I can't believe how fast time is going. It's already the 4th of January. Seems like 2008 just flew by. Every year just seems to go faster and faster.
The other day I was down in my craft area. I just stood there shaking my head. I have way too many books and fabric. So I decided I would sell some of my books on Craig's List. Well, as I was going through the books trying to pick out the books that I would sell, I couldn't seem to choose any. What's with that? Now I know in my head that I will probably never open some of these books again. They are great books and that is the problem. How do you get rid of a great book? So I guess I'll keep the books and just by chance someday I might just use one.
I also decided I had way too much fabric. No, I'm not going to sell or toss that BUT I have decided to Slash the Stash this year. I'm off to a good start. I have cut out 20 blocks for a Turning Twenty quilt. Now that is 5 yards of fabric and it didn't even make a dent. Right now I have the blocks laid out on the floor. Today (no church today...ice) I plan to go down and sew the blocks. I may even have time to assemble them. I'm sure I have a piece or two of fabric that will work for a backing.
I've read JudyL's challenge regarding stash busting and I'm not just sure I'll join that because I know I won't have much to report each week. When I make postcards, they only use two 4" x 6" pieces. But I don't usually have to buy new fabric to make them. Embellishments is another thing. Anyway, I am going to keep track of fabric usage and maybe I'll report in on her site every once in a while just for some accountability. I see by her post today that she reports on what she has pulled and cut for the week. So I think I'll just start out the year by doing that. It will be interesting to see how much fabric I can use this year. I need more space. (I have another new hobby this year.)
The new hobby is paper cards. I have gotten hooked on the Cricut and Cuttlebug machines. That is just so much fun. Just what I needed was another hobby. Why can't I find a hobby that doesn't involve spending money? At least I was able to find a used Cricut and got my Cuttlebug for a really good price. With savvy shopping, I have found supplies for up to 66% off. Here is a site that shows some of the creations made using the two machines.
OK, enough rambling. I need to get breakfast and get cracking down in the craft room.
I'm praying for a really good and productive 2009.