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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

March 16, 2009

Hiding fabric!

Anyone love fabric? Anyone like to buy a little here and a little there? Thinking oh I just need a little of this color, or a lot of that color? Telling myself I will sew with it right away! I think I have been buying fabric since I was in 3rd grade making myself doll clothes, wrap around skirts, doll quilts. I still have some of the fabric. Sometimes I have to hide fabric in closets, suitcases, baskets, tv cabinets, top shelf of pantry, linen closet, bottom of hubby's chest of drawers...just put t-shirts that don't fit on top...he doesn't look beyond the top layer! You never know when you might need it!

Years go by and I realize some of this is starting to look....vintage....how old is the fabric? How old am I? This was popular in the70's and 80's...but not now!

These are my old kitchen cabinets that I put my fabric in.
funny story....in Junior High during home ec...I was sewing a dress. When I stood up and held the dress up....I had sewed it to the skirt I was wearing! Hahahha....where's the seam ripper?
Proverbs 31:22 says she makes bed coverings for herself; notice it is more than one. I think that means we should make as many quilts and wall hangings as possible in one's lifetime!!!! You can never have too much quilt fabric. It makes me wonder how much fabric the woman in Proverbs 31 had, and then where did she hide it?


Sherri said...

Thank you Debbie for visiting my blog and commenting me back...I can't take credit for the picture of the french toast....that goes to whoever put it on Photobucket,ha ha...But mine did pretty much look like that anyway.
Thank you for liking the pics of the kids and the blog in general! Come back soon!

Mimi Sue said...

You have a wonderful fabric collection. I am so sorry to hear about your sweet dogs. Some people are so cruel. I just can't understand it. Mimi

Susan (Between Naps On The Porch.net) said...

LOL That sounds just like something I would do, Debbie! :-) Too cute! I love fabric, too. When I walk through fabric stores, I feel like a kid in a candy shop. I can't keep my hands to myself...have to touch and feel all the wonderful textures! I don't have a lot of fabric around the house...it's more like dishes that I'm stuffing in every available nook and cranny! LOL
Thanks for coming by my blog...always so love seeing your name, sweet face and your wonderful comments! Susan

{oc cottage} said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh, those are cupboards...they are treasure chests!!

m ^..^

K-Sue said...

I have sewn a portion of what i was wearing once, too. It's something to keep in mind as I prepare to teach my eager little girl to sew.

I am just discovering your blog, and loving it. I'm adding you to my reader.

Anonymous said...


My name is Gretchen and I'm a fabric hoarder too. I can bring fabric home and my husband never complains. My other junk, he usually complains about.

I probably have enough fabric now to carry me through my retirement years but I still bought 6 yards just this week.


Anonymous said...

You are a girl after my own heart! We can never have too much fabric, or lace, or ribbon, or buttons, or ric-rak... I stopped by a sweet little quilt shop in Ramona last weekend and just loved touching the soft fabric. I came home with a little pack of ME 5" squares. Now the trick will be to actually make something out of them!