Saturday, February 02, 2008

One Box [of Fabric] at a Time



My new hero is Kim. I'd been following her blog for a little while, enjoying the details of her life and her fine writing. And then, on January 25th, I realized how absolutely astute, patriotic, and brilliant the woman is.

Many quilters' blogs have featured badges that proclaim their participation in a fabric diet. In short, they're not buying new fabric, but working solely from their sizable stashes. While stash is not my personal particular problem (it's more a UFO/WISPS/PIGS kind of a situation for me), I certainly understand, and for a while I applauded their efforts.

Not any more. Kim had a moment of profound insight when she realized that the slump in the nation's economy is directly connected to the whole fabric diet phenomenon. You can read the entire post here. Count me in, Kim; count me in. My country needs me and I answer the call!

Won't you join us?


Saving the World's Economy . . . One Box [of Fabric] at a Time

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Count me in also! I received a large box earlier this week from Hancocks. Always happy to do my part :-)
Kathy B

debijeanm said...

ROTFL! I already gave and am so grateful to you for helping me to see the unselfishness of my ways! Thanks, too, for introducing me to Kim, another stitcher to visit every day!

Kim said...

Oh, I'm so glad to see we're all joining in together to DO OUR PART! LOL! I hit a moment of hesitation the other day, but I worked my way past it and managed to get out to the quilt shop today! ROFLOL! Shop ON!

Debi said...

I am on a diet, but not a fabric one. That is one diet I cannot stick too! Please visit my blog for my latest give away.

http://debiquilts.blogspot.com/2008/02/one-world-one-heart-event.html

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Very funny! Yep, we're all responsible, it's time to turn things around.

Juliann in WA said...

Well I got three boxes this week, no fabric but books and scrapbooking supplies. Hope it helps.

Susan said...

Oh, yeah. I plan to spend my whole tax check on fabric. Or lace and thread. Maybe a few beads. No, wait, the beads are made in Europe and the lace in China. That won't help. I'll stick with fabric and thread, I guess.

Guenveur in Kent said...

I do not quilt, neither do I spin or sew. When I DID sew, I always had a lot of unused yard goods which had piled up, and felt guilty about it. Then a friend told me about a women who used up all of the material she had collected and --- DIED! An urban legend? Perhaps, but I never did use it all up. I think it eventually rotted.