So far so good, but it hasn’t been easy. I was doing really great up until last week. I was staying busy working on projects that I already had fabric for. I also signed up for several swaps. I was pretty sure I would have what I needed for the swaps and I figured that would keep me busy and out of trouble. Then last week I got an unexpected order for a QAYG tote and the customer requested music notes on a portion of it. I looked everywhere, but there wasn’t a music note to be found in my stash. So off to my LQS I go. Now, I did make it an exception that I could buy as needed for swaps or commissioned items. And I did only get a quarter yard of the fabric that I needed. So I didn’t break any rules. But I sure took a long walk through temptation isle. The hardest part was walking away from Catnap. I love my LQS, but they aren’t the quickest to get new lines in usually. I was very surprised to see Catnap on their shelves already. At one point I had 4 bolts in my arms and I was heading to the cutting table, but I talked myself down from it. I think the only thing that saved me was that they didn’t have a good sale going, that would have pushed me over the edge.
I decided that 6 (or rather 5 now) months from now I would like a before and after photo so that I can see the impact that this fabric fast has had on my stash. So here are my before photos that I took the first week of January.
I consider this to be a successful month for me and I hope it was for you as well.
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