Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sunday-10:30am

I shouldn't be posting again when I am so far behind online, but this will be a quick. ;) Karma tried to claim one of the JoAnn's boxes. It was just a bit too small for her and she lost interest pretty quickly.
Rubye wondered where the fabric was in my order--LOL! So I decided to take most of the fabric out of the box for some pics. I bought most of these around 14-15 years ago when I worked in an office and needed skirts, vests, and jackets to wear every day. Some of it is older than that--a couple newer. You know how when you are sewing regularly and you see something pretty that you fall in love with...LOL!
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The black and rusty brown fabrics on the left are faux suede.
I knew any of these could make pretty journal covers--but some of the fabric is quite thin and that's why I wanted the heavyweight fusible interfacing. Might be a way to use a thin chipboard insert if the interfacing doesn't work?
The lighter fabric kept having a glare, so here's a better shot by itself. It's like a floral watercolor!
So this is why I didn't need to buy any fabric. ;) Been carrying a box full around for years. So long that I can't remember what I had planned to make with which fabric and which pattern. Especially since I occasionally bought a couple yards just because with no specific pattern in mind. I can't work anywhere anymore--and, truth, I'm much fluffier than I was 15 years ago--so I can use it for whatever I feel like. ;)
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Anyways, didn't sleep much at all last night, either.
Looks like I might not catch up too much online today, either.
I will eventually. I promise. :)
Quiet, noodle weekend here.
Hope it's a good one your way. :)
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"Darkness deserves gratitude. It is the allelula point at which we learn to understand that all growth does not take place in the sunlight."
Joan Chittister

35 comments:

  1. You have a very interesting collection of fabrics and each would be amazing as a journal cover. My favourite is the floral....I am a sucker for flowers.
    Have a fantastic week....just keep busy:)
    xxx

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  2. There we go!
    These would be great for journal covers, but also clothes would be good?
    I hope tonight is better for sleeping for you. I haven't slept well the last couple of nights either -- maybe it's the moon.

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  3. Wonderful quote! I love seeing all your craft projects - you make me wish I was still quilting.

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  4. Cute, Karma!

    Those fabrics will keep you busy for a while.

    I hope you manage to catch up on some sleep, Rita. I know how it feels to be zombie-like due to lack of sleep. Take care and get some rest.

    Love and hugs,
    Serena xo

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  5. Oooooo pretty fabric. I guess bright minds think alike because I was working on my journal cover last night. I just used spray adhesive on cardboard. It looks nice though!

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  6. I had to come over and get my Karma fix for the day. And that last fabric is simply so beautiful!

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  7. The pictures of Karma always make me smile.

    I sewed a lot when my children were small. I gathered a lot of fabric which I finally got rid of along with the sewing machine.

    You have a very nice selection of fabric.

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  8. Aww...poor Karma. (she looks a bit annoyed)

    You have some very nice fabric there. Would make beautiful journal covers.

    I hope you're able to get some sleep soon. *hugs*

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  9. You look like you're well set up to make some journal covers with fabric!! Can't wait to see what you do!

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  10. You have some very pretty fabrics. They will make some nice projects.

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  11. Gwen--I love that floral one, too. The pattern would be large, but I think it would still be pretty. :)

    Rubye--LOL! Maybe clothes, too. But then I rarely leave the apartment...so maybe a waste of fabric. ;)
    I wonder if it is the moon? Darn it.

    Deb--My best friend has made quilts but hasn't for years. She's gotten the bug again, too. I've never quilted...yet. Not that I need anything else to do--LOL! ;)

    Serena--About time I did something with them. :)
    I know! Zombieland is not a good place to live. Or visit. ;)

    Donna--Cool! I am planning to make refillable covers at first, but I might use fabric when I make some new handmade journals in the future, too. Take pictures!! :)

    Djan--LOL! Your Karma fix! My aunt does that, too. Says she needs her Karma fix. :)

    Beth--Glad you like to see what Karma is up to. I'm so glad I never gave my machine away and that I hung on to the fabric. I started sewing when Dagan was a baby, too. :):)

    AliceKay--Haha! Yes, she gave up on that box. :)
    Still trying to get some sleep. *sigh*

    Carol C--I am set up! I'll take pictures, never fear! ;)

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  12. Karma is such a crack-up LOL!

    Oh and I LOVE the grayish/black fabric in the middle.
    I used to have a sewing business and my entire basement is filled with fabric. I really need to start selling it on ebay or something. I could probably stock an entire store ;)

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  13. "Darkness deserves gratitude. It is the allelula point at which we learn to understand that all growth does not take place in the sunlight."
    Joan Chittister

    Well, I am in teh Darkeness and working on the Alleluia point

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  14. Sweet Karma wasn't happy, heh. Beautiful fabric. I am somewhat of a fabric hoarder and always think someday... I've learned to stay out of the fabric departments ;)

    Have a wonderful day and wishes for some shuteye (for both of us!)

    Deanna

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  15. Karma wants you to buy a "Cat Horn" - they look sort of shoe horns, but you use them to squeeze cats into small boxes...

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  16. Having a good eye day so I came for a visit. Looks like you have another project started! Karma apparently likes all your projects! Hope all is well and thanks for sticking with me through this time. If my eyes hold a little longer I'll be back soon. If not I want to just thank you for sticking with me.

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  17. Dear Rita,
    The fabric is lovely. I especially like the watercolor-like floral one. How beautiful that would be on a couch.

    The quote hits home for me. Thank you.

    Joan Chittister is a Benedictine nun from Erie, Pennsylvania. A friend of mine is a close friend of Joan's. We met about thirty years ago at St. John's Benedictine Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota. Even then, she was dynamic. When she spoke in a group, it was as if she was speaking just to me.

    She's a true pacifist. She not only "talks the talk," she also always "walks the walk."

    Peace.

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  18. Hope the sandman visits you tonight so you can get lots of rest. That is a great box of fabric just waiting to be used!

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  19. Karma is so adorable ~ love her! ~ Fabric ~ Wow! you will be busy creating ~ Wonder what you will create ~ Happy Valentine's Day ~ Carol

    PS ~ Merging my blogs to one A Creative Harbor ~ so everything is under construction ~

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  20. You've been hoarding treasures!

    I slept badly last night too, I was so exhausted that I went to sleep in the afternoon.

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  21. Like a time machine those fabrics! I think they are crying out to be made into "fancy works" and " removable collars"! I too have a box of "for office wear" fabrics as well. I've decided to turn them into flocks of little birdies, maybe even a mobile if I can make enough. My best sewing skill was unpicking.....

    Hope you catch up on some sleep soon!

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  22. Now your sewing machine is fixed you can make all kinds of things with all that fabric!

    Hope you got some decent sleep and caught up a bit online.

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  23. Rae--Thanks! Enough there to keep me busy for a long, long time the way I rotate projects around--LOL! ;)

    Elisa--Sewing business? Now you've got me wondering what that was all about. A basement full of fabric! Wow! You could sell it on etsy.com, too. Or start your business back up? ;)

    Trisha--You have to want the light more than the darkness. We can actually become more comfortable with darkness (victim-loss, pain, sorrow) because it is just so totally familiar to us. I do know.

    Deanna--Too easy to become a fabric hoarder--LOL! I bought most of these when I was working two jobs--average of 117 hours a week--like I had time to sew! ;)

    Iggy--ROFL@Cat Horn!!! Have to be an extra large! ;)

    Melynda--Oh, Sweetie!! I am so sticking with you! Thrilled some of your sight has returned--for however long. So tickled that you could stop by. I'm honored you'd spend your precious time with a visit to Karma and me. Bless you, dear one!! :):)

    Dee--That watercolor fabric on a couch...I think that was a remnant and could have been upholstery fabric. I think I was going to try to make a vest out of it.
    That's so amazing that you actually know Joan Chittister! I get daily quotes from a couple places and save the ones I like. Have hundreds--what are the odds. ;)

    Carolyn--No Mr. Sandman. :( Maybe his hours were cut or he was let go like so many others. ;)

    Carol & AMDog--I'll always post pictures of whatever I am "creating", that's for sure. Merging blogs--cool! Just so I don't lose you. :)

    Friko--LOL! Yes! I confess! I am a treasure hoarder. You betcha! ;)
    Sorry you're having a hard time sleeping lately, too. Catch a few winks when you can! :)

    Cindy--"fancy works"--doesn't that just crack you up! LOL! I gotta make me some of those. ;)
    Turning your "for office wear" box of fabric into flocks of little birdies--now that I'll be waiting to see. LOL@best sewing skill the unpicking!! Very familiar with that skill. ;)

    Tori--Yup! Lots of choices of what to make with the fabric. :)
    I did get caught up online some, but still not catching up much on sleep. Soon, I hope. :)

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  24. Lovely fabrics, Rita. It always cracks me up the way cats love boxes, and even more so when they get their heads into a paper bag! Has Karma ever done that?

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  25. I guess even plants need darkness...

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  26. Happy Valentine's Day to you and Karma! :)

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  27. So much pretty fabric! I love sewing. Just yesterday I was thinking I'll probably get out my sewing machine and make something. Not sure what yet.

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  28. ((i am REALLY behind too....))

    what a wonderful collection of fabric!! journal covers would be very cool...and i bet you'll come up with lots of other ideas too! hey! maybe a little outfit for karma!! ha!

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  29. Hey, Rita... you could make some journal covers with those fabrics!

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  30. My gosh, my comment was so redundant. You already mentioned that!!! I do wonder, HOW do you store all that stuff!!

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  31. That watercolour flower fabric is just beautiful isn't it and I really loved the second from the right... love the natural background colour... you are so clever to be able to sew... xx

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  32. Hey Rita!! Love all the fabric and your ideas for things to do with it all. :) I'm getting ready to sew up a costume for a Titanic Memorial Tea for the 100th year. Wish me luck!

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  33. I haven't visited for a few days and see that Sunday was the last time you posted. I do hope you're alright? Just keeping busy? Hopefully, the sandman has started calling at bedtime again?
    I love your fabrics. There are some really beautiful, standout pieces. I can't wait to see what you do with them. Book covers is a lovely idea!

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  34. I used to sew A LOT!! I made tons of clothes for Alex and Shane when they were little (and I was broke!). But the cost of notions now make it more expensive, and the Army movers broke my sewing machine when I first married Thomas. Alex always had the cutest dolls clothes and barbie doll clothes too!!

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  35. Jenny--Nope. Karma doesn't seem to want to go inside of bags, just to lay on top of them. She has gotten her head almost stuck in a small box, though--LOL! ;)

    Snowbrush--Everything needs darkness, but too much of it and nothing will grow.

    Connie--Thanks! Same to you, FarGuy, and Chance! :)

    Barb--If you decide to sew--take pictures!! :)

    Laura--LOL@an outfit for Karma!! I'm behind once again now! ;)

    Nikki--LOL! I guess I am constantly thinking, arranging, rearranging...and then Leah took all the handmade papermaking supplies to her place--hehe! ;)

    Tracey--Oh, the brown one with the mauve flowers? Luscious!!
    I learned the basics in Home Economics class in high school. :)

    Stephanie--Oh goodness! The Titanic Memorial Tea--take pictures! Of what you sew and the tea!!! Fun! :)

    Desiree--I'm finally feeling better now (Sat). Thanks so much! :)

    Jeannie--That's when I really learned to sew, too. My mom bought me this machine when Dagan was a baby. I hope the army offered to replace the sewing machine they broke! :(

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