Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Eve Resolutions

So here it is Christmas Eve and I will be going into work in a few hours.  The house is quiet as Texter and Lady K are in South Carolina and Gibbs is sleeping in.  Coffee is at hand and catching up a bit on the news (normally my mornings are spent with Sesame Street and Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood).

I am also cleaning up all the sites I have bookmarked for some reason or another.  I'm deleting some and others I am putting into the appropriate folders (to be purged at a later date).  At the same time I am thinking about what I want to accomplish for the coming year.

This is the state of my craft/sewing room - or at least part of it.  It does not include the bins I have sorted by project.  Or the yarn.  Or the half-finished projects.  And based on what I want to accomplish in the coming year, I am joining making Rebecca Lynne and going on a fabric diet.


These are the 'rules' for the diet - 

- To use the Stash I already have!
- Finish UFOs without distraction by shifting to other new beautiful fabric.
- Stop the insanity of constantly buying the latest and greatest fabric.
- Save the $$ I spend on stashing.
- Destash the fabrics that I realize I am never going to use.
1) No fabric purchases for 6 months beginning January 1, 2014.   
2) At 6 months reevaluate status and decide whether to keep going for full year.  Evaluation July 1, 2014.
3) Create a UFO list and complete them!
4) Exceptions
  • Backing: purchasing a backing to finish a quilt top is permissible.  However, attempting to use fabric in your possession for a backing is preferable.
  • Books and Magazine purchases are allowed as they are not fabric.  Notions acceptable too.
  • Swap Mama Fabric: if hosting a swap you are permitted to by fabric to execute swap duties, but you may not join a swap simply for the sake of being able to buy fabric!
  • Quilts for Publication: if you are making a quilt for a publication and need certain fabric to execute it correctly then that is a major exception - who can blame you?

So in the coming days, not only will I reveal my 'word' for 2014, but also my plans for what I hope to accomplish in the coming year.

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