The stashbusting effort for 2009 is just plain history! Since I always have to blame someone besides myself, I would like to blame it on AQS (American Quilter’s Society). They’re my publisher and since my next book is in their hands, I shouldn’t blame them but I did read this blog post but unfortunately, it was after I’d bought fabric . . lots of fabric.
As honest as I try to be, if ever I weren’t going to be honest, this is that time. You don’t know how tempted I have been to just pretend it didn’t happen and never report it. Can’t do it though. I will report it on Sunday . . every blasted yard of it.
In my own defense, because I know no one else is going to defend me . . I was tired of never having the right white because those Itty Bitty Pretty Ditty or whatever that Lakehouse dot is called . . it isn’t going to last forever. I’ve made 3 or 4 quilts with it and I’m starting to sweat when I look at the little bit of it that’s left. So I got plenty of white and I got plenty of ecru. And, I never have the right shade of purple. Everything I have is too pink or too blue or too red so I bought enough purple that if I don’t have the right shade, then darn it . . the right shade doesn’t exist! And, green! You know how much green I have but everything seems to be lime green or olive green. I had nothing (well . . almost nothing) that’s grass green or Christmas green. And, all my reds were the wrong shade of red. No clear red. No Christmas red. And blues . . I have lots of light blue and aquaish blue but really no navy or royal.
As of today, I think I have plenty of white on white, ecru on ecru, purples, greens, reds, blues. Oh, my . . I blew it! I really blew it.
Please don’t try to distract me because I’ll be in the sewing room til December 31 trying my best to at least end the year with a positive number.