Vicky has issued a no-buy challenge for the month of May and I've decided to join with her. Anyone else up to the challenge? "Rules" are pretty simple (and flexible!). No new fabric except for background, borders, backing, and binding. Vacation purchases are allowed. Just so long as you don't call it a "vacation" when you go to the next town over for the afternoon for the express purpose of visiting a quilt shop. And heck if you REALLY want it bad enough to bend the rules that far then I guess we'll even allow those type "vacations". LOL! Quilt show purchases are an exception as these are once a year events and besides who can resist the vendor mall at a quilt show? The purchase of a fabric for which you've been actively searching for months and run across on a sale table and there's only enough left for what you need are allowed. Basically if you don't feel like it's a cheat then it's not. :-)
Those are the rules for the official challenge. (Did I leave anything out, Vicky?) For myself I'm also extending this to cover all quilt-related purchases. No books, magazines, patterns, thread, gadgets, etc. I certainly don't need anything so I'm going to see if I can put a halt to all those extra impulse purchases I seem to be making a lot of lately.
In addition I'm only going to work on UFOs this next month. If it's not at least mostly cut out before midnight then it's off-limits for the month of May. I have sooooooo many projects going (almost 100!) that I need to see the numbers go down a bit instead of steadily up!
So who's up to the challenge. Are you brave enough to attempt a whole month without buying fabric? Can you curb your impulse to start 14 new projects next week? Come on. If I can do it anyone can!
Wonder how many kits I can cut tonight before midnight..........