Instead of sewing I made plans for my Christmas sewing...yeap, I'm dedicating December to making Christmas presents. One, because if I get the items sewn that I want in November...I will have plenty of new clothing to see me through an abbreviated work month...ummm, I'm in jeans and twinsets that last week of the month because I'm one of the few people in the office.
And two, I bought a boatload of flannel last year...supposedly to make pjs, which I didn't! So this year...except for my mother...everyone is getting something made with my own two hands! I'm even pulling out the crochet hook and some stored yarn to crochet a few scarves. I made some a couple of years ago and they were a big hit so I will revisit the love again this Christmas.
Finally, I was leafing through a binder of old Sew News articles. The last time I moved, I decided to only keep the Sew News articles that I liked instead of all of the magazines. This made for a very interesting and diverse binder...but when I got to this article, I realized I had to share! It's from the ohmygosh the article doesn't have a date on it! But it was back when the magazine was in the larger format and the title of the article is "Stash Management" by Michele Shoesmith.
So you know where I'm going right?! *LOL* Anyway, here is the opening paragraph:
"The simple truth about fabric is that most of us have enough on hand to create several wardrobes. Each and every purchase was essential in order to maintain our mental health andstimulate our creative spirit. Of course, the next time we're in the fabric store, another wonderful fabric calls to us, begging to be purchased. We're most happy to oblige even though we know we haven't a nook or cranny to store another piece."
Those simple but oh so true statements got me! The article goes on to describe ways to store fabric, folding techniques, fabric arrangement and a fabric file.
I really wish I had the date so that others could go back in their Sew News collection and read the article for themselves and I can see that I have been "stash managing" for some time! *LOL*
That's it for tonight...just wanted to share a little of what's going on in my sewing world...