My mom quilts.
My mom has enough fabric to piece a quilt top that would cover the county she lives in.
My mom shares.
When my mom sends us a package, she uses fabric like other people use packing peanuts.
That means I have all this pretty, fun fabric at my fingertips for any sort of sewing I might want to do.
The thing is, I don't have major sewing skills. I have minor ones. I can't set a sleeve or a zipper (at least I don't think I can, since it's been something like 22 years since I made that dress in college), but I can do simple things.
I can sew napkins.
I made a bunch a couple summers ago, but a few were getting ratty, so we just added these three. I love cloth napkins, and I love using fabric from my mom for every day things like this.
Little Bit's meal-related job is to put napkins (and flatware) on the table. After a meal, it's her job to put the napkins into the laundry. She also helps me fold them after they've been washed and dried. She knows that the fabric is from Grandma, and she watched/helped (Honey, move your head - I can't see to sew!) me sew them. Right now, she's making some drawings that we'll embroider onto the next ones we make.
We keep them right next to the table, in this basket. Right after we do laundry, the basket is plenty full, but sometimes we run low - that's why that roosterful of paper napkins is sitting there too.
If I can get a few more cloth napkins sewn, perhaps we can retire him, hee hee.