First things first - no new quilty purchases. Just 5 more days to go. :-) But I think I'll be extending this challenge to myself until the end of the year. Not the total quilty purchases ban I'm currently doing. But no new books, patterns, or magazines (except the Quilters Home featuring Judy's blog). And no new quilty gadgets or gizmos that just sit in a drawer and are never used. So none of those until the end of the year. Now for Sept I think I'm going to let myself buy the fabric for one quilt. I have a pattern I'd love to do but do not have enough co-ordinating fabrics with the yardage required to make the quilt. Susan, it's that woven one in the magazine we both fell in love with. So I'll allow myself to purchase JUST ENOUGH FABRIC FOR THIS QUILT with maybe 1/4 yard extra of each piece to allow for mis-cuts and a bit for my scrap bins. And it has to be made in September or I can't buy any fabric in October. If I can do this then I'll pick another pattern toward the end of next month to be my new October project. It's a plan. Let's see if I can stick with it. LOL!
Hour-a-day. Got stalled early in the week but is now back on track. I put in about 1-1/2 yours last night and again this morning and it now only needs the border. Pictures probably tomorrow as I plan to go when I finish writing this and see if I can get those borders on.
I have learned something about myself this week. The longer I go without sewing the harder it is for me to get started again. Every day I'd tell myself you need to go do your hour. But my back has been really bothering me so I'd just continue to sit in my chair. Well you know what? My back is NEVER going to get better so it's ALWAYS going to bother me. So instead of sitting like a lump in my chair - and still hurting - I might as well sit in my sewing chair and do something constructive. That said I'm headed up front to finish my borders right now. :-)