AnnC - that silk is GORGEOUS! Wish I could afford some right now as it is definitely "stash worthy"!
I have no problem calling my collection a "stash" and as my current purchasing options are also as sad as AnnC's at the moment, I am SO happy I have it. Almost nothing is "dated" due to type or print. (Never bought those knits) And yes I have two 5 yard pieces of raw silk (silk matka now?) pulled out of those flatfold bins at Walmart for $2/yd.
Am I a fabric addict? YES!
We haven't had a fabric store here in over 7 years. About 4 years ago my friend took me with her to Asheville and I told her I HAD to go to Waechter's. I walked thru the door and it literally took my breath away. I couldn't breathe, my mouth dropped open, and my eyes bugged out - I was stunned and speechless - all those silks and wools! The clerk came running over to me concerned that something was very wrong - I couldn't even answer her! My friend died laughing as she explained: "She's like an alchoholic that's been in withdrawal for over 3 years and I've just let her dive into a barrel of her favorite Scotch. She just needs a minute to recooperate!" MY friend doesn't even sew - she just understands.
All I bought was some cotton twill tape to edge a jacket. I had no real money to spend. But what a warm glorious fix that was!
Yes! I'm an addict and proud of it! It's an official stash!