Thursday, February 14, 2013

Possessed Grandma..

When I was in “The Christmas Shoppe” Booth at Road to California I came to an abrupt stop when I spotted this wee baby quilt!

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I HAD to have the pattern!  I was like a Grandma possessed…give me THAT pattern!!

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Under normal circumstances I would have looked at that price and walked away… $16.00 was WAY too much…BUT factor in the POSSESSED Grandma syndrome…and  I knew I had to have it..It was just too dang cute to leave behind!!  And the small piece of chenille to make the little lamb in the centre of the quilt…was an additional $7…GIVE IT TO ME…please!!   (Even possessed you have to be polite!)

So yesterday I got out the fabric that I have been collecting and started this wee quilt…I was shocked at finding only 4 sheets of papers inside the pattern (5 if you include the cover)…this quilt is so simple that you don’t NEED a pattern to make it…the instructions could have been written on a 5X 7 card… But remember I WAS a  Grandma’ Possessed…I couldn’t help myself!  And granted there is the copyright issue…

Did they factor in the cuteness element when pricing this pattern or were they simply preying on the emotions of a Grandma?  I think $10 or under would have been an appropriate and fair price for this pattern.  I feel so…used!  But dang if it’s not going to be cute!!

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My question to all grandmas out there…is this going to happen often??

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Am I going to become a POSSESSED Grandma every time I see something cute and irresistibly delicious…and to heck with the cost?  Geeze…I hope not!!  Maybe this was just a weak moment…:o)

Have a thrilling Thursday and Happy Quilting!~P

27 comments:

Karen said...

The Grandma Syndrome got you on the price of that pattern. It should have included the chenille piece within the pattern at that price. I think I mostly overspent on toys for grandchildren and not quilt patterns.

Nancy said...

Just wait until you start looking at cute little baby clothes! They make some really precious little boy clothes now. Of course, they aren't cheap,either, and use such a small amount of fabric--LOL.

moosecraft said...

Im afraid you've caught the Grandma flu... it never eases up either... so prepare to have many dollars flying out of your wallet... ;-)

My Mom melts around her Grandkids... all they have to do is smile... so, um, resistance is futile? lol!

Very cute pattern!

WoolenSails said...

That is adorable, but it does seem high and I can get chenille at the store, cheaper than that.

Debbie

Teri said...

I've seen that pattern before.....way over priced....but what can you do....it's a grandma thing....Karen is correct for that price they should have included the chenille....

Jacqueline said...

They are so worth it... Grandkids just light up your life with happiness.

Now the price of that pattern wasn't worth it... but the finished quilt will be darling..

Dolores said...

I think it all depends on what the item is. I just bought a truck quilt pattern for my grandson and it was on sale BUT with the $9.00 in postage, it made sense to buy the fat quarters that were on sale too - so the $9.00 pattern, with the $22.00 fabric, the shipping and handling ($14.00) came to over $45.00. But don't say a word, I promised I wouldn't buy any more fabric this year.
All because I needed the truck pattern. I do, however, make some of his clothes.

Beth said...

I'm not a grandma and don't hope to be one anytime soon (you'd have to know my stepdaughter LOL) but I do know that you are probably in for it. LOL

Teri said...

Sorry, it's going to happen more than you will want to admit. But, you will love every bit of it.

Bailey said...

If you think it is bad now…YOU just wait until that wee one is born. The answer is YES it gets worse and sometimes your heart will feel 100 times bigger :-)

Happy Grandma-hood,

Beth

loula said...

I also got caught in the new grandma syndrome and looked for it online. Not only was the pattern priced high, they wanted to charge $12.95 to ship it. I said skip it!

marie said...

You got the Grandma bug! You can make the same quilt for each grandchild born in a different color. Since I have 10 grands then I would of only spent $1.60 on the pattern for each quilt--lol! It's all on how you look at it. Wait till Christmas---hide the credit cards.

Heartsdesire said...

Unfortunately, this Grandma Possessed Syndrome will be with you forever. I know, I have seven grandchildren, and when I see something I think they would like, I buy, no matter how costly.
The pattern you purchased is very cute, costly yes, but sweet. It will be a great addition to the baby's room.

Sue SA said...

Well being a Mum only I am not sure, but I guess I resisted temptation a fair bit with expensive clothes when they were little. However I did save my favorite quilts (that were challenging) to make for my first born. And now DS1 gets expensive Lego so that I can relieve my youth...so I guess the marketing people get to you at some point, thats why we call it "disposable income"!!! Whoever made that term up has never seen a bunch of quilters in full flight at a sale!

Elyte said...

So cute, and yes, hard to resist. Don't worry $16 is cheap in other parts of the world.

Terri in BC said...

Hate to tell you, but it will only get worse! I even made a scrapbook page of things I let my grandson do that his mother would get in trouble for (stickers on the wall, using my sewing scissors, etc) He even tried to cut out the berries on one of my appliques!

Terri in BC said...

I should have qualified my last comment - it wasn't that I actually let him do those things, I just don't get upset like I did when my girls were little. Being a Gramma also gives you infinitely more patience and understanding of how the little minds work. I wouldn't trade it for anything.

Darlene said...

Bitten by the Grandma Bug - it'll happen again and again. LOL

It's an adorable pattern but I agree it's a bit pricey.

Cindy said...

This is an adorable pattern but the price does seem alittle much! I don't have any grandkids just yet- my daughter is getting married late this summer and I'm hoping grandchildren aren't too far off. So, thanks for the heads up!:) I'm sure it's going to happen to me too! At least you recognized it right from the start and hopefully won't be doing it all that much. When you love something that much- it's okay every now and then!

annie said...

yes it is adorable, and I'm no grandma but have known my fair share, yes, you will absolutely go bonkers and be possessed! by the love for the little one, and you will go crazy and never want to get out of that condition!

Margaret said...

Sorry, but this will happen again. Not all the time but there are times when reason goes right out the window and you have to buy that super cute thing. I live a couple of hours from my grand kids and every time I visit I have to take them something. This will come back to bite me in the butt at some point I am sure but for now I am lovin' it.

Janna and Mike said...

It seems to be a real illness--our friend Gina you is camped next to us with Rollie has been bitten by the quilting bug but also has this Grandma syndrome you describe! She had no grandchildren and then in less than two years she has four granddaughters. EVERY store we enter she is on the hunt for cute baby clothes!

Anne said...

The answer is YES...a firm YES that you will become a "possessed Grandma" in every aspect of his little life. Prepare yourself!

SoozeM said...

Haha I saw this disease infect my parents when my kids were born. If you think that is bad just wait until that grandchild is a few years old and comes up to you, puts their tiny little hand in yours, gives you "the look" with the sad puppy dog eyes and says "Grandma, can I ....." and see how fast you run to get or do whatever it is :)

Lynda said...

Oh yes....that Grandma Syndrome is a corker! I have several quilts that I have made that will fit a twin bed...or bigger...for my 2 1/2 year old and even 5 month old grandchildren. My older grandchildren have all received hundreds (I'm sure of that amount) over the years and each of them have been loved and cuddled. Does a heart good!

Mia's Cottage said...

Ok... You have your pattern, you made the quilt....I think you need to sell the pattern to me now, so i can make one for my grand baby... Whenever I get one... I have a little stash already going and have no babies... Can't imagine what ill really do when I actually have a baby that I can hold!hahaha
I see a grandma syndrome in the future for me!

Anita said...

Yes I'm a grandma and once you get the syndrome it doesn't end, just gets worse actually. Especially in buying extravagant, useless things you wouldn't have bought for your kids...the grand kid gets it :) worse part is they know it and will use it to their advantage....sweetly done of course!