So, I've decided that my great 2008 budgeting plan needs some tweaking. Surprisingly, it's not the stitching stash that is causing the problem. It's books. I just can't not buy them. I managed to spend February's allowance before the end of January. I'm trying to save up for a holiday, which is why I was trying to spend less on non-essentials. But even with my large collection, I think I'm just going to have to re-define books as essentials. (Again. De-classifying them never works.)
So I'm taking them out of the budgeting plan. Which, yay, means I can go sign up for Chatelaine's Celtic Mystery. I'll also be drawing up a list of all the stash I "need". I want to kit up the Heritage Sampler as well as Celtic so I shall have to cost everything and work out when I can buy them.
I will be good and not just buy them all now.