Just before we get back to circle samples, I wanted to say a little about fabrics that fail to speak to you immediately. I’m sure you know the kind: those little scraps of glitzy/novelty/cheesy fabrics that come in a mixed bag of recycled scraps from somewhere. You take one look at the synthetic stretchy glittery thing and think to yourself, ‘never, never, in a million years will I ever use that. Ever.’ And it lies in your hand looking back at you rather sorrowfully until you consign it to a box of scraps far away in the back of the cupboard…
I learned many years ago never to discount any cloth. Every fabric has its day, even if it has to wait many years. And here is such a one:
Stretchy, black, glittery nylon with little pearlescent plastic bobbles glued all over it, which I initially greeted with some distaste when first it came to me. I’ve had it years and years, and thought it would never see the light of day. And yet here it is: cut up into squares of about an inch, it’s just right for scattering over this night sky. Who’d have thought it? I think it’s as surprised as I am.
Thank you to everyone who has joined in with the fun here and on facebook. I should just clarify that the cloth I’m giving away here is part of the facebook birthday celebration; my blog’s birthday is in January. And further clarification on the ‘regular readers’ issue: you don’t have to comment regularly to be part of this – this is not about driving new traffic here, it’s about saying thank you to the people who have been travelling with me. I read many blogs myself, but don’t comment that often, mainly because I can’t think of anything sensible to add. You still have the rest of this week to put your name in the hat, if you’d like to. Just leave a comment on the ‘something to give‘ post. Tomorrow, a circle. I promise.