I'm still keeping track of the amount of fabric I buy, and how much I use. I'm not No-Buy, so the fabric tally is just because it's interesting to see how my buying habits have changed over the years. As for the amount used, it's an indicator of how much sewing I get done.
I'm glad that I don't have fierce 'Rules' about what I can and cannot buy. There was a cheddar fabric that I impulsively bought recently, the rest of the bolt in fact; I love the blocks which use it, such a pretty play of colours together.
I'll look for the perfect border in my stash, but if I don't fancy anything then I'll be off to the patchwork shop on a mission. My fabric costs so much less than acrylic nails, designer shoes and handbags, expensive hair-dos or fashion outfits. I'm a low maintenance kind of person, and that's how I want to be, but I don't compromise in the sewing room. I have really high standards there!