I have to start thinking ahead more. It seems that every time there's a sale on, I realize that I needed something the day after the sale ends. Last week, my local quilt shop had a thread sale - buy one, get one free. But I didn't need any, and the last thing I do need is a stash of thread that never gets used. So I resisted. And then, that weekend, I decided to start quilting a couple of tops. And I needed thread for both of them. $60 later, I have thread - but I could have gotten it for half that a week earlier.
And now, another shop just finished their birthday sale. I was so proud of myself - I even dropped by, but nothing jumped out at me so I left empty handed. And today, I pulled out all my tops to figure out which one I want to quilt next - and I realized that buying fabric for backings would have been a really good idea. Sigh. I will try to contain myself, and work on the quilt that I already have the backing for. And hopefully another sale will pop up before I am ready to pull out the next quilt top.
And finally, to round out my mess at 3, I pulled out my son's quilt to finish the borders finally. And then proceeded to redesign the borders (I've grown in my quilting since I designed this one, and it really needed something different). Love my new design, but I'm a full yard short of fabric for it :( And with 2 year old fabric, finding any is proving to be a major challenge.