Monday, June 05, 2006
More fabric - and something to read
Thought I'd come home for lunch and the postman had brought more fabric and a book. I adored These is my Words by Nancy E. Turner and have read the sequel, Sarah's Quilt. I liked that too, though maybe not as much as the first one. I'm looking forward to reading this other one of hers - might save it for when I go on holiday in July.
The other pictures show how I keep track of my stash (sorry they're a bit mixed up - blogger didn't insert them in the order added them and I daren't change them in case I delete everything - AGAIN). Because a lot of the fabric I have is cut up from shirts and stuff purchased at charity shops it doesn't fold up in one neat piece. I put each fabric in ziplock bags once I've cut it up and keep it in storage boxes with regular cuts of fabric in the same colour. Trouble is, I'm not the neatest of people, and the boxes tend to get a little jumbled up, shall we say. So I cut a little piece of each fabric and stick it onto old business cards from my last job with double-sided tape - the plastic holders are the sort they sell for photographers to keep their slides in. I still pull out the actual fabrics to decide what I'm going to use and lay them all out together - the squares are too small for that, but having a little sample of each means I can hunt for a fabric even if I've put it in the wrong box because if it's in the folder I know I've got it. Besides, I like flicking through the folder and looking at the fabrics anyway!
By the way - the pattern for the bears - it's Simplicity 5247 :o)