Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Shout Out and struggling with my evil twin

First of all--a SHOUT OUT to my friend, Vickie, who is now a featured designer on Moda's Bakeshop --cute little projects using their charm packs, jelly rolls, etc. And now her second 'recipe' is on there. Go check all the darling projects. Congratulations Vickie!!
Second, I've been having a bit of a struggle with my evil twin, Kathy (why Kathy? I don't know, but a lot of people call me Kathy by mistake--maybe it's when her naughtiness flares up??). Vickie mentioned going to a quilt shop and getting Kaffe Fassett's fabric and a lot of other neat fabrics for 50% off!! The whole entire shop is 50% off! Whoa--now that is some sale. So, 'Kathy' starts scheming to make the 1 1/2 hour trip over there to check them out. I mean, that's a darn good price! She had ALL kinds of reasons why it was a good idea. Great price that you rarely see, I LOVE that stuff, great prices, I love it, you know the story. She pretty much had convinced me that it was okay to go over and buy more fabric, because it was a really good price! I was all set to call my friend, tell her to get dressed and we're going on a road trip. Then the real me emerged and told me to get over to that studio and take out ALL the Kaffe fabric I have and figure out exactly where I'm lacking. Well........first there is this little tub--and oh look, a few projects that were started and forgotten about..........hmmm, here are the NEW bags that hubby got for my birthday..............oops, here's that pile I got what? 2 years ago?? And then there is the basket full that I got maybe 4 or 5 years ago? And I need MORE? ROFLOL. Nope, can't justify it. NO matter how I tried, I knew it was wrong, just plain wrong to go buy MORE to store in my room! And now you can understand my need to BUST stash--not increase it!

So, "Kathy" slinked back to the house and then reminded me of the local quilt store that is closing her doors in 2 more days and ALL fabric is $3/yard! I did go for a friend, HONEST! But... I did buy (3) 4 yard pieces for backings. All legal, according to Stashbusters. And my yardage is low--so I feel confident it will get used. So--I guess you can my evil twin won a little battle, but that's more justified than buying more, just cuz. And tell "Kathy" to quit pouting.

8 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I know the urge! Remember frugal..
My husband and I always laugh when my sister tells about the good deals she got on fabric. He says "she SAVE MORE than than you SPEND." he-he

The Demanding Doll said...

Dear Kathy,
You should have talked to me. I would have gone. I'm in the mood (even though I don't need anymore fabric either).
Melody (with devil horns poking through).
P.S. You could have bought 4 yard Kaffe pieces for backings and totally justified the trip and purchase.

Sheila said...

I'm definitely road-tripping to Wooster from Columbus this weekend! A side trip to your area is NOT out of the question LOL ... what store is that???

Alycia said...

Oh look at all that beautiful fabric. Isn't it fun to pull it all out? Your evil twin must be visiting me today. I want to buy something... but have NO need either!!! Ugh!

Linda in Hamilton, ON said...

Ooooooo I wish I was closer...I love Kaffe Fassett fabric...Kathy and I could go and have a good time together!! LOL

The Demanding Doll said...

Thanks for the help on the e-mail thing. I think it's fixed now. This is a little test. :)

Trish said...

Sorry, Karen. I agree with Kathy. It's your American duty to stimulate the economy. Why is your LQS going out of business? Did you not spend enough money there? You should be ashamed of yourself. You should listen to Kathy more often. Go, Kathy!!!

Anonymous said...

Kaffee Fassett@ $3 a yd? Oh to have been there. I would have let Evil Kathy overtaken me and blamed her as I staggered home under the weight of it all.