Sunday, February 03, 2008

What I don't want to admit


I've begun to be a tracker...I've tracked my exercise since the beginning of the year. No problem. I've tracked my quilting spending and projects started vs. completed...........

.....................B-I-G S-I-L-E-N-C-E.........................................................................

I spent a small fortune this month on a hobby! Imagine what I might have spent had I not been tracking? Remember I found that big sale at Hobby Lobby and bought a load of fabric for backs for king sized quilts and such? I alos bought 5 yards for my secret sister and 2 .5 for charity. I bought tools, a few patterns and a travel sewing machine. (all during retreat) All in all the total is ....well, embarrassing. On the one hand, I am glad that I tracked my spending because I had no idea it was as bad as this. On the other hand....what glutonny! ( I sound like Tevyeh in Fiddler on the Rood, "On the other hand..") So here is my "Lack of Stashbusting in January" report.


82.5 yards purchased
*5 yards for secret sister
*2.5 for charity
-21.33 yards used
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61.17

Finished:

Zipper Pouch
Coasters set
Fleece Throw
Fleece "scarf"
Boot Quilt
Charity String-group effort
Charity String-strips & strings
Flag wall hang
Jolly Jingle Table runner - floral

Of these items, 5 are UFO's with 2 being charity group projects that were mine to finish. I didn't count the two charity quilts in my fabric "out" totals.

Do I get kicked off the no buy island??? "On the other hand," life goes on and now I know. Like I tell my kids, the problem comes in if you don't learn and adjust to the things you learn.

2 comments:

Elaine Adair said...

Oh my -- well you DID get a LOT of work done and out the door....are you waiting for the 'other' shoe to drop? Laughing a lot here in Nebraska after spending yesterday NOT buying fabric but leaving with $100 on my Credit Card for books, rulers, notions -- but HEY, no fabric!!!

I will smile a lot the rest of this evening, knowing I am not the only weak and human lady quilter.

JudyL said...

OMG! Your stashbusting report makes me feel good!!

Well, you got good deals and maybe you'll do better this week!

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