Tuesday, October 03, 2006

I shouldn't have opened it



I knew it, I knew it, I knew it. I just KNEW I shouldn't have opened that email from Hancock's of Paducah, because looky what I found...







I just came in to get my camera because I just finished 2, yes two! quilts. Okay, so one is a wallhanging, but it's done with label and all. And since my camera was sitting right by my computer, I'll check the email really quick....now I'm in a quilter's dilema..I vowed to not buy fabric--and here is one of my favorites for 1/2 price! What great backings for all those Kaffe tops I have done! I am sitting here with my heart pounding and developing a headache because I know what I SHOULD do is not what I WANT to do. HELP ME SOMEONE!! I'm sinking and I need a lifeline! Me and my big mouth...or should I say, happy fingers on the keyboard?

15 comments:

Fiona said...

Here in the UK those fabrics retail for about $20 a yard - so I say go for it (in fact, I may go for it myself).

ForestJane said...

Ohh, don't tempt me!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

If you buy it and then feel badly about it - don't do it! There will be other sales... and how long have those tops been unquilted for now - they don't really "need" a backing this instant, do they? On the other hand, if you have your heart set on Kaffe backings and you have a set time schedule to have the quilting done - then buy ONLY what you need for each tops backing. Just don't go wild!

Probably not MUCH help... sorry.

Cheers!

Evelyn

Tonya R said...

Hmm, I vote for buy it. It's a fabulous price and if you love the fabrics...

Melzie said...

Go for it! The fabric diets are in fun not intended to give you a headache :) xoxo melzie

Patti said...

When you can get fabrics like that for half price - fabrics you adore and have a definite use for - then I say go for it. I'm no help am I? This hobby is for your enjoyment - if it's giving you a headache then something is wrong. If you were just buying for speculation then I'd say no - but you have a definite use for them. Maybe getting the backing fabric will spur you on to finishing the quilts.

Laurie Ann said...

Go for it, especially if you can designate a use for it. Get those quilts done! :)

Bonnie said...

As my father used to say, "Get thee behind me Satan.........
and push!"

floribunda said...

those are really nice fabric choices, too!

Gail said...

Why are you on a fabric diet-because it would be a hardship to spend any money? If so, then don' buy. However, most of us are just trying to curb the habit of instant gratification and buying without purpose and direction, to get our buying undercontrol. If you have thought about this enough to fret, you are under control. You have a purpose and a good price. Need I continue?? go for it

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

I totally blame you! I've been there and done the deed, but then I'm not trying 'not' to buy fabric. Just trying not to spend money. Woops! It seemed that every 2nd quilter in the world was on that site yesterday - it was SO SLOW. But I persisted!!

Sue said...

1. You have a use for the fabric.
2. It's a really good deal.
3. Life's short, enjoy yourself as much as possible.
4. You can make a new vow next month!

Just my opinion.......

Ruth said...

The tumbling block quilt looks great and it's got a lovely story to go with it.

Samantha said...

this is my punishment for being behind on blogs- missing a kaffe sale, when I need 9+ yards for backing... Sigh.

Miriam said...

oh i know, doncha just hate it when they do that to us?! just when you promise that you won't buy fabric for at least another month, they tease and tempt and torment you!
enjoy!