For some reason, fabric is slowly coming back into my life........who knew that I would use a sewing machine again. It actually started a couple years ago when I took an online class with Mary Ann called Remains of the Day. It was a fabric journal........I loved it as it combined my love of paper and fabric. I made several of the journals and will always love the concept of this class sewing all kinds of things together. I know I have said this before but it truly is one of the best on line classes I have taken and our yahoo group continues to flourish. I learned to sew when I was in grade school/high school. I can still remember that reversible pleated wool skirt that I made........a lined yellow suit and a fancy brocade dress among many other things. Then I got back into sewing many years later when I would take a week off work and sew up a bunch of outfits on my old Kenmore sewing machine. Then I got away from it for many years until a couple years ago. Who knew that I would be looking at and loving fabric again.
Last week I went to this thrift store that I don't go to a lot just because of its location.......so glad I did because I found some neat things and one of them was this beautiful piece of fabric...........which was so outside my vintage followings but I loved it. It was marked that it was a 70's piece of fabric.......I don't know if it is.......I was just drawn to it so I got it.......... Maybe the reason I liked it so much because it reminds me of Hawaii.........
Then I picked up a a couple old Look and Life magazines from the 50's and 60's to use for collage and some other things which I will mention later on. I also got some old Bingo slider cards which are quite heavy.........the first thing I saw when I looked at them were that they would make great covers for a book with an open spine binding that I learned in Mary Ann's new class, Full Tilt Boogie.....they will be a lot of fun to work with.
Hope you all have a great day. I need to get going and do a couple errands and some grocery shopping.