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March 27th, 2008

March 27th, 2008
12:52 pm

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I remember when I used to be the jealous kind. I got over it, now you're taking over my old line.

Photos online: Fabric on File part 4: Taking Inventory at Mom's (26-Mar-2008)

I thought I'd take pictures of all of my fabric that's waiting to be turned into SOMETHING...Collapse )

In addition to pulling out all of my fabric at our house, I went over to the Old Homestead to visit my fabric over there.

Purple Alpha Fabric for Chaz's shirt. These two fabrics are for making coordinating shirts for myself (left) and library_lynn (right). They're in a bin in my Mom's workroom back the Old Homestead. I purchased them in L.A. a few years back, when I thought that missmea would make some more shirts for me. Pink Aloha Fabric for Lynn's shirt. But she's made it abundantly clear that apart from the two fine shirts I got for Christmas (which I consider my two best favorite shirts), she's not interested in the work.

And Mom made me a shirt or two (such as that chili pepper shirt you've seen me in so many times), and plans to make more, but I don't want to wear her out. Arthritis and all that, you know... Anyhow, some of my fabric is still in her custody, but I don't plan to dump a whole bunch of fabric on her again any time soon.

Black/pink Flamingo fabric that Mom's set aside for Chaz's shirt. But Mom loves to sew. And she loves to make things for people. In fact, she's got this black/pink flamingo fabric that would be wonderful, that she has set aside for a shirt for me (left).

Incidentally, the metal ruler in these last few photos is a souvenir from the very first convention or conference I ever attended, at the Leamington Hotel in Minneapolis in 1975. Before I went to the Worldcon on a bus (and came home for dinner), before I went to NMRA (model railroad) conventions and figured out that you've got to get a room at the headquarters hotel or you miss too much (if only I'd realized that for my first Worldcon), and before Winterail (the railroad photography exposition in Stockton that I believe just celebrated its 30th year earlier this month). My father was a big fish in certain public-domain software circles, and I tagged along because I had just started learning BASIC and APL and was interested in everything. I remember lemonade in the hotel bar, and seeing snow in the parking lot from our hotel room window. Ah, April in Mpls...

Current Location: Santa Ana CA
Current Mood: chipperchipper
Current Music: Hall & Oates - "Your Imagination"

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