If you hadn’t noticed (I think you probably have!) I’m a needlework fanatic. I was facing a little needlework dilemma recently, and I found a website that solved it. Unfortunately, it also caused my needlework fanaticism to flare up again.
My dilemma was this: I needed a variety of fabrics to make (oh, yes, here we go again) a pieced foundation for a small crazy quilt adventure. Now, if you’ve read my past history of crazy quilting attempts, you know I’m not a crazy quilter. There’s something in me that would like to be, to a degree, but … there’s also something in me that doesn’t like piecing together fabric, which seems to be an essential part of crazy quilting.
BUT – never say die – I’m determined to try again. The difficulty is that I don’t really have a stash suitable for crazy quilting – nothing really interesting. I am just not a fancy-fabric hoarder (though I can see how attractive it would be to be one!).
I resorted to a website I’ve ordered from before – Evening Star Designs – and, for very little output, I was able to get a variety of fabric pieces perfect for crazy quilting.
You may remember that I mentioned a while back my resolution to refrain from purchasing any more embroidery supplies for a six-month span. I hang my head in shame. I have succumbed. In fact, I’ve succumbed all over the place in the last few days…. but, these were needs, not wants (the voice of the Justifier). I had to have the fabric for an upcoming project!!
I probably shouldn’t mention the fact that, while I was fanatically exploring every nook and cranny of the Evening Star Designs website with that sense of starvation that comes from not having purchased embroidery supplies for the last almost-three-months, I happened to linger a bit too long over the Embroidery Threads section… where I happened to study too closely the Sassa Lynn threads… and happened to buy some. I probably shouldn’t mention the silk buttonhole twist, either. All six spools of it.
I feel like the cat that swallowed sixteen-million-five-hundred-and-fifty-two-thousand-three-hundred-and-twelve canaries.
And darn, gosh, and golly – I am so looking forward to the mail in the next few days!
I have glutted. And I am satiated.
But all that being said – HEY! I can’t wait to show you the STUFF!!