Stash Busting Gratitude

February 18, 2010 by Rieshy

I've been concentrating on not spending money lately, it's lead to stash busting all over the house.

First my yarn stash. Entrelac is not just a blog button I don't understand; it's also a form of knitting I found so tedious it made me daydream about scrubbing my bathroom grout. So I frogged it and started this afghan instead.

Knitting this made me think, "Really, I'm knitting a stash-buster with leftover cashmere, angora blends (from our rabbits), locally raised shetland, GCN, and cormo that I hand spun?" Either that's really spoiled or very blessed. I'll go with blessed and thankful.

We've been Stash Busting our pantry too. For lunch yesterday my 13 yo cooked hand-made tortillas. She rooted around, concocted, then baked the topping from 2 cans of refried beans, spices, frozen spinach and some left over mozzarella cheese. They were wonderful. I thought, "Really, we have so much food in our cupboards that we can forget what we have?" Once again, I'm thankful; I'm thankful for the meal- and for my 13 yo chef.

My toddlers have been Stash Busting. I haven't had to buy art paper for years- we just recycle my husbands old work papers into one-sided art paper. I'm thankful he's had the work for so much paper, and I'm thankful for the 3,271 monster paintings. I kinda like the artists too. They look so serious; it makes them extra kissable.

Stash busting: the ultimate opportunity for gratitude.

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Melissa said...

Thank you for pointing out these blessings that we tend to take for granted! Adorable photos, too: I think my son had the same red polo when he was little.

Rieshy said...

Melissa, As the red polo is a hand-me-down from who know where, maybe it was your son's:)

LeAnn said...

I love it! This encourages me to be creative and have fun with making the most of the things I have. One thing I have been wanting to do is make homemade tortillas, I think I am going to look up some recipes. :)

Anonymous said...

That is great and very true! There are so many things we have stashes of around here that get forgotten about and then it is like a gift!

Mary said...

I like that! Stash Busting! We have way too much stuff around here and it could be quite usable! Thanks for sharing. Blessings.

Nic said...

I definitely think that the paper is better used now for the precious artwork. LOL!

Denise said...

Really nice.

RivkA with a capital A said...

Loved this post too!

Think I'm gonna have to add you to my blogroll!

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