Will I ever have enough fabric?
While out of town last week, I bought this stack at this store. I brought it home washed, folded and ready to be put away. HA!
There wasn’t *any* way I could shove one more yard of anything into my fabric armoire. It was time for a major clean-up!
While folding my stash, I realized that I had forgotten about many pieces I had bought over the last few months. These were bought, washed and thrown in a pile somewhere around my dinning room table- aka sewing studio. (Those who know me well are laughing because there are MANY piles around my dinning room table as well as on top and behind.) I kept thinking that I had way too much fabric. I was embarrassed and a little ashamed at the stacks I had accumulated this past year. I felt a little overwhelmed and mad at myself for my latest purchase.
My sisters come over and marvel at my fabric stash. Chris shakes his head as he passes by. My kids can build forts in every room of the house with the yards I have.
Yesterday I wanted to make a doorway “curtain” for my front door since it’s propped open pretty much every day that it’s not raining. (I don’t have a screen door and I wanted something that keeps people from seeing straight into my house.) I go to my stash and look for *the* fabric which could be sewn for this project. Heck, I thought, this will be eeeeasy to find something to fit. I didn’t need much- just enough for two pieces to hang straight from the top of the door frame to about chest level. Chris had already installed the rod so everything was ready to go.
Nothing! I have nothin’ that I would want hanging for the world to see as they walk or drive by. I searched and searched. I wanted something which reflects us as a family. I wanted something hip, modern, breezy and earthy.
Still nothing can be found. I will have to brave the heat tomorrow and search for just the right fabric. But really, I must say that this case is not unusual. I’m always looking for that certain fabric design which will create something that looks exactly the way I imagined. I believe that the fabric can truly make or brake what you’re sewing. Please, choose fabric wisely. Take the time to get it right and you’ll never regret it.
So- the next time the lady working at the Stitchin Post who recognizes me and thinks I LIVE in Sisters because I’m there “buying fabric all the time” asks if I need anything else- I just might say, “Why yes, of course I need something else”, because that next yard might be *the* right piece of fabric. 😉
And lastly, you MUST check out this sewing room.
Have a great weekend!