Sunday, December 21, 2008

I Just Couldn't Help Myself

One time when my daughter Amy was a little girl she did something she shouldn't have done. I can't recall now what it was. But I remember looking at her and asking "Amy why did you do that?". She looked back at me with her big angelic eyes and sweetly announced "I just couldn't help myself".
The last few days I have been feeling like that.
I made the mistake of walking into a local quilt shop and seeing the pattern below. My girlfriend Judi has been eyeing the kit for a year now, and I have told her to be sensible. She has unmade kits stacked up that need to be done first. It is silly to take on a new project when so many are waiting. (yada yada yada)
Maybe I should have entitled this post "Eating Crow".
I have stacks of quilts waiting to be made, many with upcoming deadlines. What did I do? I bought the pattern to "Little Red Hen" and made the first block. I just couldn't help myself!

With only a few days left until Christmas there is so much to be done. Starting a new quilt project was not on the list. Not even close.
But then.... I saw these spring fabrics with so much color. It's been snowing here with several cloudy days. I loved touching the fabrics that brightened the room and made spring and its warmth seem to be just around the corner.
There are six appliqued blocks in the quilt. I promise I will put the rest away and get on with the other quilts that need to be completed for upcoming events.
It was fun while it lasted.

4 comments:

~D Spack~ said...

Well that is pretty cute!
I know, I always feel guilty "sewing" at times like this and with those 'other' projects waiting in the wings. I have been able to finish about 5 projects these last few months. It feels good.

Eileen said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who does stuff like that! yes. I am ready for SPRING too!!!!

reddquilter said...

Where did you get your pattern, I need it!
Nice to know there are other crazy people out there starting new projects a few days before Christmas.

reddquilter said...

Where did you get your pattern, I need it!
Nice to know there are other crazy people out there starting new projects a few days before Christmas.