Welcome to the Quilting Board!
You know it really is a lot like staying on a diet. LOL
Fabric is like money, no matter how much you have it's never enough.
I have still kept to my less than two dollars for fabric this month. I did order a pattern for... $8 something. No thread, no pins, no nothing and whittling away at my stash.
I think this may be the first month ever that I did not purchase a single morsel of fabric. .. But did I mention that I "over consumed" at Mary Jo's in December. I also got a gift card , but I just know that if I go to use it I will spend over the amount , so I am just not going to temp fate... it will still be good when I need a backing .
I, too, have UPS, FedX and USPS bring me boxes a few times a week. One mail lady said something to me about it and embarrassed me. But it also brought me down to earth. Now, I don't purchase near as much online. I go to my LQS and buy. I'm trying not to buy anything at all but yesterday I bought 2 yards of one fabric for a kit and then decided I needed a different fabric all together, so I bought 4 yards of it. What am I to do?
"Be yourself...everyone else is taken."
Strong people don't put others down...they build them up."
"Remember that your instincts are more important than rules"
I live in Southern California. I purchased "at least" more than one fat quarter at Road to California (always in January). At the end of July, I'll buy "at least" more than one fat quarter at the Long Beach International Quilt show.
Happy sewing and quilting,