Wednesday, August 30, 2006

August 30th!


For all you August Fabric Depressionists, we're almost there! Nancy's been counting down the days for us! :)

I still can't believe I was able to do this! How did everyone do? It wasn't nearly as hard as I thought it would be!

The gold star is for everyone who participated and perservered! Kudos!

22 comments:

Passionate Quilter said...

I did it, I did it! And I'm like Nancy-I think I might make this depression go on to the end of the year. I might have to make an exception for buying fabric that will be used immediately-like for clothes or home dec stuff. But NO stash buying. Thanks for challenging all of us--made me a bit more creative and less lazy! LOL By the way, how do we get that star in our blog? Geez, just like a little kid--we want stars! Ah, the things my kids would do to get stars.

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

AHEM - I should get a gold star for continuing to do my patriotic duty and contributing to our economy. :-)

Screen Door said...

The worst part was thinking about it. I worked on a table runner, pulled the fabric pieces I wanted. Measured one out,a sturbridge plaid homespun wasn't big enough. I started to grab the car keys. Walmart (God Forbid) would have a cheap piece. It was just a table runner and you know how it feels when you get a vision in your head. But I stopped... regrouped... and found another red piece. Sacrifice for the cause (VBG). Plus I would really rather have a nice fat quarter from a quilt shop for the $2.50 I woulda spent.

Melanie

Hedgehog said...

Congrats to everyone!

Vicky said...

I'm about as far as computer guru as it gets, but think you can right click on this star and save it to your pictures or wherever. Maybe someone can correct me if I'm wrong.

Nancy said...

Way cool star! Thanks I snagged one for myself. And put a little tutorial on how to get your very on at my blog. Like Karen said, I'll be continuing this on for at least a few more months. Thanks so much for the push to start and the encouragement you've give this past month.

computerpeach said...

I didn't buy fabric at all this month - I thought about it a few times when going ot thousandsofbolts.com - I figured if it was there after the depression, it was meant to be.

Beth said...

But are you going to go out on September 1 to the Fabric Patch and make up for lost time? LOL!!!

Beth
Glendora, CA

EileenKNY said...

I didn't find it hard except when the quilting flyers and brochures came in the mail. I'd page through them and think "Oh I can pick that up", then "Whoa, it's August." It got easier with every day that went by, so I think I'll probably do the same as Nancy and a couple of others. Only buy if I need it now, not for stash.

JudyL said...

Vicky, Thanks again for getting this organized. I did great except for that one backing fabric I ordered and because it was a backing and because it was on sale, I don't feel bad. I'm going to continue and try going through September without buying anything except some backgrounds.

Judy L.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I belong to a Yahoo list (Stashbusters) where if you are in the no-buy group only B's are legal (backings, backgrounds and borders). Even though I never join the No-buy group, when I make a list of things I truly need, wouldn't you know - it is usually one of those B's! Just something to keep in mind for the future... Great job to everyone who participated this month.

Cheers!

Evelyn

Jeanne said...

Congratulations Vicky and all who participated!
I've been so distracted this month I haven't even thought about buying fabric ... so I'm not going to count myself as a participant.
Jeanne

Bonnie said...

Adorable Star! Even though I acquired some fabric this month, it was all from gift certificates - and everyone agreed that was OK. I did NOT purchase any fabric on-line or at stores other than the two LQS's with my gift certificates, so I guess I deserve the cute star. Thanks Vicky for the challenge.

Ama said...

I am so close I can taste it though I came so very, very close today. Congratulions Vicky and thanks for the challenge!

quiltpixie said...

congrats one and all!

Susan said...

It wasn't so hard because I had a huge pile of blocks and fabric to use up! It's almost all gone. Amazing!

However, I won't make it tomorrow. I have to go to the doctor's office, 25 miles away, and the quilt shop is in the same town. I'm picking up a Quilt Pink kit while I'm there. That's too far to drive back on Friday, and we're leaving Tuesday.

Anonymous said...

Eightyseven shops teetering on the edge of bankruptcy but I've held on... deleting all sale emails, and hiding catalogs ...only purchase since the third week of July was an ironing pad, for the Skid Row quilt group, and some EZ viewers for stocking stuffers (since I was paying shipping anyway).
We all deserve chocolate!!!
God bless, Christine in Los Angeles

Cynthia said...

Well done to you and everyone else that managed to get through August without a purchase.

cher said...

beyond that old fabric showing up at the shop for my ostrich rr- I too did not buy any fabric-and it wasn't hard.

floribunda said...

this was easier than I thought, too! maybe I'll make it an every-other-month thing.

Hanne said...

I did it too :-)
I will let it continue, more or less - more like very-very-low-buy. Thanks for the challenge !!

Patti said...

Congratulations on your success! You deserve a gold star. Like Darlene, I did my part to contribute to the economy.