Once Denise and I made our plans about not buying in 2022, I was 100% committed but as time has gone on . . maybe four days now, I’m getting nervous. What if I see a chart I REALLY want? What if the perfect linen becomes available and it’s a one time thing? I know if I go off and buy something, that’s the end, I’ll just keep buying.
This has been a rough week and tears have flowed easily. Feeling bad didn’t help but I’ve distanced myself from matters that I have no control over (family but not Vince, Chad or Nicole so don’t worry about that).
Last night I was kitting up more projects. Oct. 31 is one I had hoped to get done this year but didn’t.
The called for fabric is 40 count Ancient by Picture This Plus. I knew I had a leftover piece from another project, as well as a larger new piece. I found the remnant but it’s a bit small, though I love the color. I went through the rest of the fabric in the 40 count bin and pulled out a couple of others that would work but I had my heart set on Ancient.
According to the stitch count, leaving 2″ on each side means I’d need a piece of fabric that’s 9″ x 10-1/2″.
I began calculating in my head . . if I leave 3/4″ border, that gives me 3/4″ for lacing. I don’t mind that. Then, I began to get frustrated at myself because I had committed to not buying anything new. I knew this was going to happen. I’m going to need stuff I don’t have!
I was almost sure I had a large piece of new 36 count Ancient in the 36 count bin and 36 vs. 40 would only make about a 3/4″ difference in width and length.
There’s way more 36 count fabric than there is 40 count. There’s a chance I could be really low on 40 count by the end of next year if I don’t start using more 36 count and less 40 count but that’s not a big deal. I like them both.
As I started digging through the 36 count bin, look what I found.
40 count fabric in the 36 count bin! Just what I needed! That made me feel like everything is going to work out just fine. There’s always alternate floss and fabric. I’m not going to run out of supplies . . though I may make some substitutions.
I’m still going to use the smaller piece. It should be fine. No need to cut into the big piece for such a small piece. I think this all happened just to prove to me that I can get past any obstacles I run into – no need to go buying more stuff.