Making the Pledge

I really fell off the stashbusting wagon by the end of last year. I don’t recall that I made any formal pledge to not buy more fabric; maybe that’s why I didn’t make it. I’d like to blame something other than myself and either my lack of self-control or my ability to talk myself into anything fabric-related, but I’d only be doing it to make myself feel better. It wasn’t the discount’s fault. It was only doing what it was supposed to do (get people to buy fabric)… I’m the responsible one who can not eat the chocolate and not read the books when either is available and when I should be doing something else. But fabric at 20-50% off? I guess I need to work on resisting that.

I have this pile, from 2012 that spent all of 2013 in my rocking chair, despite my best intentions to convert it to things I could put in my closet. I stitched up a few things in 2013, but none from The Pile.

And then, at the end of the year, I bought more fabric. ::Hangs head:: Some of it I bought because Stash (the little local fabric shop I was working at) was going out of business and I had been eyeballing certain things for months. Some of it was selected by Ian and Caitlyn because they both need new things.

At least I haven’t started buying fabric without a plan for it. Yet.

The good news here is that the Stashbusting Sewalong that I stopped paying attention to last summer is re-launching itself. Hooray for second chances! And so, in the interest of playing by the rules and of putting goals out there where the universe (or at least you fine folks) can reach out and smack me if I get distracted by the shiny things:
I, Christina of Dolcideleria, commit to sewing from my stash fabric in 2014. My goal is to finish those quilt tops I’ve started (thus freeing up storage boxes for fabric that’s currently homeless) and to sew up the garments for which I’ve been collecting fabric. I commit to not purchasing new fabric (unless I need it to finish a WIP) until I am able to sit in my rocking chair once again.

Now, I just need to make a goal about making the time to do the sewing. Suggestions?

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