Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A Fabric Diet!

I have tried to put myself on a fabric diet, but it isn't working very well.    It would help if I would stay out of my LQS, but I have to go to my monthly applique meeting don't I?

These batik fat quarters called out to me as I passed by the cart, while turning my head, trying to avoid looking at their lusciousness.

This one is my favorite, until I see the next one.


And next month will probably not be any easier.    I have the Suwannee Valley Quilt & Old Time Craft Festival, to be held on March 12, in Trenton FL.    They have the best quilt shop there.   I can't imagine not buying at least a few yards fat quarters.    Not to mention the following weekend, I am going to the Lakeland, Sewing Expo.   How am I suppose to get out of there without buying any fabric???

I guess I need a 12 step program.    They tell an alcoholic the first thing they have to do is stop hanging out in bars.    But seeing as my addiction is neither, illegal, immoral or fattening, I can't seem to convince myself that buying fabric is bad.    It's not like I am spending the rent money.

I really am going to stop buying fabric, I am running out of room.   But we really could use a bigger house, with 2 bathrooms.

But for now, I am thinking about heading for my local Walmart.   One of the ladies in my group said they tripled the size of the fabric department and I really need to make sure they are telling the truth.  The hand on that 1/2 yard my friend bought was very nice.  

Maybe I should call my sponsor.   Oh! She is at Walmart.  I guess I haven't got a chance!


Stitches of Love said...

I've got the same addiction!! I can't stop ordering online from quilt shops!! If you come up with a 12-step program I might be interested. . . but as you said - it's neither illegal, immoral or fattening! I say Shop till you drop!

Shay said...

I have this disease too! And I am on a fabric diet . 100 yards for the year. We're 8% of the way through the year and Im already 20% of the way through my allowance.

It's not looking good for me is it?

Janice said...

Wow Shay! On your system I am only at 2%, so I am doing pretty good. But look at the month I have coming up.

Jen said...

The first step is admitting you have a problem. Since you can't seem to be able to do that, you are in denial. Proceed as usual :)

This post made me LOL :)