Tuesday, March 17, 2009
A Mate for the Old Maid?
Sometimes, OCD isn't fun. I couldn't stand the thought of something I made not having the perfect mate. So, I went to Gaffney Fabrics in Philadelphia's Germantown neighborhood with swatch in hand to find a mate for one of my old maids. I put the swatch next to the bolt at least twenty times, squinted my eyes and stared from six different angles and essentially looked like a crazy woman. But … I found a twill that matches the batik - if one doesn't look too closely. Typical of Gaffney's prices, it was $1.99 a yard, so I didn't stress about pouring more money into an outfit that doesn't work. It hasn't been sunny enough to look at the two fabrics in natural light. Why do color and light play such evil tricks on the eyes? I have a feeling I'll be carrying this swatch around for weeks - always on the look-out for the perfect match. The never-ending hope of the old maid!