Since I started sewing, I can never look at any type of fabric item without first thinking to myself " what can sew out of this?" This is very frustrating at times because now I can't seem to get rid of anything because it may have the potential of becoming something I could use in the future. This is a dilemma indeed, for I have no space to store stuff. It also brings up another point, now instead of simply walking down the aisle of a thrift store and heading for the records, I now go down the linens aisle. I can easily spend hours in front of tables cloths, shower curtains, bed sheets and blankets. I come home with bags of this stuff, just for it to end up on the fabric shelf for who knows how long.
Well, last year I purchased some of these such things in the hopes of making a new picnic blanket for the summer. Summer passed, Autumn passed and now we are in Winter and a new year. Enough hanging around already! Time to sew...and when Henry decided to play quietly in his room, I ran to my beloved machine as fast as I could and created this oh so lovely picnic blanket of mine. I sort of quilted it and it is my first time doing this. I am very pleased with how it came out even though there are a few sewing errors.