Have I never seen this quilt before? It's not exactly new, but I guess if I ever saw it, I wasn't in the right mood to feel I couldn't live without making it, but apparently that's exactly how I felt tonight.
I do love Lori Holt's stuff, and after a bit of searching, I found the pattern on Etsy in Lori's own shop. Along with another pattern. And have you seen that new feature Etsy has where they post photos of what OTHER customers with similar tastes went on to buy? Killer. And I don't really think I mean that in a good sense; I mean that it's death to the budget.
Okay, admittedly I DID purchase a gift for a friend while I was in there punching keys on the computer, and I feel pretty good about that so far . . . . That could change, though, if I decide I can't give it up once it arrives.
Then I started to worry about Thimbleberries. Did you know Lynette Jensen is dialing back in about a year and probably won't be producing as much? If I don't have enough Thimbleberries neutrals to go with all the other fabric I've amassed over the years, what WILL I do? So that led to another search and another dent in my budget.
Sadly for the local shop that started the whole thing, I don't think I'll be going there for the owner's birthday event. I don't really have any money left for it.
One of my goals for 2013 was to be more conscious about my purchases, and I can't quite decide if I was tonight or not. I have very good reasons for buying what I did, but I think I could probably have lived quite nicely without it. So here it is, only 1/24th of the way into the new year and I don't think I'm doing very good so far. Then again, I still have 23/24th of the year left to get better and make up for this weak moment. Glass half full.
So, how are you doing with your goals?