I can’t believe I’m writing this post.
But I must….
I really must…
I am implementing a buying freeze this week. I am placing one final order (unless I have one of the listed exceptions) and I plan to blog more about it.
First my why… I have a lot of yarn. Not as much as I once had, but enough. I’m not going to give it away because most of it I got for myself to make accessories or from my Yarnbox subscriptions. So instead of letting it sit I’m going to get to crocheting and knitting. And I may need your help…(see below).
I also have quite a bit of fabric. I know… already. But I don’t want the mix-match mess I had with my yarn. So I need to do an intervention NOW.
I also don’t want a life full of half-done projects. I create for fun and to COMPLETE.
- Project Requests. I make items for others. So I’ll still do they. They usually buy the supplies or I shop for them. I also have some specific themed swaps. For example I recently did a Christmas mini quilt and needed holiday fabric.
- Backing Fabric. I have pre-cuts but not yardage for backing my quilts. Thus, I have fabric to make quilt tops but not to complete them. I’ll shop for backing fabric only when the top is complete and ready to be quilted and bound.
- Batting. I don’t have a large storage area thus I only have a few packages of batting. I will need to purchase batting but again only when the project is complete and ready to be quilted and bound.
- Supplies. Needles, thread, etc. will be purchase as needed. And that is need not want.
This means I will put my subscription boxes on hold. **cringe**
Including Yarnbox… ugh…..
But it must be done. I have some current projects that I’m finishing that may need yardage to complete but I’m going to try my best to compete with what I have.
I will share my progress…
I Need Your Help
So I need some ideas for quick projects. The faster I make the faster I can get my boxes again. LOL!
Any suggestions? Add them to the comment section.
Also, have you done a buying freeze…what happened? And share any tips.
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