Tuesday, November 14, 2006

To SWAP or Not to SWAP....

...That is the question.
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the pins and needles
Of disciplined, planned sewing
Or to revolt against the restrictions of the story board
And by so doing, generate multiple unrelated garments that fill the closet.

To plan, to restrict no more,
And by casting off such planning to run freely through the stashes
Of fabrics and patterns, choosing that which doth the fancy take
And make a midden of the coordinated wardrobe of days of yore.

Tis a consummation devoutly to be wished, and yet
the camaraderie and inspiration of sharing the journey would be lost.
Aye, there's the rub, for what is the fun to toil alone,
With no milestones of accomplishment to display upon the boards?
And by what standard shall the choice be made, with all the stash to choose?
Shalt one return from the attic, with choice in hand
Or shalt forever be there ensnared, endlessly turning from one to another to another,
Never to decide what to cut next?

For who would bear the paralysis of analysis, when she
Might her decision make with a rotary cutter swiftly applied?
But that dread of something after completion...that a better match of fabric and pattern could be found
Puzzles the will, and makes cowards of us all
And Ensembles of great style and moment, with this regard, turn awry
And stay forever yardage in the bins....


  1. LOL, Lisa that is great. Can I copy that into my file of great sewing quotations?

  2. *giggle* Sure, Mary.

    Perhaps I should add 'With apologies to Mr Shakespeare' to the end somewhere...

    That was one of those sudden inspirations; I think it only took my 4 edits to get the spelling/typo errors out :rolleyes:

  3. Oh, my gosh, that's hysterical!


  4. TOO FUNNY!!! LOVE this!!! :D Guess I'll miss this swap too...wanted to join in this time but I'm swamped with Real Life stuff now.

    Took the plunge & switched to beta.blogger!! I'm such a sheep ;) Wasn't hard at all, but now I'm having to login every single time I click my bookmark, which annoys me to no end. Will have to ponder that fix.


  5. Incredible. Hilariously totally TRUE!!!

    How talented you are!!!

  6. Oh my gosh - I'm cracking up over here! :) Soooo witty!