SAL’ing and Rethinking Exemptions

  • Posted on November 22, 2006 at 12:28 pm

Michelle, Carol, Nicole, Andrea and I have decided to SAL together in the coming year on Just Nan’s Barnabee’s Quest design (all 3 parts).

We will be starting on February 1st, 2007. This gives us some time for life to settle down after the holidays and allows us some extra time to get everything kitted up. Anyone else have this design and want to join in? We’re very excited! 😀

Also, regarding yesterday’s post, Coral was kind enough to not lull me into complacency on my exemptions. So, following her suggestion, I am going to add at least 1 more project to my list for every exemption that I take. In fact, if I’m really determined to be true to the purpose of the challenge (to reduce the amount of unstitched stash that we own), I should actually add 2 projects for every 1 exemption. If I go for this option, I would be able to count any exemptions that I actually manage to stitch (which would allow me to count the Whimzi designs that I buy for my cubicle at work).

I went upstairs and tallied the number of exemptions that I’ve made use of abused to date and the grand total was 9. I’ve taken far more liberty with the whole exemption concept than I had realized. So, that makes my challenge either a 59 project challenge or a 68 project challenge! EEEP! That is a very sobering thought and one which will make me think long and hard before I take any more exemptions. Exactly as it should be.

So, let me take a deep breath and announce that I am now doing a 68 Project Challenge! With only 13 projects completed to date, this means I have actually lost ground towards my goal and need to complete 5 more projects just to catch back up to 50 projects to do. I’ve managed to dig myself into a hole. *sigh* Mea culpa. I made my bed, now it’s time to lay in it. I had better get stitching!

Great, thanks Coral… Had to keep me honest, didn’t you? 😉 Seriously, though, thank you.

12 Comments on SAL’ing and Rethinking Exemptions

  1. Isabelle says:

    LOL! I get Coral’s point, since the aim is to reduce the amount of unstitched stash. 🙂 Still, it sounds pretty motivating! 😀 I mean, when I look at your stash list, I find it very mouth-watering. I’m sure you’ll have loads of fun digging into it! You have such great taste 😀

  2. Outi says:

    Honesty to yourself is not something all can do, so congratulations on that! 🙂

    And if you think of it… the process will be as rewarding as reaching your goal. So, you can/will only win. 🙂

  3. Laura says:

    I love Coral’s idea. I don’t know if it ever would have occurred to me! And yes, it’ll help you to limit those exemption purchases, too. Sounds like a good thing, all-in-all.

  4. Leslie says:

    Tee hee…I think you have me confused with Michelle. Although, now that you have associated my name with a BQ SAL, I may just have to join you;) Let us see how nice the Christmas Stash Fairy is this year!!

  5. jennamagee says:

    Whoops! Sorry Leslie, you’re right. Yours was the last blog I had read, so your name was stuck in my head. 🙂

  6. AnneS says:

    Haha, you made me laugh yet again – crikey, a 68 project challenge!! Mind you, that’s a good way to do it … I thought about this a couple of weeks ago after seriously drooling on some items on Ebay that Ash was selling – my thought was that I’d have to go back to “zero” finishes again, which would be heartbreaking (mind you, in this case lack of finances was a goooood thing, so the choice was taken out of my hands haha). I like your idea better of adding two projects for every naughty purchase 😉

  7. Barbara says:

    Hmmm. Very good. You’re right, of course. Good for you!

  8. Isabelle says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Jenna! 😀

  9. Cathy says:

    Hi Jenna – I am so far behind in my blog reading, yikes! Just wanted to stop by and wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. Good luck with the challenge; I’ll be cheering you on!

  10. Andrea says:

    Oh Jenna LOL.
    I’ll join you for your BQ SAL if I may. 😀

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  11. Coral says:

    Oops ages since I have really ‘seen’ everyone. Now really Jenna, you are going over the top – 2 for one – no! Now the word masochist comes to mind! Sorry, I am grinning as I type!! Chat soon! ;-))

  12. Meari says:

    LOL, that’s what happens when you take too many exemptions. Egad! 68 projects? I took the 10 project challenge, so I wouldn’t be overwhelmed. 68 projects? I’m on #7. Again, I ask… 68 projects?? Yikes… At least you’re honest about it. LOL

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