Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Ran out...

Do you ever get the feeling maybe you shouldn't be doing something? Back in Aug. I bought 2 yards of this really pretty purple/raspberry/green batik. I loved it and still do. I also bought 2 yards of purple and a yard of raspberry batiks to compliment the fabric and make a Miranda bag for me as well as a mini Miranda. I gave the raspberry and horse fabrics to my mom and asked her to pick up a King Tut thread for me as we were leaving for her house and I wouldn't get to the store. She did and it matched great. We cleaned/rearranged her sewing room. I brought home a ton of quilts to quilt for her and do you think I could find that little bag with the fabric and thread in it? NO! Mom has looked, I've looked, in our houses, in the bags I brought back, in our vehicles - to no avail!
So I decided to go ahead and buy the fabric and thread again. It's been a month, it's not going to be found. I bought two yards of each of the fabrics and a new spool of thread. I quilted the pieces for two Miranda's and a mini Miranda this weekend and started putting them together. Last night I realized I was running out of thread. I didn't think about how much more thread it takes to quilt on the frame versus just regularly or the fact that I was making three. I started cutting out the linings and oh no... I have enough for handles for one, but not the other two and lining for the two big ones, but not the smaller one. I knew there wasn't much left on the bolt, so I was afraid it might be gone. I finished up the main parts of the large bags and realized I had sewn one step wrong, so I decided it was time to quit for the night! Today I went to the store and bought the last 2 1/4 yards that were on the bolt. I'm not sure I'll use it all, but just in case I find the other fabric... I'll have enough. I also bought two more spools of thread. I don't plan to go back to either store until Thurs. night for sewing, so I think I can sew to my hearts content tonight and not have to stop. Last night I was really not feeling that I should be making these, but now that I have the fabric in hand, I'm ready to go!

4 comments:

Suzan said...

Photos? Nosey people like me want to see!!

Gina said...

Me too. I love the description of the fabric

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Babs Schmidt said...

The batik sounds gorgeous. You must post a pic.

I've been there many times with running out of a fabric or not being able to find it when I need it. When I find a focus fabric or batik I really like now, I buy at least 4 yards of it. I always have some left for another project.

jillquilts said...

Oh, I hate it when things seem to go wrong like this! Good luck in getting everything done. And I agree - PICTURES!