Monday, October 24, 2016

10-24-16


It's "Maker Monday!" 
... my series of posts where I feature something the daughter or I are working on, 
and encourage the maker lifestyle.

So... I would show you photos; but it's embarrassing.
My house looks like a Joanne Fabric shop blew up, and landed in my living room.

Now, let me preface this by saying that I can sew. I'm not great, but I can do curtains, pillowcases, Halloween Costumes... and I do hand quilting. That said, most all the sewing I have done is completely by hand. I own a sewing machine, but frankly, am a bit phobic about using it. A problem I hope to overcome one day... but in the meantime...

I adore fabric. I come by it honestly.
My grandmother was an incredible seamstress, as was my sister.
Both of my sister's daughters made their own wedding gowns (with help from my sister).
When my grandmother passed away, my sister inherited all her fabric (rooms full). When my sister passed away, I inherited the bulk of it. Over the years, I have added greatly to the stash.
Many years ago, when we lived in Albuquerque, I went through the fabric and donated 13 big garbage bags full of fabric to charitable groups that did quilting and sewing, and then donated these items to nursing homes, foster care and the like.

A couple days ago when I started going through the fabric I still had about 10 large tubs full;
plus 4 boxes/bags of misc fabric stuff and clothing to chop up. Yah... I know.
So today's "Maker Monday" is about "making it work" as Tim Gunn is oft to say.
It's about figuring out what is, perhaps, a more realistic amount of things to potentially use.
I am almost through it all.

See you all tomorrow...