Thursday, October 27, 2005

Christmas Ornies


Over the last week I've been slowly working on that pile of Xmas Ornies I'm committed to making for two Ornie swaps.
The punch-needled ones are a little smaller than my usual circular ornaments,but there is no doubt that they are BRIGHT!
Just need to add a few beads and tiny bells to them and then I can back and hang them.
Am very disappointed though---some icicle beads I received in an Aust/U.S. swap some 3 years back and which would be perfect for myoff-white and silver heart have gone AWOL! I "hid" them so carefully so that they wouldn't be used before the right inspiration hit,that I can't find them.Looks like I'll be using crystal beads instead.
On a lighter note,the list below came in one of my newsletters this week;I think it's applicable whether you're a dress maker,crafty person,or a quilter.

If I Don't Buy That Fabric I'll Surely Faint!

Few true sewers, quilters or fabric crafters need an excuse to buy more fabric. We are hooked on cotton. We obsess over silk. We daydream about calicos and ginghams and plaids. But just in case you need to explain to others why you have a million yards of fabric at home, but still need a few more fat quarters and just have to buy yardage of the newest prints ... here's a handy list of reasons you need more fabric! Copy this list and tuck it in your purse for quick reference!

It is a patriotic duty to support cotton farmers, textile mills and fabric shops.
"Oh, it's not for me! I'm buying it for a friend!"
It's on sale.
I need extra weight in the trunk of my car for traction on snowy, icy roads. This is important, even in Florida and Southern California, as you never know when the weather will change.
It's non-fattening.
Like dust, it's good for protecting previously empty spaces in the house.
Because it's there.
It's much cheaper to cover the floor with fabric than new carpeting.
The devil made you do it.
It's the only remotely artistic thing I have ever done.
I can't live without it.
I have new shelves for fabric storage.
It will go with some I bought last year.
It's so pretty, and I'll use it some day.
I want my daughter to have a proper inheritance.
Without fabric, I would have nothing to do with my rotary cutter and my mat and my sewing machine.
It does not promote tooth decay.
It calms the nerves, gratifies the soul and makes one feel good.
If I don't buy it now, I may never see it again.
A large fabric stash is the sign of a creative mind.
I owe myself a reward for that half-pound I lost last month