What's on my desk this Wednesday? Lots and lots of fabric! I try to limit my fabric purchases to current projects and to what fits in my hutch, but this past weekend a dear lady gave me a ton of awesome fabric AND the patterns to go with them. Yes, GAVE! I am still reeling! She said, "You sew like I wish I could. Do you want some of this?" I replied, "Ummm, well, sure." She pulled out this and that and more of this and that and the patterns to go with. And it kept coming!
I literally sat on the floor that night and went through all of it, oohing and aahing, studying the new patterns, and re-folding everything. Oh the possibilities! After two hours on the floor and a stiff back, I put it all back in the huge paper sack to deal with the next day. I even had dreams of sewing! Seriously.
The next day, I started to put all the new fabric in the hutch and realized I didn't have room. "Well, I guess I better re-organize." That led to, "I wonder if she washed these? I don't want them to shrink later - I better do it now." (Three loads later....)
Then ironing and folding. I still have the last load to iron and fold.
(Now stepping into time warp and my thought processes.....) "Whew. Wait. I still don't have room. Better organize the "old" stash. Hmmmmm. Re-fold to fit all the same way. Hmmmmm. Sort by color? By type? Holiday? What about the scraps? Can't throw those out! Good grief - that's a crime! Ok, sort those by color. I have boxes. I'll label them. Ooooh, labeling! Where was I? I'll start with this stack...."
Scary, huh? Welcome to my little world. And that's what's on my work desk today! So here's my stash hutch. Isn't she pretty? Let's pull out the first stack...
As you can see, I have a bit more to do. It's a labor of love though!
I really am excited that she shared all these goodies with me. It was like Christmas day, except that I had actually slept the night before. I can't wait to start on some of these great projects. And, knowing what she intended to do with the fabrics and patterns, I am going to send a few fun things back her way for sure!
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