Thursday, February 4, 2010

I Am Terrible!!!!

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!!!!!

5 comments:

Lizzie said...

You're not terrible but that's a great story. I'm sure you were forgiven....
Lizzie
XXX

patchworkmommy said...

What a fun story! Your life is very busy I understand why you would forget! What a treat to find them again.

Lori said...

Oops! LOL

Judy S. said...

Too funny, Sheila, and I can so relate. All my stash roaming yielded lots of UFOs, too many to count unfortunately....

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

This was a funny story. I'm so glad you found it. I'm sure you'll find someone to give the other quilt to. There are all these quilt lovers out here in blog land if you don't :-)
My uncle sent us an old viewmaster and a bunch of reels a few years back. We've had so much fun with them too.
Blessings,
Marcia