Friday, November 19, 2010

My friend Lindsay and Me

Okay, Okay.  I admit it.  I am out of control.  My sister says I am the Lindsay Lohan of fabric stores.  What kind of sister would tell you that?  An honest one, I guess.  It is true.  I go into a fabric store knowing exactly what I need and what I am getting.  Then all of a sudden this fog rolls in, I started looking around (just to get my bearings) and I start seeing things that I absolutely must have!  Just a little bit of this, well and maybe a fat quarter or two, and a yard of that.  Oh dear, maybe a yard isn't enough, so I'll just get two.  Now all you quilters are saying that happens to you too.  The problem is, it happens to me every time. Sometimes I leave without getting what I needed to begin with.  When I get home I enter my own self-imposed rehab saying (not out loud of course) that I will not buy anything until I use a good amount of what I have.  Later I start thinking, well, I didn't say it out loud so maybe it doesn't count.  And surely there are people out there who have a bigger stash than mine.  I console myself with the thought that I am really only buying more fabric to make the kids' quilts.  Lindsay and I are very good at self-deception. When Susan and I were in California, I saw this little ol' fat quarter with the cutest little mice.  And after all, I do have all that cat fabric.  Those mice just jumped in my stack and came home with me.  That can't be too bad, right?

Here's a fun quilt--front and back.  What kid wouldn't love it?  If your team colors and red and blue, we have you covered!!

This is one of my favorite quilts of all.  I had the blue with the green dots and add the four patch squares made of scraps.

Hopefully you can see the beautiful quilting on it.  One of our modest quilting angels quilted it for us.  It looks like the triangles are baskets with flowers coming out.  I don't know why exactly, but this quilt just makes my heart sing!

I will leave you with one last picture.  This is me during my California trip with my hairstylist, Alex, and makeup artist, Renee.  They were great gals to work with and we had so much fun. 
Hopefully, Lindsay Lohan can get her problems under control.  As for me and my addiction, well....