Saturday, January 14, 2012

The 366 Challenge

Gayle at Garden of Daisies has started the "366 Day Challenge"  She is encouraging us to get rid of one thing a day through the 2012 year (it's a leap year, hence 366 days).  I love this challenge and have been telling my friends about it.   I am very much ready for this because I missed most of last year while caring for my mother.  Now that life is getting back to normal, I am excited to clear things out!  If you are interested, check out her blog, she has a lot of great ideas!!!

Fortunately, my quilt guild is having a show this May and we are encouraged to donate things to sell at the boutique.  I already took a load over Tuesday night and today, I packed up a bunch more things:
This past week I made a ton of teddy bears and premie quilts for the hospital.   I did have a picture with more bears (a couch full) but I can't figure out where the pic went.

This year I would like to NOT buy fabric if at all possible.  For a while I was buying  fabric because I was concerned that the price of cotton might get too high.  I realized that if I did less impulse splurging and only bought what I really needed, it wouldn't matter what the price of fabric would be--I would still have more cash in my pocket.  So this year I am going frugal...how about you?

5 comments:

Deanna said...

Cute bears! Is that your pattern?

Allie said...

Darling bears - yes, I'm going more frugal too, I have no choice, lol!

Sandra :) said...

Nope, not planning on being frugal - don't wanna! Trying to stashbust so I can shop for MORE stuff after I use up the OLD stuff, LOLOL! If I could spend as much time sewing as I do surfing I'd have no stash in very short order!

I like the "get rid of a thing a day" idea - I do that frequently - I always have a box on the go for the thrift stores, plus I'm always on the kids to downsize their stuff too - they replace their clothes a LOT because that's what young men do, and adult men's clothing is in high demand at the shelters! Flylady does something like a "21 thing fling" (if I recall properly) - you go through the house and grab 21 things to get rid of - I love doing that one!

Adorable bears and quilt!

Sarah said...

I'm up for the 366 challenge but I'm weak when it comes to fabric....

GardenofDaisies said...

It sounds like you are doing great with your sorting and donating! Giving things to the Quilt Guild auction sounds like a great idea! I need to do that too. I'm with you about the fabric. My house isn't huge, and my quilting supplies need to fit into a (small) closet. It's pretty full now. So no more until something gets used up or I need something specific for a project.