The other day I ran into the local fabric store for a spool of thread and was hit with the summer clearance sale. So many pretty stripes and prints to choose from, but this striped seersucker is the one that spoke the loudest to me. I loved the combination of colors and a smocking plate from my stash immediately came to mind. I rarely buy fabric without a purpose…..it needs a plan. Have you ever bought fabric and then months (or years) later couldn’t remember your brilliant idea? I think that I’ll use a large ziploc bag to store my project. It sounds wonderful to pull a bag off of the shelf with fabric, smocking design, thread, and pattern notes stored neatly together when the sewing mood hits. Sometimes making those decisions are the hardest so it feels like I’ll be getting a jump on the project!
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