- Every piece is fabric has been assigned to a pattern. If I had fabric and I didn't know what I was going to do with it, that would be a stash. I have a long "Sewing To Do List", not a stash.
- I had to move only minimal amounts of fabric and other stuff to make room for the new purchases. I just need more efficient storage space; I don't have a stash.
- I can sew up the fabric I have in the foreseeable future. I have enough to keep me busy until Spring 2008, and I consider Spring the foreseeable future. I have my projects lined up for Fall and Winter sewing, not a stash.
- Every piece of fabric is best suited to a particular season (Fall) and therefore has a short shelf-life. Well, one piece is a lightweight cotton, but the blouse pattern to which it is assigned calls for a lining. Since this is my future Fall wardrobe, I know I'll get it sewn. And, that's definitely not a stash.
PS: No, the picture is not my stash!
(Credit where credit is due)