Thursday, March 29, 2007

Try as I may, I never seem to find the time to finish some of these quilting projects! It seems as though I get an inspiration faster than I can complete the last 'inspiration'. I recently, joined a quilters group, who thinks if I don't buy fabric (a trek which is, truely, almost better than sex and eating... almost!)that I'll use up my 'stash' in the projects I'm working on. Yet the only thing it's done is make me want to start one more project to use up my 'stash'. It doesn't mean I've gotten rid of any more of my UFOs (un-finished objects), just added to them! It's easy NOT buying fabric online, as I tend to want to go in person to SEE and especially, FEEL the fabric... how silky it is. But, put me in very close proximity of a good quilt shop and I HAVE to just peek- then, of course, BUY! I try not to, okay, I'm just going in to pay for a class... then I spy this GORGEOUS fabric that's leaning 'oh, so provocatively' against the other bolts near the register. It whispers my name .... I'm dead! Hoisting it up on the cutting table only makes be want to have some (!), LOTS, but then I realize it doesn't need to be much. If it's really gorgeous, stunning, unusual, well, then I must have a yard or two. The only control I have on the amount is that the nicer quilt shops charge up to $10 a yard and unless I have a definite project for it (..."no, I just NEED it"...), my Yankee blood keeps me from spending too much. Ah..... my love affair with Robert Kauffman, RJR, Timeless Treasures....

3 comments:

Tracey said...

Hi Nancy! Thanks for your comment on my blog...I tried to reply to you, but you have to change your settings in your profile to allow people to email back to you...I never thought to do the French seams on my pillowcase until someone else asked me the same thing...its agreat idea! And yes, I am a member of GHQG. I'm a member of the Heritage Quilters chapter since about 1994. :-)

NancyE10 said...

Yeah, Tracey! Sorry about the email posting. This is the first blog I've ever done and only because I couldn't post a message to you until I registered into an account w/ Google.
Not sure how to post pictures, as I have lots of quilts/techniques I'd like to post. I'll learn.
Did you go to sharing day?

Cindy, the Original Wheelgirl said...

Hey Nancy, thanks for leaving a comment on my blog as well! I'm still way behind on my mystery quilt, but a little at a time is ok with me...lol. Happy quilting!