Friday, January 25, 2013
Remember that old Clint Eastwood Dirty Harry line, “Do ya feel lucky, punk?”
I’ve been reading a couple of blogs regularly and a bunch of others intermittently, entering contests and seeing what’s going on. And I never win. Well almost never. I did win something from the Nancy Zieman blog sometime within about the last 18 months. It was a very nice booklet on machine appliqué.
But fabric giveaways? Nope. How about some cool craft supplies. No way. I must not live right.
Today I was reading a certain nationally known quilt teacher’s blog, and someone sent her a box of feed sacks. Now I love nationally know quilting teachers as much as the next person, but gosh! I need quilt sacks much more than she does!!
I remember when I was beginning to learn sewing -- I might have blogged about this before -- my dad’s Aunt Mary generously opened her sewing stash to me, and I picked out some fabric that may or may not have been feed sack cotton. It was white or cream with tiny flowers, orange and green. I made a blouse from it with a pattern she also gifted to me. I was in heaven!
Nowadays, if you look for feed sack fabric, you can find it, but it is very dear to purchase. I know because I’ve looked and I can’t afford to buy it! Say the word "Vintage" and up goes the price.
I do buy old linens and handkerchiefs when I can find them at reasonable prices or when I love the patterns a lot.
So hey, why isn’t someone sending any of us a nice package of fabric just because??
Oh well. Sew on!