I bet you can guess what happened next.. yup, my stash grew again, and again... And then I moved, so I just crammed everything into whatever box it would fit in. Today, only 7 months later (hahaha), I decided that it was time to organize again, this time by colour. Here is what I ended up with:
This is the majority of my stash, after sorting
And this is what it looks like now :-))
This is much nicer, and organized like this I can actually see what I have, without digging to the bottom of a drawer. I have one more rubbermaid tote that is larger than these, and it will hold my smaller pieces of batting, my larger (fuzzy) fabrics, and my UFOs. I expect that this will make life easier, since I now truly have an idea of what I have, and it also gave me an idea of what I didn't have much of (yes, I admit that once I found some areas that were lacking, I made a trip to the fabric store, lol!). It also gave me an idea of what I really, really don't need more of (note the browns and blacks... I do like earth tones, and am only recently finding room for more colour in my quilting and crafting world).The tote on the bottom left is for panels, kits, and fabric already designated for a quilt on my list of "to do's". Finally, I have one medium sized tote reserved for fabric scraps, although I expect that even that might grow one of these days...
Oh, and in case you are wondering what I will be doing with my drawer totes, well.... those are now destined to hold my ribbons, paper, beads, paints, stamps, and other crafting goodies. What fun it will be, to finally be able to find everything without digging!!