It has been 11 days since my last post so I guess I’ll begin by explaining that I have been way too busy thinking and being overwhelmed to mess with this blog because a bomb exploded in my house and now everything is covered with fabric.

Eighties Ladies

Eighties Ladies

It all began the day after my last post when my package arrived in the mail hot off the press over at Spoonflower.

This was super duper exciting because: (a) the design belongs to me and my mother, our having created it together more than 20 years ago, and (b) the samples turned out SO much better than I expected them to, the design having been created with the earliest version of Microsoft Paintbrush. The design is near and dear to my heart because every face represents somebody one of us used to know, way back when, and because we created it together, trading computer time over the course of about a week to complete all the faces. I’ve got it for sale out there, now, if anybody wants to buy some of it (and their organic cotton sateen is currently 25% off, to boot).

Turns out this was a trend, because the very next day I went to Joann’s on a mission to find t-shirt fabric. I was unsuccessful but I did find a good medium weight stretchy knit I knew I could use for one of my vintage dress patterns. I took 4 yards home with me, along with about 3 yards of a lightweight poly I knew would work great for a summer blouse — and it was ALL red-tagged on the clearance aisle!!!

And then, that afternoon, I received the 9 yards of green chambray I’d ordered from Beverly’s the week before. I was very fabric happy as we entered the weekend, let me tell you.

But that was nothing compared to the 3 large storage tubs of fabric I was unexpectedly gifted on Saturday afternoon. And this is where the fabric bomb really begins. Because I was already totally, 100% Out Of Space to store additional fabric when my last post went to press and now I am itchy and twitchy because I’ve decided to keep all said gifted fabric and I have nowhere to put it without major rejiggering of multiple closets.

To top it all off, I then went out on Wednesday and bought yet more fabric in the form of actual t shirt weight jersey so that I could learn how to sew up my own t shirts.

Both yesterday and the day before were spent learning a little bit about how to work with light weight jersey knit, which is what my next post will be about. In the meantime, here are some pic’s of the fabric I’m now lucky enough to call my own. Truly, I am a most, most fortunate lady, here.

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