Once There was a Shirt
Once there was a lively green shirt that buttoned down the front.
It was worn by a man named Frederick,
tailor made for him on one of his annual trips to Hawaii.
The beautiful greens, gold and aqua
reminded him of the lushness of the rainforests.
He wore it every chance he could while on vacation,
and every chance at home when his wife wasn't looking.
It was a quality made shirt and it made him feel so good when he wore it.
As he got older, he couldn't fasten the buttons by himself anymore.
His family helped his choose golf shirts and t-shirts
so he could still be independent.
Frederick's family had to give some of his old clothes away
to make room for the new.
One savvy thrift shopper
recognized the quality of the cotton
and loved the beautiful colours,
and knew no one would wear the shirt again
with Frederick's name ironed on the collar.
She took it home
and deconstructed the shirt
and cut it into narrow strips.
Lots of narrow strips.
Then she started wrapping the strips around some cording,
coiled it and stitched it.
Wrap. Coil. Stitch.
A little bit of tilting and snipping.
Her sewing machine was almost swallowed up!
And when she was done, the lovely lively shirt had transformed into these:
All that goodness from just one shirt!
These items have all SOLD now! Thanks so much to my wonderful customers!
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