One of the blogs I post comments on is the Melbourne Op shop blog, where I and others write about what we find at opshops, and where those shops are in case the blog readers want to go there. One of the other opshop blog girls emailed me last week to say that her mother used to sew a lot of clothes, furnishings, etc. but has had enough, and there was a heap of material to be thrown out - did I want it? What a silly question! But I didn't say that; instead I replied that I would be delighted to take it off her hands.
So, yesterday afternoon a car pulled up outside our house, and a young woman removed several bags from her car and dragged them up our driveway. I rushed down to help her, as they were obviously heavy. We got them inside, and sat down with a cuppa to talk about opshops and crafts. Jess isn't into crafty stuff at all, otherwise she probably would have kept her Mum's stash. But she didn't want it, so here is what I ended up with:
There was actually more fabric - another bag full, but I gave it to a friend today after showing her the whole lot. K. has a small son and is expecting another baby soon. She makes clothes, dolls, and a lot of the furnishings for their home, curtains, cushions, etc. so she greatly appreciated the bag of mostly furnishing fabric that I didn't want for myself. I'd rather give it to someone who will definitely use it, than to the opshop or someone who might just add it to their stash and it never sees the light of day again. Of course I have way too much in my own stash, but I have plans for most of it, and I periodically cull it to keep the pile under control.