Well, it is time for some serious stash reduction. And, as much as I hate to admit it, this cold Canadian was influenced by the new American President’s speech. It is time to make some difficult choices, which means I don’t need to buy every pattern out there that catches my eye.
So, it is a 50 project challenge for me this time, since the 25 project challenge went by pretty quickly. My exceptions, which are similar to those from before, are:
- I reserve the right to buy the patterns and materials for any new Teresa Wentzler design, especially the miniature seasonal samplers and Illuminata.
- I may also buy the 100th Dragon Dreams design when it comes out.
- I will be going to the Fall CreativFestival and taking all the courses I can afford. I will likely do no shopping, due to the fact that less needlework vendors will be there. Any new Enchanting Lair designs that catch my eye, and that I don’t take the class for, are an exception.
- I reserve the right to buy patterns and required materials if someone close to me suddenly decides to get married or have a baby. (Not likely, but you never know.)
- No knitting patterns either, as there are piles of really good free ones available.
- Even though it is not part of the original rules, I also plan to limit my materials spending, especially of yarn. Exceptions are anything I need to finish a currently started project or a gift, the yarn I need for that pattern I just bought, or materials required for any knitting class I may sign up for.
- Knitting projects will count too. But to count, it needs to be both socks, or sewing up completely, or whatever it takes to completely finish the item.
If you are interested in finding out about the Project Challenges, check out this thread over at The Wagon.
Tomorrow, if the Baby Man cooperates, I’ll post some pictures of a finish (not part of the challenge), two WIPs, my rapidly growing knitted sock, and my last stash purchase before the great wallet freeze. I’m also working on a post about the Anubis Oracle. I just need to find time to actually do a reading with it. And, I’ve been thinking about doing another Adopt-a-Deity post, since it has probably been almost two years since my last one. Wow!
Oh, and I know I will fall off the wagon in April, when I go see the Victoria Sampler trunk show at Golden Threads. Well, yes and no. See, the husband will be buying me Heirloom Stitching Sampler as an early birthday gift. Yeah, that’s it.