It has been time to check in for my Fabric Diet for over a week, and I've been avoiding it. Why? Because I was naughty of course!
It all started innocently enough (doesn't it always). My first purchase in February was to get some more of the fabric I needed to sash my Wee Wander quilts. I had originally ordered only 1/2 yard of each, and I think I needed 1 & 1/3 yards total to sash and use for the binding. So I ordered just what I needed and left it at that. No harm done, right? I NEEDED the fabric to finish.
Next up came a totally spontaneous purchase. I BLAME Katie! Yeah, I'm pointing a finger! (I think they call that "transference of guilt" or something like that.) As if posting about all her marvelous finds during the Instagram destash wasn't enough, she alerted me to Missouri Star Quilt Co.'s daily deal one day on Carolyn Friedlander's Botanics charm pack. It was just a little charm pack. That barely counts as breaking a diet right? I mean it is like popping one little chocolate chip in your mouth when you are staring down a huge bowl of cookie dough. Totally doesn't count.
Turns out, that was just a pin hole leak in the Hoover Dam. I don't remember when exactly it happened, but getting those packages in the mail was pure bliss. Now, I have admitted in the past that my ordering is emotionally based and normally occurs when I am stressed or lonely. I don't know if subconsciously I was feeling lonely not getting squishy mail from all the bees I didn't participate in this quarter or what, but I got those packages and went a little crazy.
I started with fabrics I "needed" to finish my 4th of July quilt (reds and white/black). Then I remember how I totally lacked "light" fabrics when I made that block using the Scrapitude instructions, so I added some low volume and some white on white and cream on creams - you know for future use. Then I browsed through some of the other colors that my stash is low on. I'm sure you've heard similar stories before, right?
It doesn't look so bad when it is all folded and organized, or does it?
To make matters worse, I got a little excited when I hit a few "Jackpots", where Fabric.com gives you the end of the bolt. I have no idea how they decide who gets it and how much. Usually I just get a few extra inches, but with this black & white polka dot fabric it ended up being just shy of a 1/2 yard extra???
I hit 5 jackpots with my order, and I was so hyped that I started thinking about all the backing I forgot to order. I made a list and ordered away. Terrible. Hopefully the arrival of that package will not cause another lapse.
So bottom line - EPIC FAIL on the diet.
I'm just not perfect. I will try again next month.