Sunday, September 12, 2010

Come Home With Me

I went to one of my favorite LQS yesterday to pick up a Clover yo-yo maker. I don't know about you but I have a real problem with my yo-yos having a large gap after I've gathered them. Maybe it's because I don't make enough of them to know how far apart I should put my running stitch but in any case it's enough of a headache that I decided to buy the gadget. I'll let you know how it goes when I get to it.

The story though is about fabric. I had declared I wasn't going to buy anything new because I have a great stash and enough projects to keep me busy for a really long time. Perhaps more than my lifetime. However, well, you know how it is. I saw a layer cake of Moda's basic grey/origins fabric. I have nothing like it in my stash and I think that was the problem. I have what can be called a multiple fabric disorder instead of a multiple personality disorder when it comes to fabric. I like so many different types! It becomes a problem when working with my scraps.....but that's another story. This fabric was calling to me!

I went browsing the store. I came back to the layer cake. I went back to browsing the store....and I came back to the layer cake. It just wasn't going to leave me alone! Not only was that fabric calling to me, everything in the store was 20% off. Now tell me....how could I ignore that?

So I picked up the layer cake and thought what would I do with it? I really don't know but I did know I might need a border with it. Of course the store had bolts of the origins line. So I picked out a fabric I really liked and bought 2 1/2 yards of that.

What's the moral of the story? There is none! But....the fabric makes me happy. As I sit here typing this post I have the layer cake sitting next to the computer and I look at it. I flip through the layers and smile. It's a simple thing and it makes me smile. Now who can argue with that?
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