In the Beginning

fabric remnant

an early remnant

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When I started this blog a few years ago, this exact remnant was a point of interest. Now it’s back on my work table, waiting to enter its new life of usefulness, as something other than a cast-off end of a fabric bolt.

I believe my first remnant redo project was a pink apron, from a linen remnant that had an embroidered edge, and was much too small to have a commercial pattern lain upon it and cut into anything conventional.

I asked my “audience”–Facebook friends, as I recall, what they thought I should do with the remnant. I think I lost followers as soon as they saw I wasn’t going to take their suggestions! But I just couldn’t keep on doing what other people have always expected me to do.

That was a much simpler time!

I was about to retire from my long-held office job. I needed something to do, new interests. I bought a new sewing machine that could do embroidery. I had lots of fabric, mostly remnants, and various notions. I could never have predicted that some things I found fascinating have no audience, and some things I wrote about that were simply aggravating turned out to be most-viewed posts. Like yo-yo’s. And things I didn’t like about my sewing machine.

This blog has evolved: I’ve gotten into photography a bit more, and jumped into the river of info flow in the bloggiverse, cascading along with the flotsam and jetsam of images and stories in this happy, eclectic form of communication revolution. That means I follow a lot of other blogs and am daily influenced by their posts and prophecies. Thanks for all your virtual friendship, input, and inspiration, and here’s to a great 2014!

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  3. Y. Prior
    Jan 05, 2014 @ 09:39:34

    As I read what you wrote about the “river of info flow in the bloggiverse” – and then about the variety of virtual friends – well your photo for this post came back into view – and it was as if all the remnants and misc. things in the picture seemed to represent the very things you wrote about – the different materials, patterns and items that sit around the featured remnant could represent the variety of blogs you are connected with – hmmm
    oh, and that remnant is beautifully rich – and I would make it into two toss pillows (even though I am sure you have enough) – but hypothetically – if toss pillows were needed and if they matched the decor – well I would cut the piece in half and use each piece for the front – and then find a durable and dark silk fabric for the back of the pillow. just thinking – 😉

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    • jenyjenny
      Jan 05, 2014 @ 09:47:01

      Nice idea! And what you don’t see is another small piece tucked in the fold, that is narrower so I was thinking a rectangle pillow and a square one…but we will see, I’m kind of into a shopping bag phase…

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  5. Nature on the Edge
    Jan 05, 2014 @ 12:44:28

    That’s one gorgeous remnant…. too good for a shopping bag! Hope you’ll let us know what you decide on the final design?!

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