Thursday, October 08, 2009

I have no willpower people. None. Not a bit.

Today I went by the quilt store to be out amongst the people and to ask about a block of the month I want to start. I walked in all happy and minding my own business and not even looking to spend any money..pinky swear..when I looked over to the right. It was really weird cause there was a glow coming from a corner room. Like an angeliclly glow. With some soft music. And I swear I heard my name being whispered. Of course I walked over to check it out cause I am a Nosy Rosy and Dear Baby Jesus and All That is Holy In the Land there was a quilt. It was beautiful. It was the most specialist quilt I've ever laid eyes on. It spoke to me. To my inner most soul. It said, "Daaaaaaaawwwwnnnnn I am beautiful and you want to make me and your husband is not the boss of you even though you swore on your brand spanking new Janome that you wouldn't buy any fabric you must make me and buy all the fabric for me now...right now."

Oh Int-netz I promise I resisted at first. I shook my head no and tried to walk away when a sweet little old lady (God ladies over 90 get me every time with their whole sweet little smiles and how they smell like lemon burbena and they carry hankies in their sleeves) she walked over to me and said "Isn't that quilt gorgeous!!" I said to her that yes it was but I wasn't allowed to buy anything as I just purchased a brand spankin new Janome and that even though my husband wasn't the boss of me I really shouldn't buy any fabric at this point and time. I should lay low on the whole fabric-purchasing thing. Yep, Dawny-Lay-Low is my new name. She patted my hand and said I was a good girl then she looked at the quilt again and sighed. As she turned away she mentioned that it was a class.

A CLASS INT-NETZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FULL OF MY VERY FAVORITE THINGS!!! QUILTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND I COULD TALK!!! OUT LOUD!! TO THE PEOPLE!!!!!!! Oh the hum of freshly oiled sewing machines. The laughter of like minded people coming together. And be still my heart but you just know that a Grandma would be in there and I could probably sit next to her and ask her to be my friend and she would pat me on the hand and tell me that I was a good girl. Le' sighhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

So guess who walked outta the quilt store an hour later with an armful of new fabric, the Eleanor Burns book "Underground Railroad" and is newly signed up for a class on how to make it???? If my husband (who is sooooooooooooooooooooooo not the boss of me!) is reading this then no, it wasn't me. Nope. Not me sweetie!!! But if he isn't reading this??
Totally me.

Hello world, may name is Dawn and I have an addiction to Grandmas who smell like lemon burbena and have hankies in their sleeves....and maybe just a weeeee little addiction to fabric...and thread.....and Eleanor Burns.........OKAY AND CHOCOLATE!!! There. Ya happy now??? I'm exhausted from all this confessing.

PS. I cannot show pictures of the fabric til the hubby goes to work as it is hidden in a cabinet far far away....not that he is the boss of me or anything!!! heh.


QuiltinLibraryLady said...

They say confession is good for the soul so your soul should be in fine shape now. Go have some chocolate!!

Michelle said...

Oh, you are too funny! I loved this post, but you gotta tell us about your brand spankin new Janome!


Kim said...

Okay, two things I need to point out. Did you ever hear the story about the poor newly-married couple where the husband sold something or other and used the money to get his wife a beautiful barrette for Christmas, and she cut her hair off and sold it to buy him something? (Yeah, whatever she bought him had something to do with whatever he sold.) So anyway, forget the message about the husband and the wife each sacrificing to make the other happy. That's only for newly-weds anyway. The point IS they had new stuff for Christmas and nothing they could do with it. See, your new Janome is JUST LIKE THAT. You NEED new fabric so there's a point to having a new Janome, right? And the other thing? I'm pretty sure your husband would WANT YOU TO HAVE THAT FABRIC because he's so grateful you went and nursed his grandmother. Uh-huh. That's what I think.

Sincerely, The Queen of the Land of Justification

Shellie said...

I just loved that post. Girl, you make me giggle so much my kids probably think I'm nuts. I haven't bought a new sewing machine but did just go to a sewing expo where I bought way more than I should have. But it was on sale AND they gave be a coupon so how could I possibly say no. :)

And, I second Kim's comment, that new fabric is your reward for being such a good daughter-in-law and wife.

Jodi said...

He he he. I will never tell. But you must show us the quilt!

Chocolate Cat said...

Oh am I so excited for you, I dream of having a quilt shop with classes and people and fabric etc etc etc. You have to promise to share with us!