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Monday, October 31, 2011

I'm Known Around These Parts . . .

For my inability to make a decision very quickly. It infuriates My Cowboy that I can never decide where I want to eat, what I want to cook, if I want to go ride my horse or not, what time I want to go to town, what I should wear, or if I want to go with him when he goes somewhere.

I can't explain it, but so much of the time, it's due to the fact that I have too many choices and I like them all. Such was the case with choosing a palette for this challenge! Whew!

I must have looked at every single one of those palettes 2 and 3 times each. I slaved over the decision, and killed SO much time staring at the computer screen, still never coming to a conclusion. I'd think I had it nailed down, walk away, come back, and nope! Start all over again . . .

But I finally just HAD to decide, even if I could still go on looking for many more hours. Just. Had. To. Decide.

I know Miki said to try to choose colors that you don't normally work with, but I have to admit right from the start that I did not do that. I chose reds. Red is my favorite color, and I work with it a lot. But if I had chosen colors I don't normally use, I'd have had to go fabric shopping, most likely. That's bad for me for two reasons:

1) I'm trying to reduce my stash and use up fabric I already have and not bring any more into my studio . . . for now.

2) The nearest quilt shop to me is over an hour away, and I don't have time to go there as often as I'd like.

So . . . I've picked a palette, and while I still haven't pulled any fabrics for the piece yet, I will soon. I'm going to Houston this week, and after that, I can come home and play in the studio again . . . with a fresh dose of inspiration, no doubt!


  1. Luscious colors ... sounds like we had similar problems picking a palette ... too many to narrow down the pool at the end easily.

  2. I will help you with the fabric buying in Houston, WINK! See ya Thursday my friend! Tell Cowboy, rest assured, I always spend more than you. LOL!

  3. I really love these reds. You picked a fantastic palette. Have a wonderful time in Houston.

  4. I, share your love of reds. You can never have too many, so shop a lot in Houston!!!

  5. Did y'all miss me?

    I will be so glad to get back into quilting. I am back in Rome and fly home tomorrow. Inspirational patterns everywhere. Too bad I can't write off this trip!!

    See ya on Monday



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