Sunday, August 30, 2015

The Ugly Fabric Debate

Teenage Daughter has four days until her next cosplay event. That's enough time to design and sew a new dress - or so she assures me!  We spent a chunk of yesterday afternoon digging through my stash of old sheets to find something she could use for a test run of the new sleeve design.

I guess "ugly" isn't an obvious description, since she came downstairs with an armload of vintage 70s floral prints. She thinks they're hideous. I think they're nostalgic and pretty and, even if I never find the perfect project for them, I know they've got value to others. The vintage florals went back into their box and I sent her off with a stack of solids that weren't ugly, but were crunchy polyester blends and some pilled flannel.  I do use some blends in my quilts, but those solids were even below my standards. And now they've served a useful purpose. Win-win, right?

I'm spending the morning freezing the fifteen pounds of roasted Hatch peppers we picked up yesterday and daydreaming about the yummy stuff we'll be able to make with them.

Weekly Stash Report  

Fabric Used this Week: 0 yards
Fabric Used year to Date: 4 3/4 yards
Added this Week: 5 yards (solid black for those embroidery blocks and Jo's Midnight Hour quilt)
Added Year to Date: 46 yards
Net Added for 2015: 41 1/4 yards

Yarn Used this Week: 400 yards
Yarn Used year to Date: 6400 yards
Yarn Added this Week: 0 yards
Yarn Added Year to Date: 9165 yards
Net Added for 2015:   2765 yards

This post is linked to Patchwork Times.

1 comment:

TheEclecticAbuela said...

I, too, love 70s florals. Styles change so often that soon they will be "in" again--wait and see! :)


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