Monday, July 9, 2012

Missing: My Willpower

If you've visited me here before, you might know I made a resolution to not buy any new fabric in 2012, unless it was specifically requested by someone who needed something very specific.  I intended that to apply to charity quilts and special requests only, and even then only if absolutely necessary. 

But then I ran out of batting.  

Already you can see where this is headed, right?

A few days ago I posted about a little hexagon baby quilt I wanted to make.  The pattern I came up with would have a green background and pink flowers -- dark pink centers with light pink petals.  I mentioned in that post the challenge of finding enough coordinating greens in my stash, especially since greens are so hard to match.

So yesterday I was at Joann's to buy batting.  And only batting.  With a 50% off coupon.

On my way to the register, I noticed this sweet little bundle, which had 2 lovely greens (and 3 lovely blues).  It was 30% off.  Did I mention I also had a "20% off your entire purchase" coupon?  

My 9 year old daughter - who knows I'm trying hard not to buy fabric - was with me.  As I was caressing looking at this little bundle, she leaned over and said, "Don't worry Mom, I won't tell anyone.  You deserve it."  I *so* love that kid! 

I knew those 2 little fat quarters wouldn't be enough for my entire background, but I did have some green at home already.  Then I saw one other single FQ in a pretty paisley.  OK, it's just one more, right?

Oh my gosh, they had purple bundles too!  I had toyed with the idea of doing green and purple for the background of the quilt and how sweet are those??  And hey, I don't want to break the fast more than once, so I might as well enjoy it now, right?

Wait, a Fat Eights of pinks?  That would be enough to do *all* the hexie flowers for the quilt.  Lights and darks.  They look so nice with the green and purple, too.  And come on... how often do I find a 30% off sale *and* have a 20% off everything coupon?  

I can probably stop adding commentary now, since you probably realize by now this is not going to end anytime soon....

A few more light pinks for the petals, just in case.

Just to be on the safe side with the darker pink....

What does a beige FQ bundle have to do with the hexagon baby quilt you ask?  Not a thing.  But at this point, I was already so far over the line it didn't seem to matter, really.

One last fun little bundle because, well, it had a ladybug on it.  No other reason is required.

In case you're wondering what a a "Fabric Fast" looks like, well.... here you go.

~*~ May your day be full of Love and Ladybug Hugs ~*~

Thanks for stopping by!
~ Kat ~


  1. I'm glad to see you showed great restraint,LOL.
    Enjoy that gorgeous fabric.
    X Laura

  2. Don't worry...I hear they have a support group for you; in fact I belong to it!! And, no one will fault you for buying a ladybug fabric, least of all me! XOXO

  3. What a riot! So fun to read!

  4. I am so cracking up at your post! And may I also say that I can definitely see that there was some "twisting of your arm" by those folks at Joann's........they were practically "MAKING" you buy that can you resist 30% off PLUS 20% off the entire ticket?? Case closed.

  5. Haha. This was an awesome post.

  6. Were you by any chance laughing hysterically by the time you reached the till?! As I buy the vast majority of my fabric over the internet, my weakest moment is after a glass of wine. Or sometimes during....

  7. LOLLLLLLLL Seems a lot of people including ME, have your problem.
    I've refused to go into town to do any kind of shopping at the moment because I just know I will somehow end up in a fabric store.
    Love your fabrics. Like your daughter said, you deserve it, we all do. LOLLL

  8. check your paypal account ----- my way of helping you help others


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