must have the precious...
i have wanted this quilt for ... well ... for forever...
Autumn Eyes - NOT made by me
i bought the pattern when it first came out in ... er ... i dunno when ... but it's been a loooong time...
i read the instructions and started looking for the fabrics
and read the instructions again
and knew that i didn't really understand what the heck it was saying
and that i didn't have the Mad Machine Applique Skills that i would need to make it even if i DID understand
and tried to sign up for a *class at The Quilt Store
*that the owners had the good sense to cancel it before it even started
and i gave up on EVER finding all the fabric
or understanding the instructions
or gaining the Mad Machine Applique Skills
and resigned myself to another Unfulfilled Wish...
until i got up the nerve to ask if the shop sample was EVER gonna be for sale and was told
Why, yes, as a matter of fact it WILL be. Would you like me to put your name on it?
to which i replied
YES, i would like you to put my name on it!!! How many pennies do i need to save to buy it?!?
Oh, well. I think that $85 is the lowest we can go.
i gasped ... and she said
Really. $85 is a fair price.
and i gasped some more ... i KNEW that the kit was more than $60 and the thread kit was another $20 ... i was about to hyperventilate at the thought of owning this awesome bear and not having to beat myself up over not having the skill to make it myself!!!
so i just nodded my head and squeaked out
When?!? When may i take him home?!?
and the poor woman climbed the shop's ladder, unpinned him from the wall, and stood back as i stood there clutching my treasure ... he's MINE!!!
It came to me, my own, my love ... my precioussssssss.