... but before I impulsively buy more fabric, I always make sure I have a project in mind. If I don't have a project for it, I usually try to suppress my fabric-buying tendencies. However, whilst on Denyse Schmidt's fabulous website, what should I see but this:
The perfect pattern for Chicopee .... oh! LOVE IT. Not even the curved piecing can dissuade me.
Then I looked around for the pattern on t'internet. I couldn't find it anywhere in the UK for love nor money. So then I started looking at US sites.
One US site declared that it could happily ship this pattern to me and that the shipping charge would only be a trifling $37. THIRTY SEVEN DOLLARS? Not including the pattern. I think not.
Anyway, to cut a long story short, and to spare you the extended melodrama of me huffing and puffing at my computer screen, I decided the most cost effective seller was in fact Denyse herself with only $5 shipping charge. So I am going to order this baby today and hope that my husband decides that £12 on his credit card bill isn't worth grumbling about.
Now I'm off to get some borders onto my Apple Crisp now before the morning is completely gone. I have spent most of this morning so far chasing up party invitations for daughter #1, mainly because of party bag filler (aka tat) purchasing. Most party bag tat comes in sets of 6, and with 18 confirmed partygoers, this is highly convenient. However I am still waiting for 2 non-replies which, if they end up being affirmative, could completely stuff up my party bag plan.
I'm sure I didn't spend 17 years in education to worry about this kind of nonsense.