Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Amazing Luck

 So, I'm minding my own business in the Middle School library, shelving books, when the librarian came staggering out of a closet with a big box.  On top of the box is a dodgy plastic Christmas wreath, and I mentally composed my excuse for why I would not help put up Christmas ornaments.  The other volunteers, not being allergic to the closet clearing out that appears to be brewing, go over to the box and start to pull out these Saris.  They are getting rid of them.  All of them  Not only the Saris, but the little matching tops and silk scarves, and salwar kameez ( the tunic and pants ensembles) Many of them silk.
 with hand done bead work.
 Glorious metal woven accents
 Batik and the little mirror embroidery
A stunning, overwhelming amount of color ans beauty.
That is going to the trash.
Uhm, no it's not.
It all came home with me.  All of it.Strangely, no one else wanted any of it.
No, I don't know what I'm going to do with it.  Some of it is damaged- it looks as though it was stapled to a wall somewhere, and some of it has some staining and small holes, but the great majority of it is just lovely  The librarian recollects that it was donated by someone for the drama dept.  This states schools being bankrupt, there hasn't been a middle school drama dept for maybe ten years? So, lots of dust and dirt, and staples, and some areas of reaction to the  cardboard.

I have a lot of hand laundering to do, and for no it is airing on the porch.  This is going to be SO MUCH FUN!!!!!!!!!!


Mothering4Money said...

Beautiful detail. My favorite is the second one that is white and gold. Can't wait to see what you make with them!

AlisonH said...

Wow. What quilts may come!

Anonymous said...

woo-hooo , all the good you do for others comes back to you in little moments of luck- just like this. How cool!!
Maggie in MI

Magpie Sue said...

Oh boy, what a haul! Can you say "crazy quilt?!" So glad you were there to rescue the lovelies!

Sujata said...

Oh.. how lucky you are? I always wonder what people think when I go to the goodwill stores and see all the Indian cloths. I always wonder who buys them.
I am saving every bit of my Indian clothing to make something some day.. I can' wait to see what you do with them.

Tonya Ricucci said...

wheee, fabulous score!