One Lady’s Crap is My Treasure: part 1- window treatment

It was just an ordinary Wednesday night with a dozen or so ladies were gathered in my basement for bible study. Over coffee and cake we were sharing our prayers and concerns. Trudy spoke up with exhaustion that she didn’t know what to do with all of her mother’s crap. (Now, Trudy is a proper, southern, church going woman, so to hear her use such a word as “crap”, I knew she was frustrated.) Her crafty-quilt making momma had passed away a year earlier and Trudy, along with family, had been going through her momma’s things to get ready to put the house up for sale. 

I asked “Well what kind of crap?” (You see, I’m not so well refined. I’ll say such a word.)

Trudy says “All kinds of yarn, fabric, quil…” I had to stop her right there. The heavens opened and the angels sang “AHHHHHH!!!!

“Trudy. Your worries are over. I will take your momma’s crap.”

And so I did. We filled my SUV from the front seat all the way to the back and up to the top with glorious, colorful, old, vintage fabric, yarn, buttons, sewing notions, quilting frames, and more. This is only a portion of the loot I brought home. This was a win-win for both Trudy and me. She got rid of all of her momma’s craft supplies and I received a treasure trove of materials to create with.

Now there was some sorting to be done. I went through every bag, can and box. I threw away garbage bags full of stuff that no one could use, but I kept so much interesting stuff that looked so promising.

For example, I found 2 inch squares of fabric divided by color in sandwich bags. In one baggie was this strand of triangles sewn together. What was she going to do with them? I started folding those squares in half and sewing them together. I had an idea of how I could use them.I sewed and sewed and sewed close to 6 1/2 yards of triangles.And now I have a colorful, unique and waayyy cute window treatment! I ❤❤❤!

Thank you Trudy’s momma! And thank you for stopping by! Tomorrow I’ll share my next little adventure with all this treasure.

2 thoughts on “One Lady’s Crap is My Treasure: part 1- window treatment

  1. Love, love, love this, Mary!❤
    One person’s trash is definitely another’s treasure…the secret is in getting the two people together. So neat to hear how the Lord did that for you and Trudy!
    Thanks for sharing!
    I’d love to see you. If you find yourself making a trip to Charleston anytime soon, let me know and maybe we can get together!

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