So I was studying my office closet today, as you do, and gazing with pleasure upon the gaps where fabric used to live. Fabric that has now been turned into a dress, a jean jacket, and three quilts (the fourth is in progress).

And then I made the mistake. My gaze fell on a bundle of black fabric on a cubicle shelf. When I pulled it down and unfolded it, a fine dusting of silver glitter fell onto the carpet like tiny snowflakes.

Which is when I remembered. This was six yards of a silky black fabric embossed with outlined silver fish scales that I’d bought back in 2014 with the intention of turning it into a dress. And I finally made the connection to one of the dress patterns I’d found in the closet—I was going to use it as the pattern for this fabric.

Well, now I don’t have to worry about where I’m going to get six yards of fabric for this dress.

Mind you, I’m not going to do this particular project for a month or so. I really want to finish the quilt first, plus I’d like to get some jewelry made out in the garage if the weather continues to be nice. But when I do, I already know I am going to wind up scattering glittering craft herpes from one end of this house to the other.

It’ll so be worth it.