Friday, February 18, 2011

Fabric Diet Check In - Week 7

First of all, let me say that there is nothing better than going to bed and waking up with all the lovely compliments and good wishes that you have given me over my projects in the magazine. You are all the best and I love reading every comment!


But once again, I realized that it is Friday again and we're supposed to do a fabric diet check in. And we are done with week 7!!! Only one more week to go.


I'll admit, I think that a 6 week diet was all I needed. ;) But I think that some of you are doing better than I am. And we should celebrate that. If you are like me and have finally been lured away by the awesome sales and your desire to fill your stash with the items you have realized are missing...then share what lovelies you purchased so we can all be jealous...er...celebrate with you.


I'm planning some special prizes for the end of this...and I think you all deserve a blog button that says you survived this diet. Whether you purchased something every week or resisted the whole 8 weeks in the end...I know that you have all been thinking about those purchases and making the right decisions for you. I for one am happy to have had plenty of time to start organizing my stash. And yes, I say start because I am STILL NOT DONE! Oh well...in time.


So share with us all...and remember...just one week left!

58 comments:

  1. None this week! I've been pouring my creative energy into designing my new quilt. And begging friends for scraps. Hee!

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  2. No fabric purchases for me this week... although I am starting to miss looking at the online shops. I compensated by purchasing some paper piecing 3" clamshells so that I can use up some of my scraps.

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  3. i did it! it was really hard this week to resist the metro living sale at fabric.com because i really really wanted those, but i feel like i'm a better person for being strong, lol!

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  4. Well I fell off the wagon again but we keep hearing how prices are going to rocket so surely it's a good investment????

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  5. I failed on my diet this week - I bought some charcoal to make Lucinda's block in Ringo Pie and I bought some chocolate to make Kathy's block in Busy Bees and I don't even know if she's OK with me using chocolate because she did specifically say not to use anything but what she sent. Oh and I ordered a whole heap of solids as it's my month in Fresh Modern Bee in March so I need to get that lot organised. And I bought a ton of solids for a Ruby Star Rising quilt I'm starting for my sister's best friend. So I did fail but generally the diet has been really good for concentrating my mind on buying just what I need for specific projects rather than buying something just to have it. Whether that will last or not, who knows!

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  6. I didn't buy any fabric this week, but all the fabric I ordered last week arrived. I finally caved and bought some Henna Garden and Modern Metro. I'm pretty excited to start some more projects!

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  7. I am still purchase-less! BAZINGA.

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  8. I'm still hanging in there!!! Too busy to go fabric shopping....... ;-)

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  9. It was a busy week and I couldn't read your previous post, must check now.
    well, Last week soon after I commented that I've been good, I received my gift from FQS (which I won at another blog giveaway)
    So I guess I've survived this diet with(so far;D) two lovely giveaway winnings :)

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  10. No new fabric this week. Yeah for me.

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  11. No purchases this week but I followed your lead and have been swapping instead and received three lovely packages this week!!

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  12. Still haven't bought any fabric this year. I think this week was the hardest for me. I finished up several small ufo's and wanted to start something new. Looked through my stash and I have everything I need, except for one fabric... but there is no deadline for this quilt, so it can wait.
    Thanks for the challenge.

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  13. Well - as you'll know if you read my blog - I went to the Creative Stitches show in Brighton last week.

    It was all pretty dull but I did discover a fab shop in Chichester which stocks Ruby Star & Echino - I resisted the Ruby Star (temporary resistance, I know) but I did buy 2 metres total of 4 Echino colourways - it's for my new quilt so I feel totally ok about it.

    ... well, maybe just a tiny bit guilty!!

    So thank you Angela - this has been a fantastic challenge - I really think that I have learned new behaviour and I won't plonk things in my online shopping basket just for the hell of it, anymore.

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  14. Who-hoo...made it another week. Only one more week to go before I get a surprise from the hubby for doing this well (he didn't think I would make it this far).

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  15. I wasn't so good this week. I just picked up fabric for completing my birdie stitch along quilt. I also bought an over priced fat quarter of Heather Ross fabric last night. It is so hard to be good, when it comes to fabric.

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  16. I did it, but all I can say is I am glad there is only one more week. I can feel my resistance is starting to fade. However, I have realized that not buying fabric has really helped me focus better on the projects I had planned with all the other fabric purchases I have made. I am hoping I will be a good girl once this is all done! ;0p

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  17. Oops, I bought something ($2.50) again this week too. Oh well!

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  18. I made it one more week, but I am falling off the wagon on sunday, just got toooooo Big sale at the local quilt shop, and I need some lime green kona because I am falling behind on my quilt along. So whoo hoo for this week........Because next week will be a different story for me.

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  19. Bought 4" of black cotton to finish my DQS quilt, so I'm not counting that! I'm pretty happy, cos I have been diving into my stash regularly- it now needs a massive re-organisation too! But then I WILL be ready to shop!

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  20. i knew this day had to come...i miserably failed this week! *sniffsniff*
    but i just couldn't wait two weeks for the katie jump rope fabrics...they'd be gone by then...the only 'excuse' i have that they won't arrive before the diet is over *lol*.

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  21. I never even joined because I am weak. I knew I wouldn't be able to do it, and I think I even went a little overboard knowing that I hadn't signed up and could buy with abandon! Stash organization must happen soon, because new fabrics are sitting piled on my sewing table due to shelves stuffed to overflowing!

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  22. Have I been good? Well, yes and no.

    I've done a bit of swapping. I've continued to sort my stash, and have a big box of fabrics I've "outgrown" to donate to the local guild. I've ironed and folded and organized about a third of my stash.

    And, um, I had a major transgression with some precuts, as I hit a major sale plus free shipping. They're so pretty, and so easy, I couldn't stand it. Depending on the USPS, I'll either have pictures in this week's Sunday stash, or next!

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  23. Yahoo...I survived this week. I almost got lured into some FMF but I resisted. Thanks so much for keeping us on track.

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  24. Another week with no purchases. I've come to realize that I'm a binge shopper anyway...tons at once, then no interest for a long while.

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  25. No fabric purchases this week. We can do it!

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  26. Ummm yeeeahhh.... not such a good week for me. I went on a bender and now have a bad headache - well no, not really. The headache will come later I suppose when the visa bill arrives. Let's just say it was not a good week for me in terms of dieting. I'm starting to think that abstaining for so long may have been a bad thing considering the aftermath of this week. But we'll try better for next week....sigh

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  27. I did excellent this week. No fabric purchases. I took an inventory of what I have and I actually have six and a half projects sitting on my table. Which, with the way I sew, will take me all year :) So I have been able to keep myself under control my looking over the projects that are already bought.

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  28. Not bought anything this week, but I've been tempted by some sunkissed today so that might change over the weekend!

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  29. Not buying fabric this last week has been harder than my workouts at the gym. I can do this for one more week. I honestly cannot wait to go shopping!

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  30. Okay if this week is now over, then none this week. However, I already know I will be buying some tomorrow for a project.

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  31. No fabric buying... no time to head to the fabric store either... too busy with sick kids and sewing and running.

    I am getting things done! Should have a post soon on some finished items.

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  32. I was doing very well until this afternoon.
    My LQS that went belly up in September had another sale. (she still goes to quilt shows)
    All fabric was 4.50/yd

    I got 9.5 yards and a fat quarter bundle (6)for $50.... so I cant complain!

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  33. This week was good. Being too busy is helpfull! ;0).

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  34. I survived another week, but only because last saturday was my birthday and my hubby got me a pile of solids (well, I picked them out). I have done pretty well on this diet BUT it's just like giving up chocolate......all I can think about is how much I'm gonna get when this is over! Eeeks. My mom gave me a gift card for my birthday and it's probably all going towards fabric.

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  35. With the Valentines gift given last week, I have been able to resist again. Though as babies fast approach and weddings in short suit, the temptation to spend my own money on the lovelies is overwhelmingly great. Just 1 more week,
    I think I can,
    I think I can,
    I think I can,
    I think I can,
    I think I can,
    I think I can,
    I think I can,
    I think I can,
    I think I can,
    I think I can!
    Yup I can!

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  36. I only looked at the new collections on connecting threads...Don't know how well I will do next friday on payday...

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  37. My month in my bee is coming up, and I have a commissioned quilt, and I'm planning a gift, and since I was buying anyways... Yeah. big fail this week on the dieting.

    Maybe 6 weeks would have been a better plan for me too.

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  38. I made it, I made it! I've lasted by just staring at the Weekends bundle I got last week :)

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  39. I bought batting (needed to finish a quilt) but no fabric this week!

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  40. I fell off the wagon, but only bought 1 yard to finish a pillow sham :)

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  41. No purchases this week...but I gotta say I have been tempted!
    I did do a swap which was very exciting and educational. It would have been cheaper for me to buy a new item in her country and have it posted from the shop there rather than send my item from Australia - oh well, live and learn!

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  42. Yay! I made it through this week unscathed - or at least a wee bit less poor! The last few weeks have been a little rough on my pocketbook, but I gotta stay strong now - just 1 more week!

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  43. I made it through this week! There were quite a few temptations, but I managed to resist!

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  44. I did not buy any fabric this week, but I did register for the quilt show in paducah in April so I know that I am trying to save so I can buy to my hearts content when I go. I did buy wool jackets and skirts from the thrift store where I have a 1/2 off coupon and dyed them with kool aid to fuel my creative desires they came out pretty well I am going back today to find some more lighter colored jackets to dye then I better come up with a project to use all the dyed wool in so for $10.00 I have a whole bag of dyed wool and have had great fun in the process.

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  45. I bought 1 yard of terry cloth toweling this week. I couldn't pass up the $5 JoAnn's coupon. I got the one yard for $.99. I am going to try hard to not buy anything for this last week.

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  46. I succumbed to a 25% off coupon for some RSR and echino this week....tsk tsk...but hey, it was 25% off... :)

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  47. A+ for me this week...I didn't even look at any online fabric shops. =)

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  48. Haha - set up for failure this week. We went to visit friends where the 'other' local (haha - four hours away) quilt shop I frequent is located. I got four yards give or take - I finished the bolt on both for 10% off (and to make sure I didn't come up short cause I can't make that drive for one fabric) to work on my Cube quilt. Oh well... at least now I should have the fabric I need.

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  49. Bum! I totally forgot the diet when I spied a fat quarter on the guild bring and buy table. I only paid 50p for the pretty fabric, some ribbon, lace and bias binding...and my little girl pinched the lot when I got home....but as I'll pinch it back when she's not looking I guess it still counts! xx

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  50. I've failed miserably at my fabric diet... just count me out :) maybe I can pull it together for the final week.

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  51. I survived another week. It turned out to be pretty easy. I've had no internet since last Wednesday so it's very hard to even window shop at the moment.

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  52. I was good this week! I've still only fallen off of the wagon once so far this challenge...so far...

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  53. Oh gosh I was dreading checking in for this week. It was a fail between AMH on sale at Fabric.com (also getting some stuff for my Make Mine Modern partner) and negotiating some charm packs from Kelly it was a big FAIL!!! Although I did manage to step foot in a quilt store and not buy a thing...that was somewhat of a victory!

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  54. i made it through this week with no purchases!

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  55. I was good for last week.. although I will be posting for week 8 that I failed :(

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