Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Blogging can be fun and manicureing your stash!

Well, I have been off reading other peoples blogs today and having a great time with it. I have been as one blog is titled " manicuring my stash" I made a commitment not to buy fabric this year for anything unless I really had to. I have not done that very well, I must admit. I also read a blog on goals and other things too. I have four months this year to achieve my goals and for one of them I want to stop buying fabric unless completely necessary. I love what I do, but it can't be a business unless I am able to make a profit. To do that I have to be able to use what I have before I buy more. I do have plans for the Christmas craft show, and I may have to purchase a few things in order to finish some of them. Not many will need something and not a lot will be needed, but some. Then again I have so much fabric and so many embellishments that I doubt i should allow myself to purchase more. we shall see and I will let you my readers be my accountability. I may not be able to tell you exactly how much fabric I have used, but I can tell you an estimation.
As for blogging can be fun, I have seen many blogger's who do giveaways. I have signed up for lots of them, but never won.  I have mentioned it before on my posts, and have been thinking about it a lot. What date will I use for my giveaway, what will I give, how will I choose from those who sign up. So I have made some decisions, as for how to decide who will win, I will put all names in a bag or bowl and have one of my family members pull one out. As for the date, I am looking at the anniversary of when I started my blog, a number of blogs written, or a day of the year that means something to me. Since I have passed my 100th post by 27, and I started my blog on March 16th of 2008, I will go with a date that means something to me. My oldest daughter was born on Sept. 27th and that will be the day I will choose to do my giveaway, so please watch for the next few weeks and see the things I will post as my giveaway. I will be choosing from things I have made as well as from my stash, so keep that date in mind and remember to post a comment on the 27th of September.
In the mean time please have a very quilty week.


Micki said...

A perfect date for your giveaway.It should be fun!

Bonnie said...

Hi Tennye -- you asked me on my blog, how I know how much fabric I have. I don't know other than lots. I doubt anyone knows how much they have although there are ways to estimate. I decided I would only count fabric as "used" if the quilt was finished. Or, if I give away blocks or top. Basically for me, finished is "I don't have to do something with it ever again." I do keep track of what comes into my house. I record all finishes and purchases in a book. At the end of the month I figure the yardage used and yardage purchased. It has really helped me cut back on fabric purchases. It is a self-imposed rule but I am happy I am not buying everything I see. Every once in a while I buy cause I really like something but don't have anything in mind. If you note my statistics I'm not making great inroads in the fabric stash. But I'm also not making big deposits either. Bonnie

Tennye said...

Thanks for your response, I feel better about not really knowing how much I have. Some day I will post some detailed pictures of it so you can see why I say that. LOL