Crazy as a Loom

Friday, April 26, 2013

Free stuff.

Free is good.
Sometimes.

 Like Nexxie and Nuff.........(previously known as Next and Enough)
But even though they were "free", their care was not.
Vet bills, flea medicine, food.
But look at that face.


Today L and I went on  a little road trip, to an old church that used to be the home of an interior decorator/upholsterer, who is in the process of moving.

Look at this beautiful window cornice that he made.


 I loved the chair, which he built from scratch.

 Here's another one, that he pulled from a burn pile, and brought back to life.


But the real reason we were there is because he was interested in getting rid of bolts of fabric that he didn't want to move.
So we loaded up my car.

And all this was FREE.


Free is GOOD.

Here are some of the fabrics.
I am kind of conflicted about cutting them up to make rugs.




I'll try to get over it though.

 They will make beautiful rugs.


My father had a theory, that if it was free you should take it.
But that didn't always work out so good.

 My father could have been on that HOARDER reality show.  I'll show you a picture sometime.



So I don't always take stuff just because it's free, because deep down inside I am a little afraid of that tendency.
And in that spirit I am giving away some rolls of fabric........mostly blues and black prints.   They run 20-40 lbs per roll.  If you are interested, email me.  You will only have to pay shipping.
For real.
Paying it forward, you might say.


 And now it's time for Roy's walk.  If he can tear himself away from his blankie.



 It's amazing how fast he wakes up when he hears me get his leash out of the closet.

Can you blame him?   Fresh air is free.



8 comments:

Lydia La La said...

What a lovely gesture.. To give that beautiful fabric away. How nice. Glad to read you are on the mend but... don't get too cocky with your activities! Take it easy. love your cat pics. take care.

Deb said...


Those are two of the luckiest cats. That sure was a trunk-full. Yes, free is great but so is purging stuff you don't want. I prefer being the one giving it away but then if it's blue and white china...ooooooh! I'll take it! Give that dog a tummy tickle for me and so happy to hear you are out and about having fun. Hugs, Deb

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

That second chair is nice! I am always amazed by people that can fix furniture. I can wrap a piece of cloth around a flat bottomed kitchen chair but other than that I am completely lost. It's really an art.

majorasue said...

That 2nd chair looks just like one I inherited. It belonged to my in-laws next door neighbor originally; they got it when she passed and came to me when they passed. It is so comfortable, and with a footstool in front makes a fantastic place to nap in front of the wood stove in the winter.

Great haul on the fabric, by the way.

Hilary said...

Those are beautiful fabrics. I know how incredibly wonderful your rugs are.. and yet, I'd still have a hard time cutting them up. Looking forward to seeing them in action.

Hartwood Roses said...

That tendency to accept things that are free is a dangerous one indeed. It's hard to learn to say, "No, thank you." Offers of fabric are exempt.

Nexxie and Nuff are totally adorable. I remember cheering for them when they first showed up.

Country Girl said...

Hope you have a great weekend, Hilary.

Daryl said...

free is good ...

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