Sewing My Life Together

Things To Give Away and Suggestions

Slowly, slowly, slowly I am going through piles of fabric, thread,  fusible ‘stuff’, and everything else I have accumulated over the years.

Yuck. Mostly I hate thinking about doing it, and in my mature adult years I have become good at procrastinating. It is easy for me to ignore piles, dust, dirt, and then sit down and go into a world of my own. I wish I had that compulsive housecleaning/decorating gene, but I don’t. But yesterday, in a rare moment of ‘decluttering’, I pulled out stuff from my closet, under the bed, the piles of fabric I have stashed here and there, and began the job.

the mess on the bed.

the mess on the bed.

I suppose I should be horrified at myself, but it is what it is and I am who I am. (NOTE: In the past, when I was younger, I actually LIKED organizing my stuff and my room. But that was way before I had so much stuff that it became onerous).

I did throw away stuff that was old, broken, of just stupid. (Who needs a 6 inch by 2 inch scrap of orange fabric? I could throw that one away easily).

But now I find myself with some give-aways. I have several yards of beautiful fleece/flannel in red, yellow and blue:

Fleece, flannel of felt: I am not sure.

Fleece, flannel of felt: I am not sure.

The colors are much brighter than they look here. I have 3/4 of a yard of each, plus some goodly lengths of red and blue.

Then, I also have these 3 inch triangles and squares, leftovers from some pillow projects; I’ve kept them thinking I would make some random pillows from them as gifts, and realized that I never would. But I could not throw them away, so they are up for grabs:

Calico colors, assorted.

Calico colors, assorted.

See what I mean? These are too good to throw away, so I am giving them away. (Note: I DID post them on Freecycle, but I have had no responses yet.

Finally, I located, ironed, and measured this  that was a gift from someone long ago who knew I loved fabric.  I believe it is Japanese fabric in dark blue and white. I have at least 12 yards of it, but it is less that 15 inches wide. I have no idea what to do with it.

I don’t think I am giving this away yet, but I am looking for suggestions as to what to do with it. Any ideas?

White waves on blue fabric. 15 inches wide, 12 yards long.

White waves on blue fabric. 15 inches wide, 12 yards long.

Japanese fabric2 Japanese fabric3It is beautiful, yes? I’d love ideas from my readers.

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