Monday, April 26, 2010

I'm getting desperate.

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Setting: Home, in the evening, repeated a few times over the previous months

Me: "Honey, I'm buying too much fabric; you need to tell me to stop."

Mr. Jay: "It's OK... if it makes you happy."

Me: "It does, but I have enough, and I need to quit buying more.  Please tell me to stop."

Mr. Jay: "I trust you; it's not like you're going to drive us in to the ground or anything." 

Me: /doubting his words as he says them

Seeing that I was married to a complete enabler, I knew I had to take matters in to my own hands.  So I made a deal with myself:

I could only buy fabric if:
- I sold something (a quilt most likely)
- it was for a commissioned project
- Someone gave me money designated for it (it is my birthday in a couple weeks)
- I earned it some other way (guest blogging/design, etc.)

I immediately got started on a project I could send out the design for, but I can't sew as fast as I want to shop!

And I got desperate.

Yes, I am that girl.

I haven't got it all rolled yet, but I will... and my itchy, clicky fingers will once again be satisfied.  I have collected this money mostly from the tips my husband has left me in the laundry over our three some years of marriage (he has a problem cleaning out his pockets).  I believe this satisfies the, "I earned it some other way" requirement.

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In other news, here's a little peek at something I'm working on... you *might* see this show up in a certain bake shop soon. 

7 comments:

Natalia said...

I totally get how you feel! It's a bad addiction! :)

Jamie said...

Steiger...hide your piggy bank fast!

Fuschia said...

When I saw the image in my reader, I thought it WAS Steiger's piggy bank! Hahaha!

I think I must be the enabler in our family because my stash is not nearly intervention-worthy. ;)

Bev said...

Hello! Just trying to find you because you won our giveaway for free fabric and didn't leave your email address. I can't find it anywhere. If you will email me with your mailing address, I'll send your fabric! My email is bev@44thstreetfabric.blogspot.com Thanks and cheery wave from Bev

Brenda said...

hahaha! The first time I rolled up my husband's "laundry" tips I had over one hundred dollars! I still have them saved after over ten years, still in rolls. They make me smile...who knew you could "get rich" from tips! LOL!
Oh, BTW... I have never told him how much $$$ he left for me that first year, hahaha!

elisa024 said...

LOL! I love you Tracey. And you are lucky to be married to an enabler ;)

Burgundy Buttons said...

and NOW I know what to get you!

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