On my way home from the fabric shop I had to stop off at the hardware store. In the large "wheelie" bin outside someone had thrown out this basket:
My fat quarter collection was teetering on its shelf and needed a new home. This could be a possible solution. The blue and white fabric was very grubby and wouldn't improve with soaking in lots of chemicals. I knew where I could find some fabric for a new liner. Half an hour later, the basket was cleaned and a new liner inserted.
Another trip to the fabric shop and a slight addition. This would send my daughters' kitsch-o-meter into the stratosphere but I didn't care. Now the basket is ready for a useful life again and I am off to do some real sewing.