When I decided to take the plunge and register for 2013 Symposium, there was a realisation that this would cost money - real big money. But also that I have two years to save for it. So I have set up an automatic payment and should have a nice nest egg by the time I need it. I also realised that I would need to watch my pennies, and be more conservative in my quilting purchases. This was the will power.
Now for the won't power - then The PowerQuilter shut down and had a never to be seen again sale... I tried ever so hard to be good and bought very sensible fabrics - but somewhere along the line also spent an enormous amount of money.
Then there was a BOM advertised that I adored and just had to have the pattern for...
|A beautiful Gail Pan design quilt with piecing and applique. There are eight|
blocks in total - here are the first two. She is Australian, check her blog.
Now I must mention the wonderful shop where I got my pattern from... The Country Yard is on Mangakahia Rd not far from Whangarei and they are just the greatest. I emailed to find out if they stocked it - they didn't - but said they could get it and how much it would cost - and it arrived a few days later all wrapped up with a gift tag on it. I have been drooling, and will one day decide which of my lovely fabrics will get cut up.