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Saturday, December 13, 2008

WARNING!


This is what happens when you leave a thing half done. It might even be a picture of What Too Much Fabric Looks Like. Well, I exaggerate a bit; that's a small proportion of my actual stash, which is boxed up now and looking tidy in the far corner of my studio. But it was what stopped me playing with my embellisher this afternoon; I quite simply couldn't get at the table. And yes, there was a bit of me thinking, there's something I should be doing, here... but hey, the embellisher won't go away, and I can now see the table. And I managed to put all of that lovely fabric away, including the small mountain that was underneath the table, without falling in love with more than one piece of fabric, which is now sitting waiting on top of the sewing machine. I'm impressed. And I think I might do some quilting before Robin gets back from the football.

Funny, though, I might think I have too much fabric, I might even believe it; but it's still remarkably difficult to contemplate giving it away... but I do have some set aside for Sally, and some more for Jill. And Andrew is coming for Christmas with his new girlfriend, and she sews...so perhaps she might like to do a bit of judicious stash diving while she's here... so I'm not as mean as all that! And there will be one or two more quilty visitors after Christmas, and I'm looking forward to sharing some of that lovely fabric with my friends.

9 comments:

ZudaGay said...

I can't see my sewing machine at the moment and I really need to hem a pair of slacks. What fun to have lots of fabric to choose from!!! Oh! Andrew has a new girl friend...and she sews! :) Happy news!

Leslie said...

Hey Marion,

Welcome to my world... Creative chaos, yeah that's right, creative chaos.

Elma in Lochwinnoch said...

You can *never* have too much fabric :-)

AltheaP said...

Don't you know that whoever dies with the most fabric, wins?

Judy Alexander said...

Love to know that I am not alone when it comes to making a mess....I am sure that if I was more organized I could get a whole lot more done!

Diane Elizabeth said...

Marion -- I have a similar situation with fabric. I'll never use up what I have, but I'm not ready to let go of it either. I've even tried selling on Etsy, but that hasn't worked very well. I sold one fat quarter.

Happy quilting! Diane

MargaretR said...

I've just been playing catchup! You are so busy and still turning out lovely things. I'm just like you and have loads of material and loads of everything else come to think of it, but I just can't get myself to give it away.

LadyK said...

I love creative Chaos! I have a lot of fabric too. Some I bought, but the majority of it comes from old clothes that I take all buttons, zippers, etc. off and store the fabric for use in other things.

Right now I'm making two leather jackets & 8 boots (out of an older leather jacket I had) for my two mini doxies. They freeze outside so fast and I'm afraid they are going to get frost bit paws one of these days. Our temps are below zero a lot these days. Night before last it was -34.

Kate said...

Oh, do I know the feeling -- I just forced myself to pick out two bins of fabric to sell. I figure it's a start!