In the last few days everything I’ve tried to start, I’ve discovered I didn’t have everything I needed. Friday I started sewing another dress and was quite excited about it but this pattern uses bias tape for the neckline and armholes instead of facings (I knew that; I’ve used this pattern before.) and I had forgotten to buy it. I needed a few other things so I went to Wal-mart and of course they were out of bias tape in the color that I need. They also did not have plain shirt buttons which I need for the next shirt I’m making for my husband.
The cost of shipping is no more than the cost of the gasoline it would take to drive to the nearest fabric store, about 40 miles away, so I went home and ordered the bias tape and buttons. Later I still really wanted to be sewing something so I decided to start the next project, another dress. And discovered that I don’t have the right color thread. I have at least 50 partially used spools of thread but as usual none of them were the right color.
I was not going back to Wal-mart and fight my way through the weekend crowds just for a spool of thread so I decided I would work on the next quilt top even though it wasn’t what I was in the mood to do. It’s going to be made mostly of fabrics I already have that I originally bought for other projects but then changed my mind, plus a piece that was in my mother’s stash, but I did have to buy a couple of small pieces to go with it. I thought I had everything but as I started cutting I realized that I had miscalculated and didn’t have enough of one of the colors.
Well, I could still do some work on the quilt top with what I already have but at that point I just quit. I read a book, and a magazine, I checked Facebook a couple of times, I played Mahjong on my phone, I watched the birds outside, I watched a little TV. That was my weekend. Now I have to go to Wal-mart again and then maybe I’ll get to start and finish at least one project this week.