My head knows it is Tuesday... but man oh man, does it ever feel like a Monday.
It has been a bizarre 5 day weekend... a hurricane, a weekend, a holiday and then everyday happenings! The last couple days have been absolutely beautiful here on the Outer Banks.
Not quite the window opening days as I heard it was for my neighbors a little further north.
But, cool just the same.
I spent the entire day outdoors with my husband... while my daughter played with a friend.
I soaked it all in.
Today however, I am finding it difficult to motivate.
So, I will be patient with myself...
and allow my day to unfold.
I gave this guy the finishing touch this morning and put the other tassel on. Hopefully I will be uploading it to my etsy shop... sometime soon.
A Matching Set
I considered making some mittens but realized that for this size, it may just be a tad difficult.
I absolutely LOVE this line!
I am in big trouble now...
I have been exposed to the addictive allure of designer fabric.
If my compulsive nature were not already stretched to the limits with fabric & fiber in general ...
So, I go out looking for ANYONE that may have any of this "out of print"
Heather Ross, Underwater Sisters - Mendocino Collection.
Which I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
Did I mention that I loved this?
And low and behold...
where do I find it? My own shopping grounds...
I am so excited that I guess I am just not paying any attention... I look at the prices and think to myself... "Wow, this sure is an awesome price. I better jump on it before it is gone."Well, it just goes to show how out of my league I was...
I had no idea and didn't even pay it any mind. I simply "ass-u-me-ed" the price was per yard.
So, anxiously I await my parcel. Thinking how fortunate I was to find such a wonderful deal. Which I am still happy to say that I am fortunate.
Now, the day before Hurricane Earl was to hit my package arrives. Mary comes running up the driveway saying... "Mom, you got something".
When she hands it to me I am a bit confused by such an envelope.
This couldn't be the package I was waiting for...
I had bought 5 yards of fabric.
But, on closer inspection of the envelope I see that ... indeed it IS my expected parcel.
I begin wondering why such a small envelope... were these swatches?
What was going on?
When I opened it I found five small individual pieces of my long awaited fabric inside a zip-lock bag, my heart sank.
There must have been a mistake or someone has really taken me for a ride.
Now, I gotta tell you...
It was difficult talking Bill into allowing me to spend $50 on fabric... and difficult for me to justify it when I thought I was getting 5 yards.
Let's not even go into shipping costs.
Lawdy, Lawdy... I just wanted to bury my head in the sand.
"A Fat Square"
"A Fat Dummy" is what I felt like.
Now, Earl has come and gone and we have made it through to the other side.
And I can honestly say that I do not regret my purchase. My ego is bruised a tad and my purse is somewhat lighter... but I am happy to be the proud owner of my "underwater sisters". I am wiser and inspired in a way that I may not have been if I had not made this particular choice.
On a deeper search for my "sisters" my eyes have been opened to another possible path.
Anything is possible!
Who knows... I may have my own line of designer fabrics coming out soon.
Keep your eyes peeled!