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.
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.
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.)
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