Friday, February 01, 2008
Liberating dedicated fabric...
Try saying that fast, five times in a row.
My Dad is an electrician. I know what a dedicated circuit is. You know, it's that special plug reserved for a special appliance requiring a bit more than usual juice, like the frig or a computer system. I have fabric like that. See, I start a project, in this case, a batik quilt. I gather up fabrics from my stash that I like together. Maybe acquire a few more. I keep them in a box, dedicated to the project. Now, it takes me a while to get from beginning to end of a quilt. This quilt has been in the works for about 9 months. As the months pass, I keep opening that pandora's box, tempted to sneak out one of those lovely peices to make a postcard or maybe a table runner... but I just can't allow that, because what if I run out before the dedicated quilt is finished? I'm pretty sure I have more than enough, but what if...? That would be a tragedy, for sure. So I sigh and close the box, promising myself, I'll get that quilt done sooner rather than later, because I've thought up all kinds of new mayhem for that there batik! Finally finished the top yesterday. WOO-HOO!! And you know what that means. Yep, all these lovely batiks can go back in the stash! It's a fairly large bucket of fabric, quite a winfall for the ole stash. And its amazing to see how new the fabrics look when not in the light of the old project. Sigh. Life is good.