My friend, Mar, named our August challenge, and what a great name it is!
I've been feeling foolish, glutenous, and, frankly, disgusted with myself for buying so much fabric over the past month or so, ever since The Fabric Patch announced its closing. I will admit that I tried to limit my purchases to backgrounds, backings and stash color enhancements, but even that doesn't justify the amount of fabric that followed me home.
So I had this idea of a challenge for myself and I announced it to my online quilting buddies. Quite a few of them decided to take the challenge with me. I was delighted because like Mom used to say, "If we hold hands and do it together, it won't hurt quite so badly." :)
The challenge is simple: No fabric purchases in the month of August!
If I can make it through one month, then I'll challenge myself to doing it in other months! Just need to break this I-gotta-have cycle I'm in!
What was funny with my online buddies is that there were immediate questions and what-if scenarios. What if I get to go to the quilt show in August? What about BOMs? What if I pass a quilt shop while on vacation? So a few rules were decided upon. Quilt shows don't count because they don't come along very often. Souvenirs while on vacation are all right. BOMs were technically commited to in a previous month so they're okay, too. Also if you're trying to finish up a quilt in August and you run short of something you desparately need, then that's an emergency and doesn't count either! God, we're so easy!!
I think there's about a dozen or so of us who are going to do it. If any blogging buddies want to join in, then the more the merrier! Jane and I were talking last weekend, and we discovered that we're both excited about truly digging in our stashes and getting creative with what we already have!
Anyway, I thought I'd admit to the world here my challenge. I decided that the more people that know about it, the more likely I am to stick to my resolution. I'd hate to admit defeat in front of everyone! LOL!
~ A great stash to tide me over for a month! :)
~ 4.5 drops of rain that hit my windshield just as I arrived home!
~ Cooler temps today - only 98 at the office!
~ Daisy's unconditional love, even when I fuss at her! :(