Uh-Oh. Crafty things, Part IV – Lightening the load

I promise, this is the LAST crafty post for a while. But you see, there was a by-product of all those pieces of fabric I bought for my memory quilt. Left-over fabric. Lots and lots of left-over fabric. Now Gary’s been making some noises about getting rid of stuff because he thinks we’re a little over-weight. And I want to do my part to help. I mean, when you’re talking about 32,000 pounds (that’s 16 tons), I don’t want my fabric drawer to be the straw that breaks the camel’s back.
My plan to help is two-fold.
1. I won’t buy any fabric that doesn’t have a specific purpose. That means I’m allowed to buy fabric for a baby quilt for the grandbaby due in September (Toby and Tammy are expecting #4! :)), but I’m not going to buy fabric just because, oh, my goodness, isn’t this just the most luscious green ever!
2. I am going to try use up as much of my fabric as I can over the next several months.
So, to that end, I’ve begun to make potholders.
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These squares are ready for the final quilting –
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(and then there’s the drawer full of fabric waiting to be cut…..(not shown to protect the innocent))
And here is where YOU can help.
As a thank-you for putting up with the last three posts that pretty much were all about –LOOK AT ME – SEE WHAT I’VE DONE, I’d love to send you one of these homemade potholders!
If you feel comfortable sending me your address (if you’re reading this on Facebook, send me a message with your address and if you’re on my blog you can either use the “contact me” spot, or just leave a comment and I’ll email you for your address), I’ll get one out in the mail to you. I can’t promise that it will be this week or next, but sometime, when you least expect it, there it will be in your mailbox!
And then you will know that you have done your part to help keep our house at her ideal weight!
Every little bit helps, right?