Talking to people who don't hear you (was DWJ quizzes)
rohina at shaw.ca
Tue Dec 14 18:13:50 EST 2004
>Or at the fabric store.
>Clerk: "What are you going to do with those, they don't go together?"
><staring at array of red, magenta and fuchsia rayon threads>
>Me: "I'm going to machine-embroider ALL OF THEM on a quilt made up of lots
>of shades of red silk."
>Clerk: "Oh, so that's what the red is for. What about the others?"
I'm so glad other people have this experience. When I was making my first
quilt, based on a pattern in Kaffe Fassett's first patchwork book, the
woman in the fabric store said, "These are all lovely fabrics, but you
can't put them all in the same quilt". I wondered whether she knew
something arcane about the fabric that escaped me, but no, she was being
judgemental about pattern and colour combination.
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