Have you heard the one about…
Have you heard the one about the couple who decides to retire for the night?
It goes something like this. The man turns off the TV, brushes his teeth and goes to bed. The woman picks up some toys and notices dishes in the sink, so she sticks them in the dishwasher and wipes down the counters, and as puts the dishtowels in the laundry, remembers she forgot to switch out the washer and dryer, so she does that.
And that reminds her that her daughter needs a clean uniform for tomorrow’s soccer game, so she starts another load, which reminds her that her friend wanted to know about that new detergent she liked so she sends a text with the info.
And the friend asks how her the family dog is doing after surgery so she updates the friend, who mentions the PTA meeting next week and she remembers that she needs to email the board members about one agenda item..and so on and so on, ad nauseam.
Several hours later, she finally heads to bed.
I have a similar problem in my sewing space.
I’ve been making a few blocks here and there for a potential quilt. They feature a navy ground with orange and hot pink prints.
I was having trouble finding orange prints that worked. (Turns out orange and hot pink are so close on the color wheel that it’s hard to create contrast.) I thought maybe I’d look in the basket of 30s reproductions.
But the basket was a mess so I decided to sort and fold all the fabric by color. And then I had these neat piles but nowhere to put them. So I tackled a drawer where I thought there was fabric I could scrunch together to make more space. But now that scrunched drawer is eating at me and I really need to reorganize it.
Now it’s three hours later. I haven’t found the orange prints I need for the potential quilt. I have made a mess in the studio. I haven’t called a friend, or started a meal, or done the laundry.
But I have started a new quilt because that’s what happens when you start digging around in your stash. 😳
P.S. I’m having so much fun playing around with the Kasada pattern! I ran across it because it’s on sale for just $5—and I’ve already had a hundred dollars worth of entertainment. You can see the progression of many of my ideas on Instagram @stashbanditquilting. Come on over and I’ll see you there!