Sunday, April 29, 2007

THUD!

What's that you ask? That's me, officially falling off the wagon. Yes, I can no longer deny it, my will is just too weak and the dark force is just too strong. It has pulled me in with all of those colorful fabrics, twinkling beads, silky threads and must do designs. Let's not leave out all the enablers, whether they realize they are guilty or not ;o)

I have to admit that when I made the decision to do this challenge, I never thought that I would make it almost halfway. I started out pretty focused though but now I can feel it side tracking quite a bit. I'm not sure if it's the warmer weather, the fact that I don't really have a huge project on the go or maybe it's just all the stress that I have been under.

So now I'm officially stepping down from The 50 Project Challenge. My legal department, namely Shannon, can no longer find any extra clauses or exceptions that would still let me qualify for the project. I have strayed quite a ways from the rules and regulations. The Bunny Clause and The Charity/Donations Exception can only go so far ;o)

In the end, I have still saved money and that was one of the main things I was striving for. I also stitched up quite a few charts that I've wanted to do for a while now but just never got around to. Plus the fact that I already have twenty projects under my belt and that definitely helps the year-end total.

My goals for the rest of the year will remain somewhat the same though. I will refrain from spending a lot of money on stash, I will keep working on my WIPs and 2007 Goal List and I will still dig in that bottomless drawer of mine to search out other patterns that are hidden in its depths :o)

9 comments:

Karin said...

Can't wait to see the project that got you off of the wagon.

Carolyn said...

You are so much stronger than I could have been...you did great

I really loved seeing all of your completed projects..It inspired me to finish up a bunch of unfinished ones that I had...

Jamie said...

So what are you working on? What have you purchased???

~Kim~ said...

Cathey - You should give yourself more credit for what you have done! That is an accomplishment in my book!

Goals are one thing to make, keeping them, well.. thats like a New Years resolution.. LOL

So, was the QSnap Hugger your dying moment?! KIDDING!

~Kim~

Barb said...

You got quite a ways on the wagon. You are not alone. I think a lot of us fell off we'll just start our own club "I fell off the wagon" What are you working on now?

Jenn said...

You did so good on the challenge till now. I think it's ok that you fell off the wagon (although I'll miss you up here with me).

What are you working on at the moment?

Faith Ann said...

Honestly, as long as you cut back on stash spending, I think you succeeded! It's almost May and I bet you spent a lot less this year than you did during the first 4 months last year :)

50 projects is a long time to go without new charts. Maybe an easier goal is to have a little stash splurge after every 15-20 projects?

Shannon L. said...

I think you did fantastic to stick it out that long :) Alas, my creativity in justification was a bit lax by the end of last week. Either that or I'm saving up all the really good justifications for myself ? LOL Just kidding !

Pam said...

Cathey, love your Quilt Time Sampler! Beautiful job! As to my vote, I say: take the first stitch in both of them, then see how the spirit moves...always remember, there's no XS police - do what you want!