Thursday, June 7, 2012

Scrap Jar Obssession

I need an intervention. Seriously. This is getting out of hand. It is the middle of the night and I can't sleep. Granted, the phone woke me up just before 1 am, but then I couldn't go back to sleep. When I can 't sleep, I figure it's God's way of telling me I should be praying so that's what I do...that and catch up on reading your blogs. The praying is a good, productive activity. Reading blogs at 2 am is questionable. I was plumb content, scrolling along, chuckling at your adventures that you so kindly share and being perfectly content...although sleeping would have made me pretty content too.
Then I hopped over to Amber's blog and this popped up:



My heart skipped a beat. Really, it did. Then Amber unfolded it:



I fell instantly, completely, head over heels in love. Must. Make. Now. There's only one problem. It's 2:30 in the morning and my sewing machine is in the bedroom where DH is snoozing. And I don't think I have enough of any white to make a monster quilt...and a table topper...and a table runner. And what about that list that I seem to be adding to daily. No. Stop! Don't think about that.Quick, run to check if you have enough white fabric. Rifle...vewy quietly...like I am hunting wabbits... through my box stuffed with nuetrals.

See? Never a good idea to blog in the middle of the night. Nope. Oh, but I can shop online! Never a good idea to do that in the middle of the night either. Especially when you already have a shopping cart filled with goodies at the FQS. I'm waiting for them to get a bolt of fabric that is slated to arrive this month before I hit order. And I'm fairly certain that if I place an order now, I will be quite perplexed when Tony arrives in his brown truck. I will look at him quizzically and say, "But I didn't order anything!" Then he will pat me on the shoulder and drive away slowly shaking his head and saying, "Poor thing...she's losing it."

15 comments:

Doniene said...

A good way to wake up!!! Seeing your blog and chuckling at your post!! Okay, okay, so I was laughing pretty hard!! LOL But my oh my - stars again!! It is lovely!!! But I CANNOT, I say CANNOT have another project!!! But... It is gorgeous!!!! My UPS man thinks I'm nuts too!! You know those of us that live in the boondocks have pretty special UPS drivers!! Maybe they need a prize - like a quilt...!!!!!

Blessings sweet friend! (Get some sleep before you buy up toooooooo much fabric!!!!)

Sallie said...

Thanks for sharing Amber's quilt - I'm following her now. Maybe you should ask her for a follower's fee. :)I agree with you about waking up and praying, and when He brings someone to mind (especially someone I hadn't thought of for awhile)to pray for that person. Have a wonderful day!

Kristie said...

I hate sleepless nights! Sometimes I think I will get up and sew but my sewing room is upstairs straight over the master bedroom. I can get by with using my regular sewing machine for piecing but not the quilting machine, it is too loud and vibrates, or so he says... :)

But on a lighter note, I'm sorta glad that you could not sleep and were reading blogs because I love the quilt that you posted! :) I am trying to use up some scraps and my older stash, I think this will be a perfect quilt for that! I think I will start cutting the colored fabrics first and then do the background!

Thanks so much
Kristie

Kelly Smith said...

I saw this beauty too but quickly looked away. I can't get distracted right now I have WAY too much on my plate. I love your story, and the fact that you know your UPS driver's name. LOL

Wonky Girl said...

Well, it sure doesn't hurt to save a photo of that beautiful quilt. And it doesn't hurt to pull fabrics for it from your stash. Sure doesn't hurt either to browse on-line shops and order what isn't in your stash. Can we help it if our stash doesn't have all the needed fabrics?
Thanks for sharing!

Cow Pies & Mud Pies said...

I {heart} that quilt~
Look at you go! You are making me tired reading about all the sewing you're doing! lol

You, my friend...are a ROCK STAR seamstress!!

Judy Laquidara said...

It's a beautiful quilt! Not sleeping through the night sounds pretty expensive! :)

Denise :) said...

Hahaha!! I say that *all* the time! How true, how true. Have fun with your new project!! LOL! Oh ... and I love that I'm not the only one who knows their UPS driver's name. In fact, I have his number programmed in my cell (and vice versa) so he can call me when he's at the gate and I can give him the code! :)

Amber said...

Oh I don't know if it's worth loosing sleep over!?! But I'm so glad you like it that much!

Thanks for sharing your thoughts about it. It made my day :)

Happy quilting!
Amber Johnson

Alycia said...

You are Killing me!!! I have printed the Three R's quilt pattern ... and now... seriously???? I am TRYING to finish my UFO's - you need to sleep tonight please ;-)

Deanna said...

You and me both! That is one amazing quilt!

Sorry about the sleepless thing. I iron. A lot. Or cut scrap. Good, prayerful activities.

Shelly said...

Oh, boy, I sure wish I hadn't seen this. I really need to make this quilt now. I'm gonna have to start not sleeping just to get everything done!

JMF said...

I love that quilt, and hate it when I can't sleep either!! A girl could get in alot of trouble computer, fabric, credit card...........been there done that:)

Staci said...

**giggling over here**

This little story sounds awfly familiar to me!

Seriously, it is a STUNNING quilt!

QuiltinLibraryLady said...

That quilt just went in my idea file.

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