I wish. But I have made some inroads. I started a queen size quilt yesterday using only material from my shelves. I have to make more room on those shelves because I acquired two nifty fiber devices last week.
First, a neighbor passed along a Brother 929d serger via freecycle. She thought it had some issues, but I read the manual, threaded all four strands carefully, spun a few knobs, watched to make sure I didn’t cut off a finger, and away I went. This will be especially useful as I start to sew with my woven fabric. It binds along the edge to stabilize it then slices off the excess. When I make my next bathing suit it may be helpful too. As an aside, I wore my homemade bathing suit to swim laps yesterday and it’s holding up fine. Today I think I’ll have to wear a wetsuit because I am going to venture into Mirror Lake where the water temperature is only 68 degress f.
Next I purchased a Louet drum carder from Goodwill. I have a lot of alpaca fiber, maybe part of a wool fleece, that has been sitting in bags, after I washed them, waiting to be carded. And waiting. I have visions of blending fibers to get new colors but at least making some headway on my fiber so I can empty those shelves to refill them again. Tim’s getting nervous. We just read about a woman who was a hoarder and died among her possessions when the first floor of her house collapsed upon her. I am a only hoarder wannabe.
This baby blanket came off the floor loom and has been shipped to the new baby. I love the colors and it is quite soft.