Friday, March 10, 2017
Feeling better about divestiture
The other day I wrote about getting rid of little bundles of fabric left over from clothes and curtains and things that I made decades ago. I dutifully pitched the stuff, but it wasn't without some qualms -- not that I thought I would ever use the bits from garments I hadn't seen in 40 years, but it seemed so final to throw away things I had carefully saved all those years. They seemed to be tangible connections to my past, and to accomplishments and pleasures that were very important at the time.
But then I had an inspiration. I could save out some smaller pieces and make little people from them!
That struck me as the perfect way to retain my memories of beautiful dresses from the past, yet let the bundles of leftovers depart.
I had already put dozens of leftover bundles into the discard pile the previous week, and I'm proud to say that I didn't go back and retrieve them, but I did cut chunks of a bunch of remnants that I had just discovered. Here are some of the little people I made from them: