Thursday, July 16, 2009

Talk Back Thursday

Thank you so much to Cindy, Shannon, Summerset, Meredith, Lois K, Elaina and Pamela D for sharing their stories with me and Cindy last week! Cindy asked to hear stories about the oldest pieces of fabric that people have in their stashes. I really recommend that you read these stories first hand (here) - they are very cool!

I'll try to tempt you with just a few details... The fabric ages ranged from 20 years old to 90 years old! The stories carried wonderful memories of special ocasions (like a wedding), adventures (such as a young Navy wife in Sicily), special places of the kind that are getting more and more scarce these days (an independent fabric store, a local fabric mill), and, most of all, special people in our lives (family and friends)!

Most of those pieces of fabric are still waiting for just the right pattern - but Cindy used her fabric to make an earth day project - grocery bags. You can see her tutorial for this project on her blog, Learn2SewFlorida, here.

Reading the stories reminded me that sewing is more than just the clothes that we make - it colors our whole lives.

Thank you to everyone for the wonderful stories! :)