I am taking a pledge.
It is going to be a little tough, but also worthwhile: I am going to play with my stash -- and only my stash -- for the next six months.
No new fabric purchases for me...until Valentine's day 2013.
Notions and batting...yes, these need to be replenished, I am under no illusions about that. But I have loads of fabric for making both garments and quilts and I want to use them! I want to start to see some clear space in my fabric cabinet.
Of course, the fact that this year we will have a child in full-time daycare and one in university makes a "fabric diet" an appealing prospect too. But I am going to focus on the positive: I am not denying myself new fabric, I am committing to make nice-nice with the beautiful fabric I have.
I don't expect anyone else to jump on board -- please keep having fun with your fabric collecting, and do tell me about it....But if you happen to be in a similar boat to mine, with a strong desire to explore what you have without taking on any new cargo (I am resisting the image of a sinking ship...there's no shame here), then please feel free to grab my very amateurish little button (there's a code to copy off in the left hand bar...but perhaps I should try to improve this little button since I'll be looking at it for the next 6 months. Why are blog buttons so tricky to make, anyway?! Hrumph).
I'll certainly be happy to provide lots of encouragement to any fellow voyagers -- and could use some myself.