I sat down and made a list and I have a couple of goals that both complement and conflict with one another.
I'm starting to run out of storage space for my quilting fabric. I've decided that I have to use 40 yards before I can buy any more. Though this sounds high, I'm thinking I can plough through it in a couple of months. If all goes well, Spicy will be selling at farmer's markets this year and I want to make a bunch of smaller things to sell, like market bags and pouches and such. i'm still in the stash stack club and i'm waiting on a few other fabrics to arrive, but whenever i get a new shipment i'll just add it on top of the 40 yard total to ensure that i really decrease the stash.
Secondly, I took stock of my quilting WIPs and the list is absurdly long. right now it's at 17 and i'm pretty sure that i've forgotten a few things so it's probably even longer. I'd like to knock at least 8 things off the list. if i can keep my WIPs to under 10 it would feel much more manageable. i've ordered my list roughly by state of completion, so if i start at the top of the list i should be able to finish several things in short order. at the bottom of the list are a few things i'm thinking about just scrapping altogether so that would condense it as well. i decided that if i find that i need new fabric to finish a WIP, it gets set aside until the 40 yard limit is met. i'm realistic enough to factor in that i'm going to start new things. i am attracted to new and shiny and my brain is constantly absorbing fresh ideas. but i'm hoping to finish 2 things for every one new project that i start, so that overall i'm decreasing the list.
i'm not great with follow-through which is one of the reasons i have 17 WIPs in the first place. so i'm under no illusion that i will stick to either of these plans. hopefully i can put a sizeable dent in them though. i'm currently attaching the binding to my first project which uses some of the fabrics pictured above so by tonight i should have it down to 16 WIPs and be able to knock about 3 yards off the total.
We will not even mention the state of my clothing fabric and yarn/fiber stash, or the number of non-quilting WIPs. i'm not that ambitious.