SoCS for Saturday April 6, 2019

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS April 6/19

Here’s your prompt:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “fab.” Use it as a word or find a word beginning with “fab.” As always, use any way you’d like. Have fun!

Here’s the rules from Linda Hill:

1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing (typos can be fixed), and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.

2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.

3. I will post the prompt here on my blog every Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” “Begin with the word ‘The,’” or will simply be a single word to get you started.

4. Ping back! It’s important, so that I and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of this post into yours.  Your link will show up in my comments for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top. NOTE: Pingbacks only work from WordPress sites. If you’re self-hosted or are participating from another host, such as Blogger, please leave a link to your post in the comments below.

5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read all of them! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later or go to the previous week by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find below the “Like” button on my post.

6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!

7. As a suggestion, tag your post “SoCS” and/or “#SoCS” for more exposure and more views.

8. Have fun!

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Over my adult lifetime I have accumulated tons of fabric. When I was a teen and young adult I sewed a lot. When I was in a manic phase I would turn out outfit after outfit. Between all the short shorts and micro mini skirts and the little tops for summer, they took up such little pieces of fabric and I could make outfits to last a month or more and not wear the same thing twice. I also had fancier fabrics that I made suits from. A jacket with matching pants and skirt. I had to lengthen my mini skirts though because I started a job and they considered them too short for business.

Once the kids came along I tried to sew, but who has time with 2 kids under 2 years of age. Then I lost interest. I carried boxes of fabric around from move to move and kept on buying it even though I wasn’t sewing anymore.

I was going to start quilting so I starting buying more and more smaller pieces of fabric and remnants were perfect for that. Problem is I never made a single quilt.

One day I said forget it, I am not going to sew again and I offered all the fabric on and it went fast too.

So as fate would have it, now I have that feeling that I want to sew again. I am not going to start accumulating fabric though. I know better, I hope! When I am manic I get grandiose feelings and it is bad news if I decide to act on them usually. I have to remind myself that I am not really wanting to sew again, the feeling will pass.


Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog

15 thoughts on “SoCS for Saturday April 6, 2019

  1. Mukhamani

    I to stitch and I have always stitched my clothes but I buy fabrics only after I have stitched what I have wanted to stitch. But I could never throw away the left over pieces. Last year in October I made two patchwork quilts for our grandchildren. But now I have decided I am not going to accumulate the left over pieces. 😊

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    1. Tessa Post author

      I had a real draw to fabrics even though I wasn’t sewing anymore. I would have to probably make a pattern out of something I wear now. I wear almost the same kind of pants everyday, not like when I was young and had all those pairs of shorts and tops.

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    1. Tessa Post author

      The desire is not that strong LOL! My Bipolar really caused me to do all that sewing. I just did one right after the other. I was petite and skinny then and now it would take a lot of material and not sure I could find a pattern to fit.


  2. Shelley

    I’m feeling the same way – I’ve been collecting fabric and hoping to find time to create a quilt or two. I have two quilts that need to be finished that my grandmother started and didn’t finish. Oh, my, is an unfinished fabric fetish a hereditary kind of thing? Happy Saturday.

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  3. ghostmmnc

    Nice memories of sewing! I used to sew a lot, and still have a lot of fabric, but I doubt I’ll be sewing anymore. Just thinking about it makes me want to, but …probably not. It’s hard to resist getting more cool fabrics, isn’t it! 🙂

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