Thursday, November 13, 2008

My Sister gives me crack...

Well, it is crack to me...

I believe that I have mentioned that I have a weakness for vintage fabrics (and other linens and textiles). I have been fortunate (from my perspective, anyway) to have lived in an area with a tradition of estate sales and auctions. I have collected quite a few vintage fabrics from those sources, sometimes from the online auction and from the odd antique store or flea market. I used to sell many of them on ebay, but then something happened. I began to think "maybe I will just keep this one. It is so beautiful - interesting- unique etc" Before you know it, I was only listing things that I had "extra" of.

Then I came to the desert where there are no old things. Suddenly, there was no more supply! I began to troll sources while on vacation, (during the adventure, I found two green feedsacks with a novelty print at a vintage store for $6 each!)

After spending time visiting craft blogs, I began to get inspiration to create. I decided that I needed to "make better use of my time" an attitude highly prized in my mother's home! Making softies, quilts etc for charity seemed like a good fit for me.

But, I could not use my vintage fabrics. My vision for them is quilts. (I have very long-range vision, so don't expect to see any finished quilts right away!)

I went to Jo-Ann and found flannel remnants! Often, I found them on sale at 75% of the off the bolt price. When the flannels are on sale at $2.50/yd, the remnants are $1.25/yd. Why, they practically pay me to take them away!

I have collected quite a few....


The bottom shelf is flannel solids -


These are the flannel prints...

And this is the crack that Wisest Sister gave me!
She probably didn't realize how deep I am into it. I am sure she wouldn't have knowingly contributed to my sad dependency. Since she is a recovering stasher herself, she understands the issues. She just didn't know.....

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was just "sharing," another trait highly prized in Mom's home!It is nice to know someone in the family understands this "stashing" behavior. WS (Is this why druggies hang out together?)

BigCat said...

What a collection. They look so lovely stacked up on the shelves in their tidy piles.