07 January 2009

Wanna hear a secret

I have two days off next week and I am going here .

Since I am back to working on my Britter Critter quilt, it's time to start assembling fabric to actually work on it, and they have, bar none, the BEST animal themed fabric selection I have ever seen. Anywhere. Period. And they are nice. I am not sure what is more crucial to the success of this project, but I am leaning towards the latter. I wish their website was better, but you work with what you have. If I want to be uber-daring, I might even go down to Lancaster for Sonic. We don't have Sonics here and their food is so good. I can not resist it if I am close to one (maybe it's good that it's not here, but then again, maybe it's only good BECAUSE it's a rare treat. Such are the deep questions of life) I might . . . but I will not go to the LNS in Reading, Stitch N Stuff. That's a great shop, and if I were not on budget, I'd be in there, but I have enough stash for now and we do have to have groceries; a fat girl's gotta eat. What I need is fabric that will work with my theme of all the Britter Critter animals as a quilt. I can justify that as an expense, right, if I am finishing something? But, seriously, it's a wonderful store, and they're only two hours from my house.

I started my stocking, only to realize that, not only did I not get all the colors I needed, instead of getting the one that was in the center where I started, I got the wrong color because someone put it in the wrong bin. SO has said I should just use the substitute color. I can not get him to understand I can not do that (It's intricately shaded, Ikennadewwwwwthat, donchu understand?, I tell him. He doesn't buy it. Somehow I need to find a metaphor for this he will understand.)


LoneStar said...
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Rachel said...

use tools or computer cables or something of the sort as an example - if you can. Especially if he is typically anal about stuff like that :)

Annie said...

That store looks like fun.

You know, with other designers, especially the prims, you probably could easily have substituted a color, but definitely not for Vermillion pattern. That's one of the things that makes them so perfect.

Suzanne said...

like getting a tattoo that is CLOSE to where you want it, but not really? LOL

A Stitch in Time said...

Hi Rachel,
Thanks for following my blog, I hope you enjoy my posts. I've just changed the name however, as I think it made me sound a little nutty :-) Instead of quirky-not-crazy it's now . I'm not sure if blogger will automatically update it for you or not.
Kim in Aus, still slightly quirky, LOL

Meari said...

Have fun at the shop!

Pumpkin said...

Ohhhhh, I love looking at fabric :o) I hope you had a fun time.

For some reason men just don't understand our obsession and how it works ;o)

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls