My sister-in-law came for a visit last weekend. She is just getting interested in quilting, so we talked about patterns and fabrics a lot while she was here. I told her that I like to buy "kits" already made up at quilt shops when they have something that really catches my eye. I told her that there have been a few times that I was short on fabric in my "kits"....and then times when I have quite a bit of extra fabric. I proceeded to tell her this....."You know, like the time I bought those two kits to make quilts for the guys....and there was enough extra fabric to make you that scrap quilt." Silence. Her reply, "umm....you never made me a scrap quilt." Me, "Of course I did....it was red and black and had fishing lures on it." Her...."No, I would remember if you made me a quilt.... you have never made me one...and if you did I would cherish it."
Now friends, I have to tell you....I felt TERRIBLE. This wasn't recent, it was 5 or 6 years ago......what could I have done with it?
My husband pulls out one of the quilts that I had made up to show her the fabrics....like we needed to refresh "her" memory!!!!
I did find it.
Imagine....I folded it up inside the backing fabric I had purchased for it....and then it got stacked on a pile in my fabric cupboard. How could I have not noticed for 5 or 6 years???????
Seriously....my stash isn't that great....but obviously....my memory isn't that great either!!!!
Here is the missing piece....
Do I even dare tell you this.....I found another finished top inside another backing fabric.....with no idea who I was going to give that one to......
see....I told you....I AM TERRIBLE!!!!!