Friday, August 26, 2011
In her first house, my sister had lovely custom drapes. She took them with her to her new house hoping they'd work there, but they didn't. They didn't work at my mama's house either. Yes, I'm from the South and I say mama. Eventually, the drapes came to my house where again, they didn't work. Unlike mama and my sister, I couldn't let them go. I just knew I'd use them someday, somehow. Those drapes have hogged my storage space in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Indiana, Kentucky and three houses in South Carolina and I have never used them!
Finally, I found a way. I disassembled those babies and was rewarded with yards and yards of lovely, high quality flannel that had been used for interlining. There's plenty for a design wall and lots of other things. I'll never have to buy flannel again, so long as I want white. I think now I'll be able to let go and drop the fabric & backing at Goodwill. I re-used. I re-purposed. I am at peace.