Quilter shame

Yes, it's great to be a quilter. Most people I know who aren't quilters have quilter envy of me, not that they tell me, I can just sense it. I see their secret desire to be a quilter and join our thready ranks. I feel compelled to admit that this coveted lifestyle has its underbelly, some harsh truths that we must face. Yes, I am here to admit to quilter shame.

Where to begin? How about with acquisitions? And then I will just go on from there.

1. I have found fabric in my stash that I have absolutely memory of ever purchasing. Or why.1374790_524324767656373_317153933_n

2. I have found books on my quilt book shelf a copy of which I just purchased. This has happened more than once.

3. I have brought items to my quilt guild to give away. I have then returned home with items other quilters brought to streamline their sewing rooms.

4. I have come home from a trip to a far away quilt store with a brand new pattern. When I go to file it with my other patterns, I find the exact.same.pattern.

5. I have looked at items in a store and figured out how to make them. I've gone home, written it all down and never made them.

6. I have more fabric that I could ever use in my lifetime.

7. I have given fabric to my stepdaughter to make room in my stash for new fabric.1381649_525086824246834_1756497193_n

8. If I found out I could never sew again, I am not sure I could stop buying fabric.

9. I have sewn for too long and then been late to events. I have then blamed traffic for my tardy arrival.

10. I have sewn when I should have been cooking, cleaning, sleeping or grading papers.

11. I am lying about being ashamed. I actually feel no shame. (Pretends to hang head in shame.)

Sew happy!

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