My house is filling and my sister’s house is emptying. She is one of the best craft collectors I have ever seen. She is the best garage sale shopper and sale finder. Truly inspiring! We were chatting over lunch this week that you can’t truly be a good crafter unless you are a bit of a saver (hoarder), so I give my sister an A++ for her ability to plan her crafts for at least the next 50 years.
This week we uncovered about 15 packages of binding tape, some of them made in the early 1900′s. They are so pretty and the packaging is fun. My favorite is the one on the top with the two little girls…I think that one is from the 50′s. The Warren binding is from the 30′s.
We also sifted through a bunch of magazines from the 50′s, 60′s, and 70′s. The cross-stitch designs are funky and retro. It was fun to sip a glass of wine and leaf thru them all. But of course my favorite was the fabric. I think this paisley fabric is really lovely.
Which reminds me…we’ve been doing some cabinet-clearing of our own here at the C&T office and we came across a couple bundles of Moda pre-cuts that we’d like to give away to two lucky readers!
You have a chance to win either a jellyroll featuring Lily Ashbury’s Summer House or a fat quarter pack featuring Grand Finale by Sandy Gervais (please allow a few moments for these PDF sampler files from the Moda website to download).
To enter to win one of these fabric bundles, leave a comment here on the blog and tell us just how good a crafter/sewer/quilter you are…what grade would you give yourself for your saving (hoarding) skills? The deadline to enter is Friday, December 2nd. The winners will be notified via email. Good luck!