my plain explained

I practice a lot, I like to get things just right and I usually use neutral colors and plain fabrics so I can truly see exactly what is happening with the shape and structure, it also forces quality and improvement in my handiwork when every stitch, pucker and fold is clearly visible.

Years ago there was this really amazing mill end fabric shop a few towns over, when you walked in, you never knew what you might find. There were first run proofs, rejected strike offs, misprints, factory remnants and discontinued full bolts at half price. In those days I was able to get so much natural duck cloth (canvas), cotton muslin, linen, and wool at an even deeper discount, because nobody wanted those plain fabrics. Most of the quilters and sewists that were shopping along side me, were coming in for the more colorful quilting cottons & fashion prints.

Over the years, the side effect of always having bulk neutrals on hand was that it became my color and fabric of choice. Basic, unfussy, perfection.

I am …

a pockets on everything

dangly charm bracelet wearing

wool hoarder.

Who appreciates a semi-tidy, lightly stuffed with “options” knitting bag, complete with a second fold-away bag tucked inside just incase of acquisitions/overflow, sprinkle in a few torn out magazine perfume samples for added smelling pleasure (that slow sock is kicking my buns, but is made just a little more tolerable because it smells so damn good!)

and top it all off with a tiny black house brooch reminiscent of my tiny black house and you’ll find me utterly content. 💕

Tell me, what makes you endlessly happy?