Either way it's bad. I joined a fabric swap for OOP and HTF fabrics. In case you're not as nerdy as me in fabric jargon - OOP is out of print and HTF is hard to find.
So I joined this swap on flickr. The idea is to trade some of your fabrics so that you can get more of the ones you might be missing. I had a few of these fabrics and was missing a few others, and so I began swapping. And as I checked that flickr page (at least every 5 minutes for 5 straight days) I realized that there was a lot of other fabric that I never even knew that I needed. And so I began buying fabric. Especially Japanese fabric. (Sometimes I wonder why I wasn't born Japanese. It is the first foreign country I was ever interested in visiting and I love pretty much anything made or designed there. I knew there was some great Japanese fabric out there, but it's more expensive, so I didn't go looking for it.)
I am admitting this addiction/obsession here because I want to stop. I have neglected the house, the laundry (thanks Dan for doing it this week), my husband, and my kids, and all sorts of other things. I think I need to quit the group, or at least only check it once a day or less. I need to start using my stash instead of just collecting.
And so I'm going to really try to sew this summer and use up at least 1 box of fabric. (I have several boxes, but will not admit to an exact number. It may or may not be in the double digits.)
Today I made aprons for the boys. That takes up lots of fabric, especially when they're reversible.
Thanks for listening. Hopefully I will get back on track this weekend!