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Friday, January 25, 2013

Plans

At the end of 2012, I realised that I had bought more fabric in that year, than ever before.

I justified these purchases by the number of swap groups I was in, some pretty good deals that were floating around and a vague feeling of “wanting”

I intend to keep joining swaps….after all I think that if it weren't for the deadline of swaps, I wouldn't have even made it to the sewing machine as much as I did last year.

However, I now have a huge stash, lots of books, patterns and bookmarked projects, and it’s about time I committed to using what I have.
The sewing room is tidy.

The stash is neat.

The UFO’s are all in one handy to get at spot.

My mantra for 2013 is going to be:
"No more fabric
No more books
Use what I have"
In the interests of full disclosure, here is the last of the 2012 purchases (um...except there are 2 “reserved” precuts that will ship sometime this year, which might help with the whole withdrawal symptoms bit!)

A glorious FQ bundle of ‘Type’…
FQ bundle of TYPE

A whopping pile of Joel Dewberry…
Joel Dewberry - Notting Hill

and some pretty smart reds to fill the hole in my red stash (yes that is exactly how I justified it!)
Patty Young - textured basics RED

...finally, a wee case of crafting books that I felt compelled to buy because they look cute and I might one day want to learn bead embroidery, or sashiko, or felting, or...!
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I've been slowly adding my computer bookmarks to pinterest…all of my boards are here, and there are a few quilt-a-longs that I'm joining in with, which hopefully will all make a big dent in the fabric hoarding.

I’m looking forward to a very productive 2013.


thanks for taking a peek over the fence…

5 comments:

  1. Oh your stash has made me drool!!! lovely. I like pinterest to keep my bookmarks too...
    Hugz

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  2. So it is probably a really bad thing to tell you about an end of bolt sale happening this coming weekend? xx

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  3. I'm with you on this one!! I have bought way too much fabric this year too and with the postage increases in the US in have decided no more purchasing this year. Nice fabric purchases though!

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  4. I'm with Deb! The postal cost rises in the US will put paid to much of my fabric purchasing this year! And luckily most fabric shops are a decent car drive away. Your purchases are lovely, you can't be without a 'good red'!

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  5. It is a great challenge. I'm trying to do the same thing. Goodness knows I already have a few quilts started that can use finishing. I'm a slow quilter to start with. I love to hand quilt, and I don't have a quilt blog that requires me to show a ton of progress, so sit back and ENJOY the quilting.

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Nice of you to take a peek over the fence. It's lovely to meet you. Do come in, have a cuppa and a chat. I will talk back...

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