2014 is or "has" to be a year of reflection and a little less spending.
I took an early retirement starting January 1st of this year and since i'm not 60, I don't get my pension until January 2015! EEK...... I did plan ahead a little by setting up a fund and I put money in each week but that's not going to last an entire 13 months so I have to be selective and penny pinch a little.
So, in saying that, when hubby and I went away 2 weeks ago to Florida and I asked for a little trip to a quilt store I'd seen spotlighted in Quilt Sampler Magazine he was very accommodating and drove me there and to the Quilt Expo.
Hubby paid for all my purchases at the shop, Thanks Al! but at Expo I was on my own.....and truth be told, I think I restrained myself quite well. The only thing I bought there was the snowman runner on the left, the thread and if you look in the back of the picture and see the little flag pattern, that's all I bought! My restraint in the fabric areas was phenominal! So, I see it can be done but it's going to be hard!!!
I'm keeping any receipts for purchases and at the end of each month I'm going to tally them up and see over this year how much I spend. Should be a challenge but I know I'm up to it.....2 sewing rooms full of fabric, kits, and bundles attest to that !!!!