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Thursday, August 05, 2010

Giveaway or exchange?

I meant to say something about this on the previous post, but decided it was a completely separate subject. In my tidying up process, I am culling some of the linens that I don't want to keep any more, because they aren't up to the standard that I want my collection to be. When I started actively collecting other people's embroidered stuff, I bought everything I could find at opshops, garage sales, and on eBay, regardless of how well or how badly it was stitched. Now that I have so much, I can afford to be selective, so the not-so-wonderful items can be discarded.
I see lots of ideas on the net and in magazines and books, how to use old embroidered items in patchwork etc., and I once thought I would save all my old bits to use, but I just haven't got the space to store them. So I was wondering if any of my blog readers would be interested in taking them off my hands? When I have completed my linens re-organisation, I will take photos of each item and post them on here so people can see if there is anything they fancy. If I don't get a response here, I'll leave them in the remnants bin at our Guild, as I'm sure the ladies there will snap them up to recycle them in some way!
If you think you would be interested in having some of my leftovers, leave a comment on this post, stating what you might do with them. I will keep a record of who has expressed interest, and we'll go from there. I am not insisting on a swap, but if you have something you want to get rid of yourself, i.e. charts, magazines, fabrics, perhaps you would be happy to throw them my way in exchange! If you don't, it is not going to influence my distribution of my linens. Just a thought! Oh by the way, I'm not limiting this to Aussie bloggers; I'm happy to send linens overseas, as it weighs hardly anything.


Miss 376 said...

I've often thought it would be nice to incorporate old linens into a quilt, but haven't yet planned how.

Cindy said...

I have been known to cut into one or two to make a couple of fabric postcards. It might be fun to use in crazy quilting too.