|Dizzy and giddy with my new fabric|
After months and months when I sewed almost nothing. Just little bits and pieces--doll clothing, for goodness sake! I have been completely unable to resist the pull of purchasing new fabric on my last two outings, regardless of the fact that I have boxes and boxes of fabric yardage, bins of fat quarters and color-sorted scraps. And, no real plans to use up a lot of fabric in the near future.
What am I collecting all this fabric for?
Well, to be honest, I am floating a bit between projects. The t-shirt quilt is winding down. Other projects have largely lost their luster. And that stage--casting about for the next thing that will envelop my fabric-attention-span, feeling creatively unfettered--is always dangerous for fabric purchases.
Anything feels possible. New ideas are given a grand reception in the lobby of my mind. I am able to ignore all the almost-complete WIPs and nearly-forgotten UFOs because there is something wonderful that is new and shiny just around the next corner.
|But it was on sale!|
I got rid of lots of fabric last summer at the Quilter's Yard Sale. I am in danger of replacing that fabric with these new purchases.
Argh, somebody stop me before I buy again.
Stash-bustingCan I possibly use up a significant amount of fabric in 2014? What would be a reasonable amount to aim for? Initially, I thought that I could set a goal of using 100 yards. That would certainly make a dent in my stash. But realistic? 100 yards of fabric is a bit more than 8 yards a month. Yikes! I'm not that sort of seamstress/quilter. (Plus, I have a wedding in 2014 that will usurp quite a bit of my time.) Of course, Sweetie helpfully pointed out that I can find other ways to get rid of fabric besides just using it in sewing projects. Horrors, what sort of suggestion is this? Didn't I just do this at the Yard Sale?
Bother, I am some sort of fabric addict. I might as well admit that I am powerless when it comes to regulating my own purchasing of fabric. I might need an intervention...