Friday, January 10, 2014

Fabriholics Anonymous continued........

My last post, committing to a 6 month destashing was so fast, I didn't even share the pledge or my UFO list!  What can I say.  I didn't want to give myself a chance to change my mind.  Here it is from Making Rebecca Lynne. I have made an adjustment (or two) to suit my habit a little bit.
- To use the Stash I already have!
- Finish UFOs without distraction
- Stop the insanity of constantly buying the latest and greatest fabric.(especially feeding my cardinal and red fabric fetish)
- Save the $$ I spend on stashing.(to pay for my new sewing machine)
- Destash the fabrics (and UFOs) that I realize I am never going to use/finish
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. HOWEVER, since I have way too many magazines and notions, minimize any purchases.
Making a UFO list sounded very depressing.  Partly because the list is so long and partly because I have done that in the past with little or no success.  As a bit of motivation, I joined pinterest and created 2 boards.  The first are some pics of my quilts.  But the second are pictures of quilts that I either have started, have a kit for or have made mental plans to use my stash toward.  It is a work in process.  But the visual representation is helping. My own special list!  Although there is a lot of guilt wrapped up in the those pictures.

There is a little hitch in my plans.  My third baby (aka my Bernina 230) could use a little TLC.  Tomorrow it heads to the shop for a good cleaning.  Until it comes back, I think my rotary cutter and I will be great friends!  I can get prepared for my spring retreat!!  Example #1 is a lot of 10" blocks (about 160ish) for Guild cuddle quilts.  Part of my fabric binge in the last week of 2013.  Rag quilts, here I come! At least once my machine is feeling better.

Happy Quilting!

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