Dear Julie – I know I should know better, but i will ask you just in case others have similar Mercury Retrograde blues. In my case I have a huge quilting dilemma.
In the world of quilting things have evolved from patchworking scraps of leftovers, and old clothing into quilted blankets to fashionista type ‘collections’ of matching fabrics. You can’t go wrong sewing a quilt from fabrics selected from a collection as they are all digitally calibrated to ‘match’ each other. The collections come and go sometimes lingering for sale for 2-3 years and others barely last a 5 month season.
My dilemma is this… I want to buy quilt fabric for a new project with base colors of indigo, coffee, and off white. As colors go, it is a rare combination BUT a collection by Edyta Sitar (Laundry Basket Quilts) was announced last January. It is perfect!!!! – except for one thing. It goes on sale during the Mercury retrograde period June 7th – 28th. Sure, I can wait and buy it in July, but by then the choices in the collection will have dwindled. Quilt shops seem to be fewer and farther between.
If I buy my fabric in June, and don’t even contemplate the making of this project til July or August, would you say that is an aligned decision or am I just asking for trouble I will regret later? I am entering this one for repatterning this Saturday!