I miss fabric through the mail. I don't miss customs charges
I'm hoping after this sixth month diet I can shop much more sensibly, because there is nothing like shopping your stash for a period of time to know what it lacks. I've next to no fabric suitable for bindings. I don't seem to have much in the way of those blenders that add interest to a quilt binding like stripes or spots. I am woefully short of go to solids. No white. I was going to make some Bee Blessed blocks last month until I realised the back ground fabric required was white and I had none. Even in my scraps I couldn't eek out enough to do one measly block.
On the plus side I've made two quilts this year and am working on hand quilting a third and all those quilts have been made from stash. The backing of the one I'm currently working on had been purchased for attempting dressmaking. As I need backing now and making the PJ's it was intended for can wait for another day (or month) I just used it. It feels quite liberating.
Something that has surprised me is however much fabric I've been using up I'm not noticing the hoped for big gaps in my fabric drawers. By now I'd really expected to see some gaps to justify a little fabric splurge after the fast is over. If I don't free up space I may be fasting a whole lot longer. The whole reason behind deciding to go on a fabric diet was to use up fabric before it burst out of the space I have for it. They way things are I might need to fast all year!