Perhaps you are thinking that I should buy rose-colored glasses and then I would be happy all the time. That’s not going to happen. I don’t look that good in glasses and well there you go. I probably wouldn’t wear them and that would be a waste of money. I hate wasting money.
Some people think that buying fabric is a waste of money. I read on the internet that there are quilters who pledge to not buy fabric this year, and vow to only use what is in their stash when making quilts. I have to ask, “Where’s the fun in that?”
Let me point out that when I buy fabric, I am not doing so at the expense of my family. I’m not depriving my husband or children of food. I’m not running up debt on a credit card. I’m not drinking or gambling away the family fortune.
I think buying fabric buys happiness. When I buy fabric I usually have at least one idea of what I’d like to make with it. My imagination is hard at work and I envision glorious results that will be admired by millions … oops, I’m getting carried away here. Sorry.
I like going to the quilt store because there’s fabric there AND I’m around other happy people who are usually buying fabric. You can be happy too. So please, for your sake, lose the guilt the next time you are at the quilt store and enjoy it.