I learned a big lesson this year about owning 'stuff'. My life demanded that I downsize from a big 4-bedroom house to a studio with living quarters. I organized every thing into 3 piles, 1 for trash, 1 for yard sales and 1 pile I wanted to keep. I learned that people collect way too much 'stuff' whether it is fabric, dishes, or whatever. I have now had 4-yard sales and they have been liberating. I'm so happy to own as little as I do. We all face passing at some point and I never want to put the burden of disposing of my quilting stash or any thing else I might own on a relative or a friend. I will now challenge a series of scrap quilts to downsize my own fabric stash. A good lesson learned.