I was in Wal Mart the other day.
I am always in Wal Mart.
I'm either buying milk or toilet paper. Because that is my glamorous life.
But on the particular day in question I found myself in the fabric section.
Pork Chop is going to Disney Land with the Science National Honor Society. Not only is that girl in the National Honor Society but she is also in the Science National Honor Society. She makes me proud!
She is going to Disney Land and as such she needs a pair of Mickey Mouse Ears. But not just any Mickey Mouse Ears. A dorky circle hat with plastic ears and her name embroidered on the back just isn't good enough. She has to have DIY character ears made from instructions she found on Pinterest with a few youtube tutorials thrown in for good measure.
She is so my kid.
Again, that girl makes me proud!
Which is how I found myself standing in the middle of the Wal Mart fabric section pushing the button for service for eighth time trying to find someone to cut me six inches of satin fabric in a dazzling array of rainbow colors. For her ears.
And that is when I saw them.
A glorious row of fat quarters in colors and patterns that spoke to my soul.
Before I knew it I was googling how many fat quarters one might need to sew an twin size quilt.
The Queen is three and still sleeping in her crib. It is better for everyone if she remains in her crib. But she is growing. And will outgrow her crib any moment now. I can hear her hit the bars at night as she rolls over. She needs a big girl bed.
We have almost everything we need to move her to a big girl bed.
We have a bed frame. A twin size mattress. Tons of twin size sheets. We have a baby gate to put at her door to attempt to keep her in her room. We have a secondary gate we can use to block the stairs in the event that the first baby gate does not prove to be sufficient to contain the wild toddler.
We everything but a quilt.
She has a very very cute crib quilt.
But she will need a big girl quilt.
And I think these will work nicely for that purpose
The pink! The grey! The aqua!
The clouds! The polka dots! The chevrons!
I don't know what happened. They were on the shelf one moment. And then they were in my cart. (for the record the internet said I needed 24 of them, so I bought 24. I probably shouldn't have trusted the internet. I probably should have bought 25 or 30 or 52 just to be safe. But I took a leap of faith and bought 24)
It was only when I brought them home and set them on the counter beside The Queen's shoes that I realized how deep my problem is.
Evidently I am only purchasing from a single color palette lately.
But it is such a gorgeous one!
Now I just need to give up sleep completely to find time to actually make a quilt.