Saturday, April 9, 2011

It's a long way down

Did you hear the almighty thud the other day when I fell off the fabric wagon?

I came to, sitting on the ground, rubbing my head, watching the wagon full of all the other fabric dieters jouncing off into the distance, while in front of me was . . . temptation.

What can I say? I gave in. Fabric is my cheesecake.

I can come up with lots of reasons: I've been really good about using up older stash lately; I've bought almost no fabric so far this year; I've even been nice and sewn for other people - repeatedly. I could even blame Ann for being a temptress and having such evil, beautiful fabric. But what's the point?

Mostly it came down to the fact that it's gray and dreary and cold and I want it to be spring, damn it. And then it happened. The email from Gorgeous Fabrics, announcing her 10% off sale. I looked at it, said, "Nope, don't need any fabric," and almost hit delete.

Then I saw it. The vintagey white cotton sprinkled with golden-yellow, almost orange flowers. It reminded me of something. It reminded me, actually, of some sheets my grandmom had when I was a kid, but this was a beautiful border print cotton, not sheet-like at all.

I had to have it.

And because fabrics don't cope well traveling on their own, I bought 2 more border prints to keep it company in tthe box, a black and white and a rather loud brown and multi-color one destined to be a maxi dress, and the last yard of the blue, green and brown dot knit pictured.

I'm still sore from the fall - it's a long way down off that wagonload of virtue - but my fabrics arrived yesterday and I know what almost all of them want to be already.

11 comments:

Lisa Laree said...

"Fabric is my cheesecake" -- Oh, I LOVE that!!! ;)

Myra said...

You know, sometimes you just gotta do it - that's me, I just had to have it. I am pretty good if money's tight, but once I have a bit, then watch out. I love all of them, but the yellow is to die for.

montanachic said...

The golden yellow is, well, Gorgeous. I am off to their website to be tempted myself :)

Marybeth said...

I might have to get some of that white and yellow fabric! I think it's great that you treated yourself! Enjoy!!

meli88a said...

Um, those are beautiful fabrics. And if you have been using up your stash... there were some holes to fill!

Little Hunting Creek said...

Love the yellow - in fact I love all of them. Why not? It's not like you are buying drugs :)
Besides, sewing for other people makes you a SAINT.You deserve it!

Sewingelle said...

oohh, they are lovely fabrics.

Of course they had to travel to your house! (says she with more than 220 yards in her stash..)

Becky said...

Eh, if you already know what they're going to be, it doesn't count as adding to your stash. Right? ;)

The Slapdash Sewist said...

I fell at G Street over the weekend. I just *had* to check out the $6.97/yd silk table...

Kathi Rank said...

I fell off the wagon last month, after not buying anything since the first of the year, I went to downtown LA with a couple of PR pals and came home with 45 yards! I needed denim and shirting ... got it, but also found lots of border prints, spring/summer fabrics.

I'm now swearing off fabric diets. I know now that when I fall off the wagon I buy more than I would have without the diet.

Enjoy your new fabric!

SEWN said...

I can totally understand falling off the wagon for that yellow print. BE YOO TI FULLL!!!