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Monday, February 26, 2007

Accountability

Okay - last week I decided what I would be giving up for Lent this year. I am putting it out here to get a sense of accountability, so I am less likely to give in to temptation. And my sacrifice? I am not allowed to make any craft purchases until after Easter.

Don't laugh - this is going to be difficult! I've made 25 trips to craft stores over the past 14 months. (Yes, I'm a freak, and I checked my online banking account to check - now, those 25 trips I mention are only the ones in which I purchased stuff using a check or my debit card. Any cash purchases or non-purchasing trips aren't included.) Anyway...in those 25 trips, I managed to spend a total of $743.00 on miscellaneous craft related items.

Holy Crap!! That's way more than I thought I spent. Granted...a great deal of that was for gift purposes...but not all of it. The madness must end! (No wonder I always feel poor...)

So, I'm giving it up for lent. Wish me luck. All of my fellow crafters will understand how hard this is. (The buying is just as much fun as the actual crafting!)

2 comments:

Joie said...

I think I and my big plastic box of unused fabric know what you mean about the buying vs the making.....And that isn't mentioning my approximately 30 vintage patterns which are still mostly waiting for use....

And if I figure well, you will as a bonus. save about 70 dollars over the 40 days of lent. That is averaged of course....

Good luck! You can do it!

Dagny said...

If you have as much stuff stashed as I do, then you'll have more than enough to keep you busy until Easter.