Anyway, I've been taking it slow down there, straightening up, sewing a few seams, folding fabric then pressing seams - you know, the old "mixing business with pleasure."
One pleasurable thing has been putting away my "new" fabric that I just washed. You see, a few days before Christmas, I visited a friend whose mom had died and who had tubs of fabric she was trying to get rid of. She warned me in advance that the fabric was old and that her mom had a lot of polyester. She did, but that isn't all she had. I came away with 13 different pieces of yardage, 2 pieces of corduroy (I've been wanting to make something with corduroy), and 11 pieces of either cotton or a cotton/poly blend. And while I can't precisely date the fabric, I'll say it is probably all from either the 80s or the early 90s, based on some of the receipts that were included in the bins.
I can't wait to use some of this new-to-me old fabric (I'm not calling it vintage since I don't have actual dates), and just because I love giving things away, I'm going to give 2 half yards of some of my favorite new-to-me old fabric to one of you. Just leave a message and let me know which two of the following 4 fabrics you would like to add to your stash. I'll choose a winner, with the help of Random.org, of course, on Wednesday morning at 6 AM - you know, something to look forward to on my first day back to work. Here are your choices - comment away!
|Pretty multicolored flowers tossed on white - I've already got a quilt design using this fabric percolating in my little ole brain!|
|Paisley flowers on yellow - for some reason the background color isn't true in the photo, it is more yellow than it appears here. I love paisley, so I was tickled to see that the flowers were arranged in a paisley form.|
|The colors in this bird print scream 70s to me - which is fine because I love the orange/yellow/brown/green combos of the 70s. The background looks almost tea dyed in person.|
|Winnie The Pooh and Piglet, too! I literally squealed when I saw this adorable little print!|