“Stop being a whiny bitch and make it work.”
That’s what I said to myself last night, finally, after wallowing in self-pity all week. Y’all know about my sewing machine dramas
, and it totally put me in a funk. Am I addicted to sewing? Simply, yes. So not having a quality sewing machine this past week left me at odds with what to do with myself. There were moments where I lay in a comatose heap, paralysed by my inability to express myself through quilting–now that is drama!
After all that woe-is-me bullshit, I remembered one of my life mantras: “Do what you can, with what you have, when you have it.” Basically, press on without excuse. With that in mind, I put the whiny bitch back in the box and got Betsi out of hers. I wrestled her down and managed to complete a Broken Herringbone block in purple (I’ll show that tomorrow). I then went and sat with my fabric stash, found some zen, and started brainstorming for future projects.
One of those future projects has to involve me some David Butler / Parson Gray! Which is why I did some major stockpiling of it during a recent flash sale at Intrepid Thread
. You saw the first half of my acquisition
last week, but check out these geometric beauties.
When I was zen-ing with my fabrics I even found a fat quarter of that raindrops-esque design in the blue colour way hidden in my stash. Score! Who knows what they’re destined to be yet, but they’ve joined the queue of quilts waiting to be made. It’s getting to be quite a backlog!
But that wasn’t all that showed up in my box from Intrepid Thread. In order to make best use of my shipping charges, I asked Julie to just fill ‘er up with some solids. Well, not just any solids, with Art Gallery Pure Elements
. I said, “I’m gonna be a total snob, and I only want to use Art Gallery with Art Gallery,” and she said, “Sweetie, I feel you, and I got your back.”
Does that make you want to just grab a bag of Skittles and Taste the Rainbow, or what? Speaking of Skittles! Serendipitously, this week also saw the arrival of a little bag of goodies from Jess at Pesca Presents. I sent her some of my blessed unicorn fabric in exchange for these coordinating goodies. I think we both came out ahead in terms of the fabric, but Jess also sent me a pack of Skittles and some sparkling, beaded snips that have already been put to great use. So it was totally a rainbow week!
So this is officially my last Sunday Stash post before the Magic Suitcase V2.0 arrives (along with Grandma Sparkles, of course!) on Wednesday. It’s a good thing going to Ikea is on Grandma Sparkles list of things to do (she’s never been!), because I’m gonna need some more storage containers. Plus, I’ve got some time off of work commencing the end of next week, so I’ll be making some serious dents in all this fabric.
Now, if you’re in that whiny bitch phase, it’s time to get someone to slap it out of you. Ashley at Wasn’t Quilt In a Day likes to keep her rings on; I know from experience!
Linking up with Fiona at Finding Fifth for this week’s Sunday Stash-a-thon!
You should do the same.