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Saturday, 31 August 2013

No-Low Spend September

I'm in!

Carla from my 1/2 Dozen Daily is having a No-Low Spend September challenge. After summer holidays I thought it might be fun. My two goals are:

1. No eating out. This will involve shopping and cooking. I know this is a novel concept, but living alone I have moved away from both. This is a health concern as I would like to eat way less added salt. My favourite food group this summer was potato chips. No more crunchy, salty, potato goodness for me. As my daughter says it is my kriptonite.

2. Sew from my stash. I will only buy fabric to complete existing projects. This should take me to October with absolutely no problems what so ever. I have three quilts on the go that I may have to purchase backing for that I would like to finish this September. This will be a challenge as I love to pick up little extras at my fabric shop while buying the necessarys. A little charm pack here, that little fat quarter there.....oh and it needs that contrasting fabric......they all seem to fall into my bag.

I may have to continue this challenge into October as one study I read says it could take 45 days to change a habit if it is deeply ingrained. Oh yeah, my two challenges are deep, very deep!

If you would like to participate in the challenge Carla has a linky on her post.

Link is here. http://halfdozendaily.typepad.com/my-half-dozen-daily/2013/08/september-nolow-spend-challenge-goals.html


  1. Pam, I wish you the very best of luck with your challenges!

    When I'm combatting the massive chip cravings, I usually try to make a good dip (a lemony aioli or a good hummus) and chow down with a bag of baby carrots. A lot of crunch, way less salt. But I do have a chip weakness....

    1. Thanks for your encouragement. I went shopping and cooked last night! Not a single chip made it into my basket at the store.

  2. Good luck!

    I've just run out of sashing for a project I'm working on. I'm considering using a complimentary fabric to finish off the sashing in the spirit of "make do" quilting.

    I've definitely gotten into the ease of eating out. Must change!

    Nice to meet you!

  3. Oh I love a good challenge! Yours sound a lot like mine. I look forward to seeing your progress and you are more than welcome to check out mine at www.bulgingbuttons.wordpress.com . They are posted on the 47 for 47 page.

    I will be back to visit for sure, as I love your bright colors and positive spirit.