Category Archives: Fabric

Whoops!

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Had a bit too much fabric fun at the thrift store, and then also at Wal-Mart, which is weird, because the latter doesn’t carry fabric, really, beyond jelly rolls and the like.  (I’m not very fond of Wally World but I needed a better storage solution for the fabric I found at my local thrift store.)

One thing I did get that I’m really glad I got – I got a Singer 239 Fashion Mate  a really nice price, hurrah!  It’s a tiny bit older than Betty and the table needs a lot of TLC, but I don’t think it’s going to be a lot of work.  We’re probably going to get it going for my youngest son who’s got a strong interest in learning to sew.  I’m all for that! Good life skill, at the very least.  Hmm – I’ll try to get pics up at some point, but I’m just worn out this afternoon. ;P  Although, that’d probably be just for my benefit at this point, haha, as I imagine noone’s really dropping in here right now.

Other things I found beyond just fabric:

  • A new fold up bag for my purse – I have a thing for what in the US is referred to as calico (?).
  • A pretty little table runner? Just a guess on this one – feels like quilting fabric.  Sweet, though.  I look forward to figuring out how to use it.
  • A lovely embroidered tablecloth – feels like linen.  Very soft.  One small spot I’m hoping to remove, ’cause I’d love to send it to my mom!
  • What I’m guessing is a newer piece of Pyrex – a pretty little mixing bowl.
  • A cool little melamine rice bowl. A bit worn but still neat, especially for about a quarter.
  • Some lovely fabric that reminds me of Guatemala.  No idea where it really hails from, though, but in any case, for $2, I thought it well worth bringing home.
  • An early 50s children’s Robin Hood story book – my youngest will be super stoked.
  • And Zeitoun by Dave Eggers – a really great book about amazing New Orlinean Mr. Zeitoun after Katrina.  I highly recommend it. I was able to pick up a hard copy that I’m quite happy to have.

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There’s more, but fabric will be tomorrow.

 

 

 

Lovely Surprise

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I’ve been going through a box of patterns I got in a job lot off of eBay – checking for completeness, sorting out what I’m going to sell or give away and so on.    I was looking at this pattern

– when I realized I was feeling a pattern envelope that was way too thick for the pattern pieces that were included.

Nothing odd about the pattern pieces:

Huh. What’s this?

The surprise inside:

This is really pretty fabric (in my opinion), tucked away along time ago by a woman I’ll never get to meet.  I’m sad it wasn’t her granddaughter or niece or the like that found this.  What a little treasure.  I’ll keep this with the pattern at least until I come up with the perfect way to use it.

A few more pictures of the fabric are below.  The pics aren’t the best as they were taken inside at night, but I especially think the non-flash photo allows you to see the translucence of the pattern.  I wish I knew what the fabric was….