Yesterday was the first round of the playoffs (football) and my NY Giants were on at noon. As usual I was banned from the living room because my family is convinced that I am bad luck for the Giants, since whenever I watch them they start getting scored on. I'm not sure there is any scientific proof of this, but I don't want to jinx them so I play along with this superstition. And they won so I am happy I stayed away :)
So there I was yesterday, watching TV in the bedroom and doing some shopping on the Fat Quarter Shop web site (I needed some flannel backing and some background and binding fabric). I don't know about you, but when I am on there I get all sorts of ideas for new quilts. Then I got a bunch of FQ sets that I have 'collected' over the past few months, (some from Market, some from the Designer Select FQ Kit Club and others I won) and surrounded myself with them right there on the bed. I am ashamed to say that I have about 20 FQ sets as a 'stash' now. I don't really like the idea of a 'stash' it makes me sad to see fabric not being used and honestly drive me a little Craizee. I try to have a plan for everything I get, even if it will take a while to work on that project.
But still even as I was surrounded by all this gorgeous fabric, I was dreaming about fabric I didn't have and what I would make with it. That's when it hit me...a realization of sorts and I now feel like I am focused on my quilting more than ever.
I have decided to finish the quilts on my long goal list for this year before planning any new quilts.
The only exceptions will be any quilt-alongs and swaps I decide to join and any baby quilts I have to make. And also the Designer Select FQ Club Kit projects I do for my monthly series.
I am not pledging to stop buying fabric, but I am pledging not to start on any un-planned quilts as of today.
I am not pledging to stop buying fabric, but I am pledging to finish what I have planned.
How about you? Will you join me?