Aack! What am I going to buy with it? As in many areas of life, too many choices leave me paralyzed.
First choice: which shop to use the coupon at? If only Something to Crow About was one of those featured shops, I would certainly make my purchase there. They are my "home" quilt shop; I know what they carry, I know the layout of the store and all the employees, plus they have a giant sale at the end of December. Alas, it was not meant to be. That leaves two other Eugene shops: Piece by Piece Fabrics (a current mini-obsession due to their blog, modern quilting patterns, and bright, whimsical fabrics) and The Quilt Patch
Second choice: what to shop for? I have been turning this over and over in my mind, unwilling to just wander into the store and go with the flow. I feel like I must have a purpose to this gift certificate: no willy-nilly impulse purchases allowed! Why am I imposing this restriction, when I make impulsive fabric/pattern/notions/book/magazine purchases all year long at quilt shops? Heavens, I don't know. But the idea, which I can't seem to shake, has me basically sitting at home fretting over what I will use my $20 on. (Okay, I recognize it as part of my overall perfectionist demon. But I'm still stuck.)
The current thoughts seem reasonable: buy something that would help you finish or move forward on one of your current WIPs. Ah, the infamous work-in-progress bin. What's in that bin, anyway?
- Stack-n-whack quilt for my bed
- 1930's reproduction challenge blocks from quilt camp
- "How do you feel about..." word play wall hanging