We had a quiet Christmas here…some gifts, some chess playing, some movie watching and even some sewing on my part.
Hubby treated me to a very “quilty” Christmas…
I am not the easiest to buy for. I don’t like jewelry, perfume, or knit knacky things. I don’t like decorating stuff…and I have all the things that I want to plug in. I had however been thinking about making this Irish Chain quilt. I LOVED the dark blue fabric and have used the EXACT print several times and knew the local quilt shop had it.
So three days before Christmas, hubby asks, “What do you want for Christmas?” I made it easy for him. I grabbed two scraps of fabric and wrote on the reverse side of them….4 yards of the blue for the Irish Chain and 2 yards of my all time “go to” fabric….I also hinted that my small cutting mat was getting in tough shaped. How easy was that?! He told me I was too practical and he’d get me something else.
The next day I was in the grocery store at the check out and I saw the gal that works at the quilt shop. She says…”How did that cutting mat work out? We didn’t have the regular one in stock, but we thought this would work.” …can you believe she would ask? Three days before Christmas a man comes into a quilt shop and buys things….didn’t she think it would be a gift?….oh well….
Christmas morning comes, I open my present and he got the mat and the fabric…YES! I am super happy…..but then I looked again. The fabric isn’t the same blue that I wanted for the Irish Chain. It’s a teal type blue. I didn’t say a thing…but I’m wondering was it the gal in the shop or my husband that decided on the teal blue instead. I honestly sent a scrap of fabric with and it wasn’t that color. Hubby didn’t comment on the fabric so I’m not going to ask (he was already upset when I told him what the lady said when I was in the check out line)….I don’t want him to think I don’t like it but now my situation is this….Do I use the teal fabric that isn’t the deep rich color?
Do I buy the fabric I REALLY want? I love the dark blue….I honestly don’t think he’ll even know any difference unless he reads this blog post…. which he never does. I looked on line at Bonnie Blue quilts. They have the fabric in the right color. What do you think?
So to my stash report….
Fabric in….6 yards that was gifted to me.
Fabric out….10 for my Crazy Mom quilt and 2 for various small projects I’ve been posting tutorials for. With the hub-bub of Christmas I didn’t post my Crab Apple quilt which is finished…I’ll post that and count that next week.
P.S. The cutting mat is one that has the ironing board on the flip side….I actually like it. Oh…and hubby got me something else I LOVED…a piece of paper that entitles me to a three day, two night get away in January…..WONDERFUL!!