Friday, October 23, 2009

Another sewing room visitor

My sister Kathy is here from St. Louis and she visited my sewing room last night. I showed her bunches of stuff and she gave me some advice about design walls and storage. Then she gave me two gifts. Remember this drawer and my comment about my not so bright idea to fold my fat quarters into triangles?

Kathy did this for me!

Look how much more room there is now! She got through two drawers pretty quickly. Surprise, surprise, it didn't take as long as you'd think.


Kathy gave me a pillow. Nice and bright, right? A co-worker of hers offered her ten bucks to see the reaction on my face when she gave it to me.

It is entirely crafted of DOUBLE KNIT POLYESTER. Ewww. Someone even PUT A ZIPPER IN IT! My mom got pics of my curled lip and finger-pinch only grip of the gift. Kathy got a big laugh but said there was no way she was taking it back home with her. She said I had to accept it because she actually paid money for it. Did I mention she loves estate sales and thrift shops? I'm going to find just the right recipient for this gift, and "upcycle" it!

4 comments:

*karendianne. said...

Upcycle! Right on you two. I actually think it's great. Too bad it wasn't in cottons, ha? Thank you Kathy for fixing those FQ's, too. Very kind of you. Very kind!

Warmly, *karendianne.

belinda said...

Well.....I wish I had someone to come dig through my drawers....LOL....I love your litte pumpkins on your blog header...good stuff!!!

Banaghaisge said...

It could be one of those presents that turns up under someone else's Christmas Tree without warning... (Not mine tho - I thought of it first).
I bet it has really heavy filling in it too, so if you dropped it on the floor it goes THUNK and the tenants in the flat under you thump on their ceiling with broom...
She is a very naughty sister!!!
Hugs,
Jas

Diane said...

A blast from my past! My mom sewed our clothes up through my junior high years. She still has drawers full of polyester double knits. I always warned her that if there was a fire, they wouldn't burn, but melt into a plastic puddle.