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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

14210 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14210 Posts

Posted - Jun 25 2020 :  11:33:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Scheeze... I need to get-a-grip.. I have way to much stuff stashed...
I pulled out my lace trims basket...





and that's just the Tip of the Ice Berg!
I used to be an avid sewer,,, then I changed gears...
A lot of this stuff, lace is over 20 years old.. I have wrap frames of lace that has not even been used...
Well at least I know I have a grand girlie who will love receiving this someday....

I think I had better stop clearing/cleaning out my sewing room.. some of the stuff is still in the packing boxes,, that after 2 1/2 yrs, I still have not un-packed!
Get -a- Grip Grace!

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3366 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3366 Posts

Posted - Jun 25 2020 :  11:42:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
She who dies with the most fabric, yarn, lace, embroidery thread etc. WINS!

Marie
Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
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nndairy
True Blue Farmgirl

1727 Posts

Heather
Wapakoneta Ohio
USA
1727 Posts

Posted - Jun 25 2020 :  12:37:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You can adopt me as a granddaughter LOL!!!

~Heather
Farmgirl Sister #4701
September 2014 Farmgirl of the Month


"The purpose of life is to enjoy every moment" - Yogi teabag
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

5757 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
5757 Posts

Posted - Jun 25 2020 :  1:30:21 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Just a basket, Grace? I have a larger container. Some was my mother's lace. I love it for trimming aprons and other goodies.

Farmgirl hugs,
Farmgirl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017
Linda O
Lone Oak, TX

"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1233 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1233 Posts

Posted - Jun 25 2020 :  2:10:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just a basket? You poor gal. I'll send you some.


Top drawer - white lace, middle drawer - ecru lace, bottom drawer - colored lace, ribbons, and some buttons

Judith

7932
Happiness is Homemade
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

14210 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14210 Posts

Posted - Jun 25 2020 :  9:40:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Linda & Judith... Game On!!
lollolol

Marie,, I wanna be a Winner,,, but I have some strong competition! lol!

Heather,, ya betcha!



>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

4904 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
4904 Posts

Posted - Jun 27 2020 :  09:53:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Farmgirls, now I am impressed with your personal lace stashes!!! I have a wonderful friend ,who is an avid sewer, and when she gets more fabric, trims, notions, her reason is " She who dies with the most fabric, wins!" LOL!!! Looks like she has some big competition out there based on these photos and accounts of sewing room stashes!! I love it!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
FGOTM- October 2018
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1233 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1233 Posts

Posted - Jun 27 2020 :  11:54:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm glad I have a big stash. It has kept me sewing during this whole flu crisis without having to make trips to the fabric store. Along with yard work it keeps me busy at home and out of trouble. Plus I'm finishing up a lot of UFOs that probably wouldn't have gotten done otherwise.

Judith

7932
Happiness is Homemade
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

14210 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14210 Posts

Posted - Jun 27 2020 :  12:56:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Darn Pandemic... I now have NO excuses for NOT getting caught up on my UFO's...
snorks-n-giggles!

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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Blessed in Colorado
True Blue Farmgirl

4338 Posts

Debbie L.
Oregon
USA
4338 Posts

Posted - Jun 27 2020 :  2:17:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh, the fabric, Yarn and other stuff I found when I packed up my craft room, I was shocked!!’
I got rid of nothing, you never know when I will need this stuff-:)

Big Hugs,
Debbie
#1582
Blessed in Colorado/Oregon
Farmgirl of the Month September 2012 and February2018
“My altars are My Mountains
and the ocean.” Lord Byron”

Women are Angels, and
when someone breaks our wings we simply continue to fly on our Broomsticks. We’re flexible like that.
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1233 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1233 Posts

Posted - Jun 27 2020 :  6:15:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good for you Debbie. If you get rid of something you will be going to need it.

Judith

7932
Happiness is Homemade
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

14210 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14210 Posts

Posted - Jun 27 2020 :  11:12:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Debbie,,, there is ALWAYS room in the moving truck for 'our' sewing stuff!!! lol!

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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ruthie218
True Blue Farmgirl

1320 Posts

Ruthie Ann
Indiana
USA
1320 Posts

Posted - Jun 28 2020 :  04:17:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I too have way more than needed but with the price of stuff today and this crazy virus. Girl never knows.
Ruthie Ann


Farmgirl sister#4072
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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3366 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3366 Posts

Posted - Jun 28 2020 :  09:22:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lowell (DH) is always griping about the unsightliness of my baskets and bags of yarn, fabric, projects, "stuff". I just point to his tangle of guitar cords and he is quiet.

Marie
Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

4904 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
4904 Posts

Posted - Jun 28 2020 :  12:34:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I remember that the attic storage area, which opened into my Mom and Dan's bedroom, held boxes of Mom's fabric and sewing extras. She had patterns too and used to use her floor to lay out prom dresses for my older sisters. In addition to all that sort of sewing stuff, lived the box of Halloween costumes, the Christmas decoration boxes, and I can't even remember what all else was in there but it was pretty packed full. Back when they built our house in 1948, people didn't have big closets or much of any storage space. Lucky us, this attic space was perfect and very accessible.

Me, on the other hand, I don't have a sewing room either and my Mom's old machine is in our laundry room which is filled with shelves full of storage, plus washer and dryer. So, now over the past 4 years, I have created this teeny tiny sewing nook with my machine, and a wooden shelf, made by a friend decades ago, that has the small boxes for various notions and a large box on top with my small fabric stash. This room was originally part of a garage and so the walls were never completed with dry wall either. I now have these cute little prim dresses hanging on them, plus Farmgirl cards, and various vintage replicas of wash day stuff. I hang a gifted apron as a window curtain and I am continually adding new things. I really love how it looks and when Hubby asked me recently if we should put up dry wall, I told him no. Sometimes, the things you create from just what you have end up being more fun and express more personality that a beautifully finished room. I am big into Make Do thinking because it is a challenge and I can fuel it with my personal interests. Given it's location, it doesn't have to appeal to anyone but me and that is just perfect!! That being said, it isn't a real sewing room that someone would need to be a talented sewer. But since I am not that talented and just make simple stuff, the Make Do option makes sense to me. The only thing I still really need is a small fan because even though the space is air-conditioned, it gets too warm in there during the warmer months. I really want a real vintage fan so I keep holding out until I can find one.

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
FGOTM- October 2018

Edited by - Red Tractor Girl on Jun 28 2020 12:37:16 PM
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nndairy
True Blue Farmgirl

1727 Posts

Heather
Wapakoneta Ohio
USA
1727 Posts

Posted - Jun 28 2020 :  12:57:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Your sewing space sounds wonderful Winnie! I've accumulated enough stuff to have a sewing room but I make do with a bunch of plastic tubs and my livingroom for now.

I love lace but I don't have too much. The one thing that I have accumulated though is buttons. I'm not sure when it went from a few to a collection but I have jars and jars of buttons now.

~Heather
Farmgirl Sister #4701
September 2014 Farmgirl of the Month


"The purpose of life is to enjoy every moment" - Yogi teabag
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1233 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1233 Posts

Posted - Jun 28 2020 :  7:12:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sounds like a great little sewing place, Winnie. I used to sew sitting on the floor with the machine the coffee table until I went on a cruise with a friend and came home to find DH had turned the former master bedroom into a sewing room for me and my machines.

Judith

7932
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

14210 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14210 Posts

Posted - Jun 28 2020 :  9:41:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Winnie, large or small.. if you enjoy your what you are doing,, it's all good...
I don't sew as much as I use to,, but when I do, I make sure I am doing it for fun.
Some projects turn out and some are epic failures.. but I have fun... oh, and I usually have a glass of wine to accompany me..
Happy is the seamstress who sings as she sews...

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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