it's nice we can each make the rules that work best for us! believe it or not, i go through my e-mails and chuck out the ones that are from fabric stores. i think how bad the economy is, but i can't solely be responsible for keeping all those businesses afloat. some times i feel the weight of the burden to do just that. i have a full stash. there will be new designs. and whether i buy fabric now, or not, there will still be fabric 10 yrs from now..... and it will all be yucky polyester made to look like cotton. and we will still quilt.