This arrived in the post this morning from all the way across town with the following written on the accompanying card:
"This fabric was meant for you.
I first saw it on Saturday morning as it sailed away from my outstretched hand to the protective (possessive) bosom of the woman staffing the op shop.
I am certain she saw me head for the fabric and wool section and broke all known landspeed records to snatch it before I could answer it's pleas to be rescued and given to The Shopping Sherpa, who loves paisley, polka dots and black and white fabric prints. I could hear it tell me these things, I swear.
The woman assured me that she was going to make a summer top from it and we discussed (through gritted teeth), the options for a reasonably sized woman and two metres of fabric.
I assured her that the fabric is lovely and that I would have bought it had she not claimed (rudely snatched ) it first.
It had returned to the sale table by yesterday at lunchtime, so now it is yours."
What fantastic fabric and all the more special because of the rollocking yarn on how it came to be in my possession.
Taph, you know me well - a thousand thanks and may I return the favour the next time I spy a wool winder, loom and knitting machine in my travels...
Now Dear Readers, I need your input. I'm wanting to make this bag (with shorter handles) but can't decide between these four options:Please leave me a comment and tell me which version you like best (there was supposed to be a whiz-bang poll with voting buttons here but I can't get it to work...)
(Listening to: Deconstruction Presents compilation)