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Want to do vs. Need to do

I’ve had a new quilt idea kicking around in my head for a while. Finally, I graphed it out and I’m so excited to try it!  I even started pulling the fabric for the project.  I had just got a new little (okay, not little) bundle from Fresh Squeezed Fabrics including a little bit of Flea Market, Pez, and some Lizzy House dots. I was liking the colors I saw and started pulling more from my stash.  Now I’m itching to start my new project.

Instead, I’m working on a purple fairy costume. It’s school play week here (Peter Pan.) I wish I could say I enjoyed making costumes.  Luckily for me, I realized that no one will be able to tell whether or not that little sparkly vest has nicely hemmed edges from the audience.  Raw edges it is! Saved myself a ton of sewing-sparkly-fabric-angst.

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    Michele
    March 19, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    I so understand the want to vs need to struggle. The guilty part of me typically gives into the need to monster and sadly ignores the want to angel.

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    Thimbleanna
    March 19, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Ooooh…can't wait to see your new project. And maybe a shot of the little costume wearing starlet???

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    vintage grey
    March 19, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Oh, I can't wait to see your new project! The fabrics choices are beautiful! What a sweet fairy costume! xo Heather

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    Kirsten Smith
    March 19, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    I so feel your "want to" vs. "need to" sew angst! Back to the fun stuff soon, right?!

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    AlyceB
    March 19, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    I love sewing all my things, but when I NEED to do it… it's not quite so fun. Like 42 zippered pouches. Fun to make in theory, but I just procrastinate. Ugh, why?!

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    Jennifer Rodriguez
    March 19, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Ha, ha – I can soo relate, but what a great mom you are! Can't wait to see what it is that you *want* to make though ;o)

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    Theresa
    March 20, 2012 at 2:48 am

    Oh for sure, ditch the edging….it's not going in a machine and photos will be from a distance. Save your energy for that gorgeous bunch….that you'll be thinking about all through the performance! Hee Hee!

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    Meggie
    March 20, 2012 at 3:18 am

    The "need to and want to" is a constant struggle for me….

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    notes of sincerity
    March 20, 2012 at 5:09 am

    I cant wait to see your new quilt idea! :0)<br />Have a great week. :0)

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    Bonny
    March 20, 2012 at 5:48 am

    I have made bat wings out of something like that purple fabric, it was a bear to work with. I think it may look more authentic with the raw edge ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Kristie
    March 20, 2012 at 8:45 am

    Your stack is making me drool. Hope you get to it soon! I am in a similar minds pace today…itching to sew, but have to do TAXES! Blech!

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    Nanette Merrill
    March 20, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Oh I hate when that happens. I have a good idea but it is squashed by need to do stuff. Love the fabrics you pulled.

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    Mev
    March 20, 2012 at 11:50 am

    I love your bundle of fabric! Can&#39;t wait to see pictures of your new project.

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    Katy Cameron
    March 20, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Sure she&#39;ll be the best dressed fairy up there! Have fun when you get to that quilt, love the fabrics you&#39;ve chosen

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    Izzy Izzyr
    March 20, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    I recently had to make 9 skirts for my grandbaby&#39;s Cinderella play LOL, thankfully it was not too hard to make poodle skirts. However, my quilt projetcs lay ther half started and now I cant get back into it ! LOL <br />Also since you mentioned those pink and blue blocks from the 80s , I have not been able to get that color scheme out of my head !!!

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    Second Hand Rose
    March 20, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Good luck with the costume! It&#39;s so hard when you really want to do something but you can&#39;t! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.co.uk/

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    chris
    March 20, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Life is full of those moments where it&#39;s easy to get caught up in details…isn&#39;t it nice that you don&#39;t HAVE to hem it?

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    sonia
    March 20, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Lovely fabric! Would love to see what you turn it into. When you have the time, of course! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Cherilyn
    March 20, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Love your fabric choices!! Can&#39;t wait to see what you are making. One of my little guys had a play last night and needed a Zebra Fish costume. Luckily he wanted to make his own. :0) Your costume looks adorable!

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    Kim McCann
    March 20, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    I am in the process of working on 300 costumes for the local school district&#39;s spring musical. Our rule of thumb, it needs to look good for 4 shows, from 20 feet away. If the fabric doesn&#39;t fray, the edges don&#39;t get finished.

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    Sarah Craig
    March 20, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    I feel your pain! I&#39;ve got a whole shelf-ful of &quot;want-to&quot; projects – but way too many &quot;need-to&quot;s to get to them! <br /><br />I need to know – is 4/1/12 ok for your guest post on my blog, or do you need a later date? Just let me know!

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    felicity
    March 20, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Totally hear you! And good call on the raw edges. You&#39;re that much closer to &quot;want&quot; time!

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    Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts
    March 21, 2012 at 6:03 am

    I can totally relate. Good luck and quick sewing on the costume! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    amylouwho
    March 21, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    are those aqua pearl bracelets new? or an old color. Need v. Want? well I def. NEED them!! So cute. Love this stack of fabrics!

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    Becky
    March 22, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    That&#39;s so funny. My daughter was just telling me she wants to work on a quilt so bad and she is spending this week helping her daughter&#39;s ballet teacher put together costumes for a recital. Oh, those fabrics look so pretty and tempting, especially when you know you have to do other things instead:)

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    Virginia
    August 7, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    I feel the same …. I have to think about my project and I feel that I have forgotten, but I&#39;m a grandmother!

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