You see, I've had this slightly bumpy (what I call basket weave) turquoise (OR IS IT TEAL - SOMEBODY HELP ME HERE - I HAVE SLIGHT IDENTIFYING SOME COLORS CHALLENGES) boucle fabric from Vera Wang's 2008 Lavender collection packed wayyyyyy back in my fabric closet for the last 4 years. I had to buy it, after all it was only $1.95 per yard, and it's a designer fabric. Who could resist???
I think it was a one day only sale at Fabric.Com. I remember going back on the website later that day to order more, but it was sold out. Now I'm glad that I didn't, because I've been scared of it ALL THIS TIME. It's bulky, it ravels, and too much to fold properly so I've kept it tucked away in this bag for safe keeping all this time.
Oh, I'd take it out occasionally to admire it, and think about making a coat from it. But I was really scared of cutting into it. I'd stuff it back in the bag, toss it back on the top shelf of the closet, shut the door and keep it moving.
So why did I bring this up now:
- Well, it's time to start a new project,
- and, February is almost here,
- so, I've joined Victoria's 2nd Fearless February Challenge;
so this is the year to:
- take a deep breath,
- act like a big girl, and
- cut into Vera's boucle fabric.
I have an unexpected day off because we are expecting inclement weather (isn't everyone in the USA?), so I need to make a final pattern choice. Stay tuned...