Sometimes things take a long time to come to fruition. You set your heart on something, and you know it may never come to you.
You wonder – can you justify the money? And regretfully you tell yourself, no, you can’t.
Such it was with my newest fabric buy.
I saw it and fell in love instantly. But it was hideously expensive. So I told myself it wasn’t for me. But I couldn’t quite forget it.
I snuck back for another peek at it every so often, just to torture myself with unfulfilled longing.
And then, wonder of wonders, the price got reduced – by quite a lot! And before I could talk myself out of it, I pounced!
Isn’t it lovely?
And then, I had the opposite experience. I wasn’t really looking to buy anything, just browsing, as you do.
And I spotted an utter bargain…
I had seen – and admired – this fabric before in other people’s stashes.
And now I have lots of it! And it’s in beautiful condition.
I got all inspired and made this:
I’m afraid I just had to call her Ginger.
And, despite the fact that I was tempted just to squirrel the other one away and not let anyone else have any of that fabric ever, I also made this:
Because, as Rachel replied when she gave me my birthday fabrics and I said “you shouldn’t have”, it’s good to share.
And somewhere deep inside I agree; fabrics need to be used, and seen, and loved, and shared.
So that other people can have their fabric field day, too. ♥