Ever look at something and not see what was plain as the nose on your face and not see it until it is pointed out to you and then every time after that you wonder why you didn’t see it the first time you looked at it?
My last post was about all the fleece throws I made for my family for Christmas. What I didn’t tell you was the boo-boo I made buying fleece for my two sons in law. I found this great black and white print that I thought would work for them and since I was having trouble finding “man” looking fabric with a print I thought this would do as it wasn’t flowery and in black and white was pretty graphic.
The bolts of fleece are pretty wide so I didn’t unroll it to have a better look – just took it up to the cutting table and had the gal cut 4 yards, 2 pieces in two yard lengths. One fleece throw for each of the two guys. As the clerk was folding it up after cutting it she said, “Oh those skulls are sure different.”
“Skulls?” I said. That was when I really looked at the fabric and wouldn’t you know there were skulls on it. How could I have not seen them before? Don’t you think the fabric is almost disguising the skulls?
Since I had already had it cut off I had to take it, didn’t even ask since it was a big liquidation sale and I had asked the clerk to cut off the pieces. I thought at the time it would be fine but after I got it home and the more I thought about it I decided I just couldn’t make blanket throws for my sons in law with this fabric. I didn’t know what they would think of a skull blanket/throw made and given to them by their mother in law. I purchased red and blue fleece the next time I was there and now that will be for the guys gifts, probably a much better choice.
Well I now have 4 yards of this stuff and not sure what I am going to do with it. Maybe I should give it to someone for a Halloween gift. Any other ideas?