A couple days ago, I said I was doing fairly well at ignoring the "call" of winter/Christmas fabrics. Several of you mentioned you were drooling a bit over the Figgy Pudding fabrics, so in a weak moment, I decided to take another look at the line. Why do I do that to myself? Yes, I did order a little bit more. I found a shop online that had the fabrics at a good price and a layer cake on sale, and I was undone. Shameful.
When it comes to quilt-related stuff and books, I have hardly any willpower. But what about other things? Food? I'm okay there, depending on my mood and whether the moon is full, although that's not to say I don't give in to temptation more than I should. It's just that I don't feel I need to eat everything I see--so I'm better about food than I am about fabric and books.
Shoes? Nope, not my weakness. Maybe they WOULD be if my feet were easier to fit, but they aren't. So me and shoes is kind of like I imagine I would be with fabric if I was color blind; or books if I was just plain blind, blind. Nah! Now that I think about it, I'm pretty sure I'd still have a lot of fabric and books.
Some women are tempted by designer handbags. Not me. Clothing? Well, I like clothes and I certainly look better in them than out of them, but I don't care for shopping much, so clothes aren't a big temptation. In fact, I stopped in at Kohl's tonight for a new pair of slippers and considered some new summer jammies, but I resisted, and it really wasn't that hard. I didn't even cry.
Make-up? Hair stuff? Toiletries? Going to the beauty parlor? Nope. Sometimes it's necessary but most of the time, I don't think about that kind of thing. Not until people run away from me screaming, and then I figure it's time to look in a mirror and take steps to correct things.
You know what? Now that I think about it, I'm a pretty good bargain in a wife. I'm not tempted by a whole lot of things that tempt most women, so Hubby's getting off lightly. Not to mention the fact that he's surrounded by some good quilts. So I guess I'm not that bad after all! Hey, what's a little fabric and book buying now and then compared to what I COULD be spending? In fact, considering all the money I've saved right here, I think I'll go take one more look at that Figgy Pudding line.