corduroy and twill; I'm sorting through linen, batiste and voile.

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Date: 8/12/04 5:50 AM

My thoughts have been running in the same direction--no longer interested in summer sewing, it's a good time to organize the stash, or at least try!  Probably, I'll find the winter fabrics not well-represented, though.  Uh Oh,  :unhappy: the stash is not going to get any smaller, I fear.

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Date: 8/12/04 5:57 AM

I reorganised yesterday!!
It must be something in us all that is triggered by the date or something.
The weather here is still very much summer, (although stormy right now), but I am itching to sew fleece.
Only problem is I know I will want to buy more as I only have a few pieces.

I also did my closet/drawer sort out this week and decided I need T shirts and Tank Tops desperately for the winter.

After I have finished my T shirts I plan on my making my mother a fleece robe/gown that Mary T made for the PR weekend.  It's mums birthday at the end of September.

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Date: 8/12/04 4:24 PM

It's still chilly here in Michigan - it might be 60 today, cloudy & rainy. A good day to hibernate (or sew). My new Lucky magazine came yesterday, so that's keeping me busy matching up patterns & fabric too. My project now is finishing a pair of 3-season pants (poly/rayon twill in British tan), then cutting out a jacket - but not fleece, Lou - that's for October, plus there is only 1 piece with reindeer & pine trees. :D I even have a pot of stew on the stove - in August! Oh my...

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Date: 8/12/04 7:31 PM

I live where we have "Springall" for three seasons of the year...(or is that "sprautumn").  We get a tiny bit of winter that the rest of the country laughs at, and a bit of a summery thing.

So, my stash is pretty much the same year round...no need to switch.  I use a bit more polar fleece for the 'winter weeks' and a bit more gauze/batiste for the 'summer fling', but otherwise, the stuff I wear in September is basically the same as what I wear in April.

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Date: 8/12/04 10:35 PM

Jules, I'm with you. Even though we have winter here, I've been using RPL or just rayon/poly gabardine year round, maybe some moleskin in the winter. I wear pants year round, skirts mostly in the spring/summer, so figure a coat & boots will keep me warm enough for the time I need to be outside. It's the weight of my tops & jackets that changes, and the color ranges.

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Date: 8/13/04 0:07 AM

We don't get a lot of winter here in Sydney. Spring and autumn also don't last very long, unfortunately. (They're my favourite seasons).

However, not only do I like fondling and caressing all the fabric in my stash twice a year, I also like the change of colours which the new seasons bring.

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Date: 8/13/04 1:18 AM

Julia, I've also had a bit of a rummage through my stash and started to plan for spring/summer. I've only got two sections in my hoard - that is a) stash that I plan to make up soon i.e in the forseeable future and b) hidden away up in the cupboard have almost forgotten its there. Both have summer and winter fabric. At least I've managed to document whats where so I can access pieces. ans yes I sometimes change my mind about what I do with them too.
And Jules any winter with snow in it is a serious thing by our standards! We only get a bit of cold windy weather here (Sydney) but its enough to make us miserable. I'm longing for summer...

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