This year I believe she tried to "kill two birds with one stone". This aunt, also a crafty one, was given all these fabric samples from another aunt who sews. Not wanting to say "I really don't know what to do with all of these," my aunt just held on to them for a long while before sending them my way.
Then there's Mary - my friend who scored dearly on the upholstery swatches at the thrift store. After splitting her stash with me, here's what I ended up with:
Oh, Gertrude is going to be busy now. I actually pulled her out this week when my main machine's bobbin starting going wonky. I think it's something in the tension, but I didn't feel like searching through the manual. Sewing machine technician, I am not. So I just switched my thread and bobbin to Gertrude and kept on moving. Details on that project really soon. I just have some hand-stitching and one more thing to make for that project to be finished.
Just wanted to share new additions to my stash. And I didn't spend a dime.