I emptied it all out onto the couch and started sorting. I started off with all my projects kitted up already. I decided to unkit the Precious Moments I was going to stitch for my SIL. I am halfway through with one for my MIL and it is a pain. I hate to stitch it so I figured another one was just never going to make it. I got all my fabric into a gallon Ziplock and all my floss sorted into my floss organizer. Then I went through all of my patterns and weeded out all the stuff I just knew I would never stitch. Then I went through all my unopened kits. I have gotten a lot of little ones gifted to me that are not anything I would keep for myself or gift to anyone. I came out with a decent sized pile of patterns and kits to find a new home. Everything else got put into quart Ziplocks for when I am ready to stitch them. I picked 3 projects for now and to travel. Some patterns went to my husband to be enlarged so I can read them easier. And everything else fit into my basket without force. Big sigh of accomplishment.
I sent a question to my stitch group to see if I could offer what I had available to the members for the taking. Haven't heard back yet. I am hoping it is a yes so that I do not have to throw out all this stuff. That would hurt my heart, but I have no where else for them to go.