Just when it was almost safe to walk in the sewing room the phone rang. One of my neighbors is moving to a smaller house and she needed to find a home for some boxes of fabric. Oh dear...I've always had a soft spot for homeless stash....So a few minutes later in marches her husband and a neighborhood boy with about 8 boxes and a couple of bags. So much for a neat and clean room (that is so overrated anyways!) Most if not all of the fabric is circa 1985-1990. There are bits and pieces that made its way through my own stash (like those Beyer border stripes! How many of us have done the stack and whack thing-y with one of those stripes!)
Now 95% of this is being washed, quick pressed and divided up between the various charity groups my guild works with. A bit going to a young woman, Sally Ann, who works with recycled and re-purposed fabrics. The remainder is either going into a box marked 80's fabric that I keep on hand for repairing quilts (I have one marked for each decade) and then a small amount went into the bin for stuffing pillows at the animal shelter. Needless to say the "piles" or work-in-process have taken over the just recently organized space and even crept into the corner of the dining room...oh, well. My rational is if the fabric gets into "my stash" in my sewing room then it gets more difficult to get is out the door again...no stash fraternization!
Here is a photo of the business or credit card holder that Sally makes...this just cracked me up! I knew there would be a purpose for those old cassette tapes some day! (don't yo just love the "Police" and "Don't Stand So Close to Me" ...doesn't that date me?! yikes) Anyway, her web site is www.sallyannk.com
In addition to washing, pressing, folding and sorting fabric today I need to pack for my trip to Paducah...let's hope all my clothes are already clean!