Saturday, December 31, 2011

Use It Up

My very simple plan for 2012

with the addition of

Do Without

huge stash of supplies:

quilt fabric
wool ~ wool ~ wool
floss and thread
books ~ patterns
cotton velvet ~ prairie cloth

I don't need a thing but
time to use it up

WW2 poster

other than floss for punch needle

I'll be making do & using it up this year

( I say this every year

but for some reason know it's finally true)

pin from WW1

I will be needing new scrubs for work

I'd love a new purse

don't need one

as I'm carrying an old leather

Dooney and Burke that is beautifully worn


Wishing You A Very Happy New Year!


Orange Sink said...

I'm right there with ya Kelley!
Blessings in the New Year ahead!!
Cathy G

Lori said...

That is a good mantra. Most of the time it works for me.
Happy new year to you!!

HomeSpunPrims said...

I could certainly follow the same plan Kelley! I have so many supplies I really don't need a thing. I have that quilt book. I need to get it out and look at it as it's probably been years since I did! Wishing you and your fur babies a most healthy 2012 filled with many blessings. Warm hugs, Lori

Ter'e said...

You Go Girl!!!!!
BTW, that little red quilt is simply breathtaking! WOW! What a stunner.
Happy New Year!

Robin said...

Best wishes in keeping your commitment to only buy what you need. I vow to do this every year at this time and while I have bought less this year than last, I could do better - much better.

Joanne said...

I'm there with you too Kelley - and have been doing this the last two years (no job = no new supplies) and soon I will have to break down and buy more wool! Image that! I've been using it up! LOL happy new year to you and Olivia and Melrose! wishing yo the best!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Kelley ~
Oh, I really need to use it up ~ but probably won't :)
Happy New Year to you and the furbabies!
Hugs :)

The Civil War Quilter said...

Love that sentiment. I'm just not good about doing without! Love, love, LOVE the quilt in your header!!!

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TheCrankyCrow said...

I think I need to get a tattoo with that on it... ;o) Seriously, I think most of us could stand to do a little more "making-do." And gotta say - D&B only gets better with time.... ;o) Wishing you a wonderful new year filled with hope and promise....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Donna said...

I have that Country Threads book, love it and all their other ones also. I agree with you! I also need to finish projects, so adding that!

Blessing for the New Year to all of you!


annie said...

I love that old pin at the bottom! Been trying to do this for years. I really need to do better! Hope this year I will. Hope you are successful and have a very Happy New Year!

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Happy New Year! I should really follow along and make do with what I have goodness knows I have enough things to do for years to come!

ohiofarmgirl said...

I am right there with you so here we go.....let's see what we can do! Dianntha

patijane's primitives said...

What a great New Year's resolution!! I am going to see if I can follow it also, Kelley. Thanks for the inspiration.

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Thanks for the reminder!! I have done that in the past in regard to face creams and hair products, etc. I'm going to put that into practice ~ and yes, it goes for food, rug hooking supplies and so much more!! Love the antique quilts that you're sharing! Happy 2012!