Monday, June 3, 2013

HAS THIS EVER HAPPENED TO YOU?????

I am wondering if any of you have been quilting along

singing a song,(things are going good)

sewing to the music of your favorite machine, (enjoying the moment)

when.......

when.....

you are at the home stretch.....

your project is almost done....

and....

and....

YOU DON'T HAVE ENOUGH FABRIC TO FINISH!!!!!

My goal today was to finish this king size quilt I am working on...

.I made such headway but....well...

you all know,

 when I went to talley up the fabric for the remaining border....................

NOT ENOUGH

Lucky for the family I was in an easy mood today ....

no stomping my feet,

 no back going out from throwing a fit....

Yes, I handled it well.  I wore my big girls panties today!!

My son and I went around and hunted down the fabric, only took two stores...

so all is not lost...sheweeeeee

So...while I waited (for the rush hour to be over)

I finished this!!
and made this:

I received this in the mail from Rhonda from Ravelly....thanks sooooo much, I love love love it!!!


19 comments:

Wendy said...

glad it did not take long to find your fabric...your quilt is just adorable! I am so loving the little elf...

Lesley said...

Love your positivity when faced with your crisis...giggle...and how wonderful that you were able to find the fabric. Your projects are adorable!

andsewon said...

Yes ma'am! Been there but with not as good an outcome!! Cute lil quilt and towel!

Gene Black said...

Ah the joy of doing scrappy quilts....you never "run out" LOL. Yes I have run out, but then I usually change the design.

Jacqueline said...

You definitely turned your down time into productive time. I love your projects.

Rhonda said...

Yep! Running out of a certain fabric has happened to me several times. Once, I was unable to find a particular fabric. I'm glad you handled yourself....
I see fishy has made his migratory swim you way....Great!!
Take care!

Marjorie said...

As I read this, I just knew you were going to say the machine was coming unthreaded and jamming--that's what happened to me all day yesterday. But alas, you had another little issue - LOL! Not sure whether I was as "mature" as you about the thread.

suemac said...

That towel is adorable.

Needled Mom said...

I'm so glad you found the fabric, Barb. That is such a sweet design!

Tammy said...

You are so lucky you found more of the fabric .

JJ said...

Good to hear that you are well and busy. I seem to have missed you online the last few nights. I have that be attitudes quilt done. I will hopefully get the binding on tonight and send it her way.

Jacque said...

Oh, yeah, been there and done that! LOL Love how you incorporated some of the Happy Town scraps into the towel! Cute!

beaquilter said...

oh yikes, go to plan B then!? I had it happen to my pineapple quilt I just finished but I had more of another fabric from the quilt so no biggie

SewCalGal said...

One of my biggest fears, which I think contributes to keeping more fabric in one's stash. Glad you had your big girl panties on and didn't get upset and super happy you could find more fabric. Looks like you were still very productive creating beauty. Great job!

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Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Way to rally Barb! Woo hoo!
I hate running out of fabric. That's the excuse I use to now hoard it. ;)

Jenny Watson said...

Wow! these are looking so adorable I really appreciate your efforts thanks for the sharing and just keep up the good work.

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sandra said...

I am happy to see that you are feeling better, you are back to your normal busy self and doing lots of projects.

Fiesta said...

I don't know how I missed this pst Barb but these are wonderful.

Susan Entwistle said...

Hasn't happened to me yet, and I hope it never does. What a sweetie your son is.