Sunday, January 6, 2008

...the forest for the trees...

So. I'm working on an entry for the 2008 Canadian Quilters' Association (CQA) show. For me, this is the Big Deal show. I have three weeks to finish it. No pressure... (Yeah, right...) Things are coming together after many stalls and starts.

But...

I think I need a little more of a certain fabric. A fabric that I used a while back for parts of a quilt that are ending up in this one. A fabric that I got for really cheap and in abundance. A fabric that I decided I didn't need any more of and got rid of the excess...

What. Have. I. Done?!

Days pass... Should I cannibalize the pieces I have and sort of surgically remove little sections that I think won't show and relocate them in patches elsewhere? Should I go against my own better judgement and just leave it as-is? Should I...? Should I...?

Now today. I buy some hotdog buns around the corner. I get them home, take off my boots, settle in and then see that the bag has a tear in it from the store and half the buns are kinda hard and stale. Ew.

So I go into my front hall and start putting my boots back on to return the buns for fresh. I look up at the front door in mid-shoelace tie...

...and there is a pristine swatch of the fabric I need!!!

I had made a window cover out if it for the long narrow window in my front door a long time ago! In passing it a thousand times since I made it, I didn't see it any more.

Thank you, Fabric Fairy! I'll try to pay more attention from now on! You rock!!!


1 comment:

Alessandra White said...

Now that's what I call serendipity. Isn't it amazing how easy it is to not see stuff that we live with? Can't wait to see pics of this new quilt.