In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I thought I would post about the one that got away…the one that I spend days and nights thinking about, yearning for, wishing I would have done things differently….
What, you thought I was talking about a man?! Silly goose…
I stumbled across this beauty on eBay several months ago. It was love at first sight. I ooh-ed. I aaw-ed. I didn’t even blink at the $100+ current bid…it was love after all…you can’t put a price tag on love.
Then, as often happens in could-have-been-great relationships, reason got in the way. Logic came between us. Sure, it’s an EXQUISITE dress. But when would I ever have an occasion to make and wear this beauty? I have exactly one formal event each year – my company Christmas party. And the dress code for that is more cocktail than black-tie. This masterpiece is only fit for a red carpet!
My mouse hovered over the “place bid” button for what seemed like an eternity. Then, I tearfully clicked on that giant red X in the upper right corner of my screen – my love was never to be seen again.
I often replay that moment in my mind…if I had only done things differently, would we be happily together today? No one knows. And even though I know it would be foolish to buy this pattern, I can’t get it out my head. I can’t say what I’ll do should we ever meet again, but I tend to think I would push reason aside and leap forward with my foolish heart.
Do you have a pattern that you couldn’t turn away, even though it had no place in your life? Or did you pass up on your chance to buy a pattern or some fabric and you can’t stop kicking yourself? Let’s hear about the un-happy endings today to balance out all the gushy mushy lovey stuff.
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY EVERYONE