It has actually started! The time has come
to bring the fabric downstairs!
We removed all the fabric on, around, under,
and in front of the cutting table that my FIL built for my MIL.
It is huge at 6 ft wide, 3 ft deep, and 4 ft tall. After removing
all the fabric, we found an end-of-bed storage bench under the table.
Of course, it is full of fabric. The cutting table was built by
a master craftsman and so was a pain to dismantle. LOL. We got the
parts downstairs and "remantled" them in the center of
the living room. It is such a nice table. My goodness! Where can
I squeeze it into my own tiny house?
We created a long cardboard slide over the
stairs. I picked a pile of fabric in the master bedroom and started
taking bags to the stairs to slide them down. Whoosh! Most of the
fabrics were in the original bags from when my MIL bought the fabric.
At the end of the stairs is the front door which stopped the bag
of fabric. Thump! Hubby was at the bottom collecting the bags and
placing them in the living room. So, for about an hour, you heard:
WHOOSH! THUMP! WHOOSH! THUMP! . . .
Removing the pile of fabric uncovered a
small letter desk. I knew there was a piece of furniture under the
pile, but did not know what it was. Once uncovered, we were able
to check the contents. What a treasure we found - old pictures of
great relatives! There was a gold locket with a picture of hubby's
great grandmother holding a little child that was his grandmother.
Mostly, we are finding cotton fabric for
quilting, but there are other non-cotton fabrics as well. I found
linen, rayon, oxford, fleece, polyester, wool, synthetics, and blends.
Some I cannot identify. We will stack those fabrics together and
let the fabric experts decipher them.
Well, that is about 10% of the fabric down
the stairs. Let's hope, now that we have a system, the rest will
come down faster.
I tried to take pictures, but we do not
have mobile phones which made it difficult. I used an RCA pad we
found at the house to take pictures. Do you know you cannot transfer
pictures from an RCA pad to a computer without purchasing special
equipment? That was disappointing. I had an old electronic camera
and took several photos. They are poor quality, but at least I obtained
This desk was covered with fabric. All we could see was the top
shelf. The drawer under the writing area is where we found the gold
This is the beginning of sorting the fabric. These are
This is the table on which we are placing fabrics such as linen,
rayon, oxford, fleece, polyester, wool, synthetics, and blends.