Have you ever loved a piece of clothing so much you just can't get rid of it? I have a closet full of maternity clothes, lovely linen suits from my professional days, gorgeous gowns, well worn t shirts, ancient scarves and distinctly unstylish shoes. Why am I saving them? Once, in an effort to make room for what I still wear, I took a terrific ultrasuede suit, an elegant designer jacket and several skirts to a resale shop. They were refused - just too dated for their clientele (a resale shop, mind you)! I left the shop in horror and could only imagine that if I hadn't gained ten pounds with that last pregnancy, I would be the one that was just too dated. But I still kept the clothes, hoping that one day I'd wear them again.
I never did wear those things again, but some of them have made their way into my quilts. This quilt is made entirely of a well worn summer wardrobe that I had to cut up or I would never never wear anything else. I like how it is color coordinated... green, blue and beige. Even the tags were used in the label of the quilt. Nothing went to waste, and I still use this quilt on my bed.
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