Sunday, April 1, 2012

April Fools Day

Iin keeping with the April Fools Day theme, I will confess to a bit of foolishness.  Although one of my goals this year has been to limit my purchases to fibers and fabrics to stitch up charts I already have in my possession, I broke down and ordered a "new"-to-me chart.  While not exactly a recent publication, I have been wanting Cedar Hill's Berry Patch Rabbit ever since I first saw it.  It's not like I have a thing for rabbits.  The only other rabbit piece I have ever owned and stitched is Workbasket's Rabbit Rondel.  Nor have I stitched many Cedar Hill charts, though I do think they are quite elegant.  The only other Cedar Hill piece I have stitched is The Spring Bouquet.  I can't always explain why a chart appeals to me.  It happens on a visceral level.  And that's what is going on with the Berry Patch Rabbit.  I have a gift certificate from 123stitch that was payment for the sale of an old Just Nan chart I'll never ever stitch and I am justifying my purchase of BPR with the rationale that it is really more of an exchange than an actual purchase.  Anyway that's my story.  I have more than enough charts - actual leaflets, magazines, legitimately printed freebies and even some old hardcover books - to see me through to retuirement and well beyond if not quite S.A.B.L.E.  I don't really need this one but I have wanted it for a long while and am going to indulge myself.  If that makes me a bit of an April Fool, so be it.


barbara said...

You have a long way to go before you're a fool in my book!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

You're quite right, it's an exchange not a new purchase!

I'm trying hard to be good too. The problem is the fabric I have is never quite the right stuff for the projects, either the right colour but the wrong count or the wrong colour in the right count. Or not quite enough. Or too much and I don't want to cut into a big piece incase I need it later!

BTW I get a thrill when I see my name on other people's blogs, thanks!

Cole said...

I think that's part of the fun of our hobby ~ having so many choices at hand!

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dulcinella said...

'if you need to buy it, buy it'. if you don't, you'll regret you didn't. and besides, what is more fun that to admire a new chart? congrats on your purchase:-)

CalamityJr said...

Seems like a fair exchange to me - nothing foolish about it!

Stitchinowl said...

U like your way of thinking - it's more of an exchange rather than a new purchase. Don't think of it as adding to your stash, think of it as adding to your historical collection :) Enjoy stitching Berry Patch Rabbit.