This week's SBQ was suggested by Heather, but you must visit here to read about the complex questions... to get it. :)
What would your stash tell others about you?
Well, umm what you would find in my stash is alot of whimsical designs, and that I like to collect designs of such designers of Lizzie Kate, HIH, Bent Creek, Little House Needleworks, Country Cottage Designs, Blackbird Designs, La D Da. Also like northwoods themed designs. Its organized by designer, and the fabrics are separated. All the extra DMC and fibers are sorted out.
Most of us stitchers joke about having reached SABLE (stash acquired beyond life expectancy), but have you thought about what you’d like done with your stash after your death? Do you want it to reach other stitchers who will love it, too? Would your family know what to do with it or recognize its value?
I have told Brian (DH), that I'm worth alot of money.. and that he would find that out if he were to put the stash on eBay. I really don't think Brian, or anyone else for that matter, knows the value of my acquired stash. To others, it has no value, since its not their hobby or likening.
How well organized is your stash –would someone be able to come in and put together a sale easily, or would it require lots of organizing work ahead of time? What would you like to see done with the funds collected from such a sale, i.e., should funds go to your family, to a charity or charities of your choice, to a charity or charities of your family’s choice, etc.?
Very organized... all the designers have their own binders, and each chart is in a clear page, so I can store the charts in a neat order. I don't have a sheet of paper stating all the charts. As far as the funds, umm use to pay off my credit cards, since that is where some of the debt accrued.. LOL
Are there certain items in your stash which are rare and highly desired by stitchers that might make a much larger amount of money if sold on eBay? Have you done anything to designate which items these more valuable ones are to guide your family in how to handle them? Who would you tell your family should handle such a sale so that they don’t have to do it themselves? Have you done anything to make these thoughts known to others, either through discussions or through a codicil to your will?
Umm, I really don't think so. I don't have an item that is worth big bucks... Oh wait, maybe the QSnap Huggers, I have left over.
Have you ever attended a similar sale of a passed stitcher’s stash? How did it make you feel? Did it encourage you to make any changes in your stitching lifestyle?
No, I never had a chance to attend - but I have purchased stash at thrift stores in the past, never really gave it much thought.