I have been tempted. I have browsed, and looked, and prevaricated, and held back only to succumb. And who do I blame for this? (apart from myself obviously). My friend Sandra.
There's a sale in Craftsy.
I told her I had a look.
Saw something Really Nice, but I can't justify it.
Yes she sez, it is nice.
And I bought it.
Sometimes when you buy something you get buyer's regret. The papers have been full recently about how we buy online, then send it back. It doesn't matter. Actually it does matter. It puts the prices up to cover all the returning that goes on, and takes stock out of circulation.
No buyer's regret, or buyer's guilt in this case. This was a case of delayed gratification. The will I, won't I fizz of excitement as the finger hovers over the button. The anxious wait to see if HMCR (her majesty's customs and revenue) impound the parcel and add loads of extra charges. I'm not a business, I don't order transatlantic on a regular basis. I just fancied this one little purchase. A little treat just for me.
The parcel arrived two weeks ago and I know this sounds so sad, but I couldn't bear to take it all out of the box! The outer box has the Craftsy logo on it, looks really cool. I threw it in the car to take to my dad, I was on my way when I met the postman. Dad and I opened it together.
It is like Pandora's box! Inside this box is another box, with Cotton and Steel 40 delightful fq printed across the box. Oooh, can I bear to open this? It's like an expensive box of chocolates or macaroons from Laudree. Once I open will the magic be gone?
In the last two weeks I have stroked the fabrics, first from left to right then from right to left. I have marvelled at how they ripple. I have marvelled at how the fabrics just blend from one colour to another. Until today I haven't taken them out. I didn't want to spoil the magic.
I took them all out, then I put them all back in the box again. They do not quite have the perfection that they had this morning, but they still have the magic. I know I will have a lot of pleasure from these cotton and steel fabrics. Unlike Pandora who ultimately was disappointed and learned a valuable lesson in life.
Thank you Sandra.
And if you want to order from Craftsy, they are always having sales, order via the Craftsy button on the blog of an affiliate like Sandra or Julie and they get a few cents commission.
If I was taking part in the Modern Quilt Ireland Rainbow Rose sew a long, I would probably use these fabrics. But I'm not. Well, not officially anyway. The MQI are sewing along together to make a rainbow rose star quilt in various sizes.
|photo from MQI blog|
I am not collaborating as I am otherwise engaged, knee deep in ombre squares for a gift quilt and time is a marching. I am however going to use their star block to make another two 12" blocks for my quilt. One in blues and one in greens. If you want to join the sew a long there are some great prizes and no doubt some great blog hopping. Check out their blog, or Ruth's at Charley and Ben's Crafty Corner for updates.
Here's the blues I'm using from stash whilst swinging on their coat tales, and the beginning of my first block.
linking up with Molli Sparkles Sunday Stash