or, I Have Friends in Library Places. (where did I put my medication?)
My friend Marie, of Cats and Books, etc., works with me here at the library. She's a bonafide librarian, unlike me. When we first met I was surprised to find out that she grew up right outside of my husband's hometown, (5 hours away in SC) and is approximately his age. Lots of other kind of strange coincidences since then, too many to mention. Marie and I have a mutual love of knitting, among other things, and we enable each other. An academic library isn't the busiest place in the world, so we know a lot of good craft blogs!
This morning the Great and Wonderful Marie brought me two gifts, and this was after she turned down my World's Most Fattening Cupcakes. This is the first gift:You are looking at vintage flour sacking. I know, I know, it looks like the reproduction fabric. ha! 14 pieces of 18"x18" flour sacking. Marie's mom used the flour, then washed and cut the fabric to make Marie big girl panties when she was being potty-trained. (Yes, I'm happy to say the training was successful.) Anyone who loves fabric knows what a wonderful gift this is, what a stupendous gift this is. No Marie, you may not have it back. BUT - I'm sure I'll find a way to reciprocate before I die.
Here are some (bad, sorry) close-ups of the fabric. My favorite is the brown horseshoe and clover fabric. Now I wish flour still came in fabric bags.