Tuesday, January 01, 2013

It paid off! (Insert evil laugh here.)

Today was January 1st, dear readers, as you know. Apart from the promise of a new year, and all the goodness that entails, today was extra special because...

Yes, that's my brother handing me $50 - since he didn't think it would be possible that I refrain from fabric purchases for 8 months. It must suck for him to lose. And do I look like I'm gloating? I am. :)

The story, if you don't know it - in April, after a couple of large fabric binges, I decided I wasn't going to buy any more fabric. I said this, aloud, to my parents and brother. My brother scoffed, and bet me $50 I couldn't go the year without buying fabric. Needless to say, he lost.

Now, I probably would have bought some fabric if the bet hadn't held me back, and so I'm rather happy I had the threat of the bet looming over me. The truth is, I have lots and lots of fabric. More than I have time to sew with, if I'm being honest. And there's the question of how many clothes one person really needs.

Now that the bet is over, I'm not actually itching to go buy fabric. I will buy fabric this year, probably, but I'd like to be extra-mindful about it. A mini-goal - I'll only buy fabric if I need it for the upcoming project. Nothing for the stash. I think that'll keep me mindful.

I do have to head to the fashion district sometime soon - I need interfacing! Let's see how well I function when temptation is actually in front of me.


Kay said...

lol! Nothing like a bet to keep a person focused! Congratulations, Reethi!

I've been known to make a bet to get me to work on something - the last one was in March 2011 'If I don't give the drivers license written exam by next Friday, I'll take you (2 of my colleagues) to a restaurant of their choice". Yes, I gave and passed!

Now that I rediscovered something about myself, I'll be using this to work on some stuff that I need to work on. :)

cidell said...

Good for you!! Brothers always think they *know*.

Claire S. said...

You did great - even in the face of temptation in the form of your sewing buddies - not naming names LOL !

Sue Anfang said...

Woo Hoo! I knew you could do it even if it would have been IMPOSSIBLE for me!!

Spend that 50 with relish!! Sue

Cas... said...

Congratulations! Whenever there's money on the table there will be motivation! That's for sure. Keep up the good work too!

Carolyn said...

Hehe, congratulations! I need a brother like yours!
Happy New Year Reethi, and wishing you a terrific 2013 of weekend crafting :)

L said...

Please tell me you're going to buy fabric with the $50!