Monday, June 11, 2007

My name is Jane and I am a fabricoholic

I spent the weekend cleaning my sewing room. It had been several months since it had been done, and frankly it was disgusting. I put a good deal of effort into putting things back where they belong and think I succeeded in at least a general sense of order in the room. But the big thing is, I can see the carpeting once again. (Oh yeah, I had almost forgotten it was blue.) I also took a good deal of time and neatly folded my fabrics that I have yardage of. The fat quarters are still a mess, but maybe I will get to them next week. I just wanted the room to be neat and clean, as we will be having an open house this weekend to celebrate my youngest son's graduation from high school.

While I was cleaning my sewing area, I came across a flyer from a local quilt store advertising a quilters skip. It was to start today and run all week. I had not bought the tote bag/kit as I knew I had alot of work to do around the house and yard to prepare for Saturday's open house. Plus I have so much fabric and quilting supplies already, I didn't really need anything else. And where would I put it?

But, this morning, the sun was shining and I was hearing the call of that flyer all the way down in the basement. So I went down to my sewing room, and read about the skip. It took me all of about three seconds to reason to myself all the reasons why I should go. I have all week to prepare for the party after all. And I had never been to seven of the eleven shops. They needed me to participate. And I need to have those shops available next time I need something.

So, I hopped in my shiny red Jeep and took off down the highway without a care in the world. After all, I had some cash, I had my check book, and I had my credit card- what more did I need? As it turns out, I managed to find quite a few things that I needed as I ventured from one store to the next. All those fabrics were emitting magical enticing fumes, overwhelming me with a sense of urgency. I must have these now! At the end of the day, I wrote the last of the checks I had with me, I used up all my cash, and I did put a little on my credit card ( I needed gas to get home after all). I made it to ten of the eleven stores today. I saved the store that gave me the flyer for last. Hopefully I will find time to get there before the week is over. And buy some more stuff that I really don't need. All because Iam a fabricoholic.


Rose said...

You are sooo lucky to have that many quilt shops to go to in one day!