Read a really interesting post at Nancy Quilts. She discusses her decision not to buy any fabric in August. She plans to save money by not buying fabric and to use up as much of her stash as possible.
I liked her comments on hoarding, as well. We all know the feeling of not wanting to cut a particularly lovely fabric as well as the feeling of "why the heck did I buy that" -- two reasons for a growing stash are hoarding and faulty purchases. What good is a large stash that consists of fabrics you won't use for one reason or another? I hope thinking about this will make me more cautious in my purchases and less miserly with the stuff I like.
And I absolutely love her "quilting 401K" plan! She is saving money for quilting purchases when she retires. Not hoarding fabric now, but saving money to use when needed.
Yesterday, I cut down most of the sunflowers. This picture is after some wind and rain that caused the plants to lean and then grow horizontally. They just take up too much space that way, and they were blocking or covering several paths. The ones in this area covered 2 paths.