Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Why is it?

Wednesday, 9 July 2008
That whenever you decide to go on the Wagon almost instantly someone releases something you absolutely have to have - it's like the minute you decide to give something up or go on a diet you get cravings and are starving hungry.

For the non-crafters out there, going on 'The Wagon' is basically the same principle as when it's used for giving up alcohol, you stop buying stash of any kind for a pre-determined amount of time. I've been on the wagon on and off over the last few years but now my limited budget is having to stretch to two main hobbies and I've spent quite a lot on material recently *embarassed cough* I decided that I was back on the Wagon until the end of this year with only the Quilting Show at the NEC as an exception (with a pre-determined limited budget).

Anyway, that decision was made as I came home from Devon and then I saw this (I don't want to copy the pic here in case I'm breaking copyright but it's the first item on the page). I'm sunk. It's on order.

In my defence it is a limited edition so if I don't get it now I'll miss out and it is absolutely gorgeous so I'd be kicking myself if I didn't get it.

However my budget for the Quilt Show next month has been halved and I'm not going to be attending the Knitting and Stitching show at Ally Pally in October to avoid further temptation.

I'm not even a huge fan of Halloween designs in general, it's always been winter and christmas designs that have called to me but for some reason I'm liking them more and more. Maybe it's because now I have a child I can see more reason to celebrate Halloween (although in an English way with apple bobbing etc, not Trick or Treating) or maybe it's because tastes change over time.

Whatever it is, I'm now dusting myself off from the fall and climbing back on the wagon again with some rope to tie myself on for the next six months. Any future temptations will have to be added to my Christmas wish list (unless of course they too are limited editions that can't be ignored LOL)


Kathy A. said...

Oh my - when you fall off the wagon you really fall off. That is just the coolest. Here's hoping you are tied tight to that wagon for the near future LOL


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