Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Patience is a Virtue

These days I find this to be true in many ways - patience in finding a buyer for our house....patience in waiting for warmer weather....patience in getting back to some serious quilting....patience in seeing my dream kitchen finished --- the list is long.

There are some great quotes about patience. I was surprised to find there is more to the title of today’s post:
“Patience is a virtue, Possess it if you can, Seldom found in woman, Never found in man.”
“All good things come to he who waits.”
“The secret of patience is doing something else in the meanwhile.”
“The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.”
“Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears.” (This one explains me to a "T" - ask Mr. Squash - LOL)

Where is this leading, you ask? This past Saturday while at the Squash House I needed a little break. There is one quilt shop in town, so I thought I would practice some more retail therapy. The first thing I saw when walking in the door were charm packs of Wonderland. Thanks to this great post by Stephanie, I just had to have some - and two popped into my basket!

I wandered around some more and found a half-inch Clover Bias Tape maker. I’d misplaced mine some time ago and my local shops always seem to be out of them. Nothing else really appealed to me (well, there were LOTS of things, but why buy something big only to pack it away again), so I stepped up to the counter to pay. I waited, and waited, and waited for someone to take my money, but no one came. The one employee was helping someone in the back pick out a vacuum cleaner bag. So I started looking a little closer around the checkout counter and on the wall behind I saw a small sign that said "All Bernina Feet and Accessories 50% Off”. Holy smokes - my patience DID pay off! The selection was small, but there were two feet I wanted - the 7 groove pintuck foot and the wide gathering foot! Anyone who owns a Bernina knows how expensive the feet can be!

I’ll leave you today with another photo from Bennington Lake. This is especiallly for Pam who commented yesterday that she hadn’t seen an Osprey for years - this is one of two who were fishing for dinner over the lake. Click on the photo for a better look.


Stephanie said...

Now we wait to see what you do with your new Wonderland charm packs. :o)

Ulla said...

Lucky you to get the special feet for your Bernina!

PamKittyMorning said...

Ohhh that osprey is so beautiful. Thanks for posting that. And cool deal on the feet!!!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Lovely post from someone not-so-patient. Thanks for reminding me.

Carrie P. said...

Well sometimes it does pay to be patient.

Kim said...

Sounds like an excellent day of fishing for sewing goodies at the LQS today. Yup, patience is a virtue and all that jazz!

Wendy said...

Patience is a good thing and it paid off well for you. I look forward to seeing what your doing with the Wonderland charms.

CJ said...

You got a GREAT find on those Bernina Feet! WOWEEE!

Anonymous said...

Don't forget on the patience thread, "a watched pot never boils.." my gramma used to tell us that all of the time..I link this to having patience or not...lucky you on your Bernina feet score..yes I know how pricey they can be...Louise

Lisa D. said...

What a great deal on your Bernina feet! What do you have planned for the Wonderland charms? That bag is awfully cute. I am making the Moda kit with Wonderland as a shop sample. I love those fabrics!

sewtakeahike said...

wow Candace! You scored big time with those feet. I have both those feet and paid full price. Patience is a very good thing!

Sharon said...

I hear you on that patience thing. But sometimes it's just so hard to have it. I'm trying though, really I am.
Good job on the deals you got on those feet. And I love the charms too.

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