ALYOF – April Goal

Technically I am too late to link up for the April goal in A Lovely Year of Finishes, but I’m still going to go through the motions.  Even though I won’t get credit I will know that I followed through and that’s what matters.   With that being said, I don’t plan to follow through on very much this month.  Tomorrow I go back to work after 3 months of unemployment.  While I didn’t much enjoy worrying about money for those 3 months, I thoroughly enjoyed all the sewing time that I had and I’m going to miss it.  I figure I will spend most of April just finding that balance between work and sewing so I’m going to go easy on myself with my April goal.

A couple weeks ago I caved in and added another project to my never-ending list.  I joined The Triangle Quilt Along hosted by Paula at The Sassy Quilter.

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My goal is to finish piecing my triangle top.  I’m about 1/2 way through already so I’m pretty sure I can make this happen.  Fortunately I am still in time to link up at The Sassy Quilter.  So I’m going to do just that and then go sew for the rest of my “last day of unemployment”.

Thanks for reading along,

Mara

Fabriholics Anonymous – March Update

I realize I’m a day late on my March update for Fabriholics Anonymous, let’s call it April Fool’s.  I guess I wasn’t in too much of a hurry to admit to my epic fail in March.  I think a big part of the reason I’ve done so well with the fabric fast (up until now) was due to the fact that I lost my job in January.  No job = no money = no fabric.  That made perfect sense in my brain and I followed my self imposed rules very well.   But then the IRS was kind enough to give me my refund.  This is how the rationalization went in my head……

“I hate doing my taxes, maybe I should pay the nice folks at H&R Block to do them this year”

“Why should I pay someone to do my taxes when I can do them myself?

“Well if I was ready to pay someone else to do them why shouldn’t I pay myself?”

“Dammit, I should pay myself, I’m worth it!  And I should pay myself in fabric!”

So then this happened…..

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Pink Castle occasionally has this awesome sale on a Limited Edition Secret Stash Box 50 Fat Quarter Bundle for $75.00.  I highly recommend it!  I loved almost every single fat quarter and it was a really good even rainbow mix.  There were 3 fat quarters that I really didn’t care for and I gifted those to my mom (who loved them!).

So March wasn’t so great for the fabric fast, but I’m back on the wagon now.  Hopefully I can go another 3 months before my next relapse.  It may prove to be more difficult though because yesterday I accepted a job offer (YAY!).  That may punch a hole or two in my no job = no money = no fabric strategy.    I hope everyone else did better than me this month.

Mara