Wednesday, September 14, 2016
In my last post I mentioned that I would post about the most favorite gift I ever received from Terry. Did you have any guesses about what it might be? Well there have been plenty of intangibles, that's for sure. If you were guessing and thought it might be a diamond, a car, or any other expensive gift you would be so wrong.
I have always sewn. When Laurie was little I mad a LOT of her clothes and my own as well. Back then, I never even knew a presser like this was available. I used to tell Terry about a ironing contraption that my aunt had. Honestly it was something from the ringer washer era. It was a MUCH larger version of the pictures I am showing. Her's was so wide that she placed sheets that were folded in half on it and pressed them that way.
My first presser was a Singer. I don't even remember where Terry bought it, probably at a Singer store. I used it for years until one day I switched it on and it smoked. It was dead. Terry encouraged me to buy another one as soon as possible. I think I found this one...a Steamfast...on Amazon.
I mentioned that I am washing and pressing my fabric stash. I certainly have come across fabrics I forgot I had and wonder what I had in mind when I bought them. Oh, I mean that in a good way. I haven't found an ugly one yet! But I wonder if I had a project in mind, or did it just catch my eye and the price was right. You may look at the picture here and think "what the heck was she thiiinnnnking". I don't think that at all. The picture does not show how bright the aqua is in this piece. I suspect the animal print attracted me to it. Also the color combo. Now it really reminds me of the 60s. These two main colors were the rage back then. I remember having a princess waist dress with these colors and I LOVED it. (So much that I can actually remember THAT far back, lol.)
So tell me.
Do YOU have a favorite gift ever?
Do you have fabrics that you can't remember what project you had in mind when you bought it?
Do you have fabrics that just make you happy to look at?
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