Thursday, October 18, 2007

I've Found it

Yippee I've found it.
Back on the 26th August I blogged about a piece of fabric that I had made which I was going to use for my challenge in the Artists Muse.
But it got lost by the time I was going to make something out of it-I don't know how but I searched high and low but nowhere was it to be found.
Well this week I have been culling my stash and getting rid of fabrics that I have hoarded since the year dot I think.
I had five pieces of flannelette that I was going to make my son some shirts (they were the days when people wore home made clothes) he was 18 at the time --he is now 36 and wouldn't be seen in a flanny shirt(he wouldn't then either that's why they were never made up)
There were other fabrics with an even longer history than that but it is too embarrassing even to tell the few people who drop by and read this.
Anyway back to the story I found the piece of fabric that was missing--filed away in a folder--don't ask me how it got there as I haven't a clue.
The problem is now I can't remember what I wanted to make with it.
Ah maybe I will make some postcards.
The fabric has a calico (muslin) base and I tore up strips of different coloured organzas and using gold thread stitched it onto the background fabric mixed with metallic pieces as well.
It reminds me of a landscape--what do you think it is.

17 comments:

Purple Missus said...

Its a yummy piece of fabric Doreen, you've got some lovely colours in there. Are the postcards for anything in particular? I wouldn't mind doing a swap :)
Isn't it a wonderful feeling when you find something you thought you had lost?

coral-seas said...

So pleased you found it, it is lovely.

Yes, it reminds me of a landscape but at first glance I thought it was your unwanted stash, all piled up and I thought how could you bear to let those lovely fabrics go!

XA

Dianne said...

It's really lovely Doreen! Love all the colours layered like that....

Joanna van said...

Your fabric is really lovely Doreen. I love all the sheers in it. I'm sure they will make great PC's.

Jacquelines blog said...

Wow Doreen, lovely fabric. I hope you remember what you wanted to do with it.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Beautiful and definitely made me think of landscape. I can see it heavily embellished with lots and lots of texture.
Glad to know that I'm not the only one who can't remember things!

Sandy said...

One Challenge we had in one of the groups was with torn fabrics stripped to a background. I made a purse. Is that what it was for? I really like the combination. Sandy

Nellie's Needles said...

YUM! What is the size? However you use it, it cannot help but be wonderful with this yummy, delicious fabrication as a base.

Penny said...

gorgeous colours whatever you do with it it will look fabulous.

Debbi Baker said...

I think it is beautiful I know what you mean about a landscape (or rows of garden beds like in your photos!). Looking at the photo it is hard to guage the size but I think it would make gorgeous postcards.

Micki said...

Yummy, yummy! It would make lovely postcards, but it would almost be a shame to cut it into smaller pieces.

katelnorth said...

Hmm, I don't suppose you found my set of alphabet stamps which I put "somewhere safe" while you were looking, did you? LOL

This is fun fabric - I really like it!

Janet said...

Sll those beautiful colors! It does look like a landscape, a sunset maybe. I had to laugh about your stash of fabrics. I do that same thing with paper and many other items. I always think I might need it one day!

Gunnels blog said...

These piece is really lovely! Such a bright and nice colours! And very fine texture.

Judy Rys said...

Ooooh, I really like the colors.

Dot said...

So glad you found it! It is a stunning piece of fabric. Can't wait to see what you do with it!

MargaretR said...

That's lovely Doreen and worth looking for.