Wednesday, 10 June 2009

The grass is always greener

Why is it always the case

no matter how many beautiful fabrics you have in your stash

(and believe me, I have plenty!)

that other people's fabrics always look so much nicer?

Or is it the way they have chosen to combine them,

the very fact that each arrangement is unique,

that makes my own combinations and choices look so dull in comparison?

There are obviously things I've created that I love

and enjoy

no matter how often I look at them

but I still get a very bad case of that pesky old



whenever I go blog hopping!

Apart from when I get gorgeous gifts like this

from a very kind friend

and then I don't feel any envy at all

just a pleasant smugness

(cos it's mine, all mine!!!)


Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, it's beautiful Mrs Pocket! Whatcha gonna do with it???

Gina said...

A lovely gift indeed!

marit said...

You've heard WHY the grass is greener on the other side of the fence? It's because when the sheep graze, they look straight down and see the dirt among the straws, but when they look to the neighbour, they see the grass at an angle and it looks much greener. The neighbour's sheep does the same...which means that I'm a sheep , seriously envious of your beautiful fabrics (not only the ones you got, but also those you have used for the quilts and toys!)

Rachel said...

You're not the only one - I get serious blog induced fabric envy (it's costing me a small fortune!) - and I have it now! That owly fabric is absolutely gorgeous!! (If you find out where you can buy it please do tell!)

wonderwoman said...

what a lovely gift - i know what you mean tho about blog envy, i think other people put colours together that i wouldn't think of and they look fantastic!!


Anonymous said...

Do you think if you saw a one of those items made up in those exact same fabrics by someone else you'd think it was beautiful?? Yes!! They are beautiful! And be smug... everyone deserves to be every once in a while!! ;)

sewkalico said...

Don't be silly! You do good! And your fabric choices (and gifts) are lovely!

quinn said...

I went "oooh" at each quilt picture.

That's all I'm sayin'!


Jo in TAS said...

This little green-eyed monster is looking right at you, love all the pics especially the goodies you received!

Little Green Doll said...

Oohh! Beautiful fabrics!!! you're so lucky!!

our shabby cottage said...

I know what you mean - I get the green eyed monster syndrome quite regularly too! Great gifty too!

JuliaB said...

I am trying to be on a fabric diet myself. Those are lovely! What are you going to do with them???? x

Moogsmum said...

I think we all get a little green eyed at times - other people's fabrics/wool/lives look so appealing!
Today it's your turn to make us all green with envy :-)

Gorgeous fabrics Locket!


French Knots said...

Love your quilt, a lovely mix of fabrics.
If we didn't lust after more fabric we'd just have to spend the money on chocolate, so buying more fabric is good for your health!

Ali said...

Your grass is looking mighty fine from where I'm sitting!

Suzie Sews said...

yummy, I think we can all relate to that feeling... what you gonna make with your newies

nicolette said...

I recognize the greediness!

Love love love the fabric with the birds and trees you received (she sais green with envy!)

Michaela said...

Well call me biased, but I actually prefer all your delights to the links! (But I couldn't get the top link to work so I may not be giving a wholy informed opinion here!) said...

Have you seen Melanies new book Kaleidoscope it is fab, also just to let you know we have Amy Butler coming to The Fat Quarters on the 11th August, hope to see you soon.