Thanks a ton for all of the encouraging words the past few days. The decision is in...I'm going to try it! If I fail miserably at least I have most of my gifts finished for...uh...forever. I think it will be a blast no matter how it goes!!!
A good friend of mine's mother passed a few years ago and her aunt passed just a few months ago. She has been going through all of the contents of their house (they were twins and lived together). There was a ton of jewelry. Lots of old lady stuff. And fabric. And notions. And she asked me if I might have any interest in any of it! YES PLEASE!!!! And a box came walking up to my front door the other night. She said she really didn't think I would use it because it was all so old. Mostly from the late 30's and 40's. A few things from the 50's she said. As I wiped the drool from my chin I said I would take a look. The entire box was filled with butter tubs FULL of vintage buttons! And baking pans full of ric rack and lace and tape!! And then I saw the transfers!! They are about the most awesome things EVER!!!! I may not recover from this one!!! She was ready to throw it all out! Oh my!
And one more thing...as she was leaving she asked me if I might be interested in a steamer trunk of fabric from the same time period! I think she was afraid to ask me...seeing as I was completely glazed over by the treasure in front of me. She said there were bolts and bolts of fabric from the late 30's and early 40's. I guess their family were seamstresses in the early part of WWII and the boom just following. Whew. I told her I would come over and take a look. You know, out of the kindness of my heart. So they wouldn't have to throw it away. I really am a fabric martyr you know!