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There Was Snow


Yes, indeed, there was snow and then we have had several days of below freezing temps. Out furnace, like many in Portland, has failed to come on in the morning because it is in the attic and the condensation drain froze. Steve got it to start on Sunday, by using a hair dryer. Today, it was more problematic. It took a while. Thank goodness, the furnace downstairs is working just fine and so I holed up down there, working on a way to destash the fabrics that did not selll.

I had just a few intrepid buyers, so it was not a total loss. But, I still have lots of nice fabric and need to find homes for it.

I am starting with the batiks by trimming, ironing and folding them. I will sort them into groups and put them in priority mail boxes and put them on my website for sale. I have trimmed off lots of smaller scraps which could be useful to some quilters.


Here are some of the piles of batiks that I have. Some are as large as 1/2 yard and some are smaller than a fat quarter.





After these are boxed and photographed, I will start on the Japanese scraps. I know some of my readers are interested in those.

This is all a bit time consuming, but I think it is the best way to find homes for my stash.

Stay tuned to this space!

4 Responses to “There Was Snow”

  1. Amy Vetter says:

    Gerri, Thank you so much for sending me the little wall hanging!! I LOVE IT!! It is even more beautiful than I thought, you could not see the silver moon in the photo, I thought it was just trees. I love silver, not gold, so it is perfect. The check went in the mail first thing Thursday am, so you might have it by Saturday. Our snow finally left today, after 7 days of sitting around NOT melting. We had to cancel Fyber cafe meeting Xmas potluck 🙁 Have a great Holiday Season! AMY

  2. Jan says:

    Gerrie, is this what you refer to as your web site? I’m watching for your listings of fabric but not sure if watching your blog is the right place?

  3. Karen Davis says:

    According to the calendar winter hasn’t arrived yet…ha! I can’t stand this season! Hope your furnace gets fixed quickly!

  4. Jeannie says:

    This weather really has taken its toll on everyone. I hope your furnace is an easy fix and you are soon toasty warm. I will wait with bated breath for the Japanese fabrics to be listed. 😀 Have a wonderful rest of the week. Hopefully, it will be warmer.