Wednesday, August 8, 2007

I feel the urge to craft.

Don't the side-effects of medicines that are advertised on TV crack you up? They usually sound as bad or worse than the ailments they are meant to treat. I heard one today that said "If you experience increased urges to gamble, notify your doctor." Now that could be dangerous. I hope there are safeguards in place to prevent this substance from falling into the wrong hands. (Say, in Las Vegas.) If I were on this medication, I would more likely have increased urges to shop. My husband would be continually saying to my teenage daughter, "Your mother's not answering her cell phone. She must at the fabric store again. You have to go down there and bring her home."
At the store I go to for thread, pins and other necessities, there is a huge table in the back piled high with discounted fabrics. I can't seem to go in that store without checking the "flat folds" as they are called. I try not to, but it's just too hard.

These are the latest treasures that I found there.

A couple of years ago at our county fair I saw a quilt that was made from ties and suit fabrics. I loved it so much that I started collecting ties and wool fabrics to make one. I was so excited to find these fabrics on the discount table. I was told that they are actual silk tie fabrics.

I love the polka dots and other patterns used in making ties.

I haven't come up with a pattern for this quilt yet, but I hope to test a couple out this week some time. (I have been able to cross several things off my work list and had one postponement, so a reward in the form of crafting time is in order don't you think?)

I found this pile of pockets at a garage sale. They are too small to be actual pockets. I think they must have been for some type of quilt. I may be able to incorporate them.


Vallen said...

Those pockets are such a great find. They remind me of a quilt I saw that was made from men's dress shirts.

Angie said...

I love those pockets! They would be cute on a slipcover for a little girl.