all over! Figuratively speaking and at times, literally...I'm dangerous when I walk and carry a mug of coffee or tea *VBS* The coming of 2008 seems to have brought a re-newed energy and determination to many of us. Deeper than an urge, almost a burning desire to conquer our overflowing scrapbags,boxes,bags and baskets. I am not immune to this desire. It swept me off my feet and into a resolution to cut for at least 1 hour a day(scrap only) and ultimately not to forsake my love of scraps and scrap quilts, but to have lots of the scraps cut into a "sew now" state of preparedness.Containers of scraps are almost as numberous at my house as my quilts. This particular Rubbermaid tote has served me well for many years. It's the one I've been dipping into, lifting out a pile of scraps and cutting for that hour. It's NOT overflowing anymore!
But emerging from a far corner are these two quilt batt bags, holding lots and lots of more neatly folded bits and pieces. The bigger one is HEAVY! It's an extra loft queen size batt bag.
And then there are the various(and several)blanket bags. They stand so nicely and zip at the top. Keeps things clean, dry and dust free *VBS*
This old laundry soap pail is so handy for emptying the ice cream pail of scraps as it fills to overflowing on my cutting board. You can pack 'em down and really get a lot of scrap in there...right?? There are also several popcorn tins that house scrap as well as 3 of the rolling carts with drawers that now house the cut strips, accornding to size. I haven't decided as yet the best way to store the cut squares and triangles...probably will be the Rubbermaid shoe boxes, I think...for now they are in the flat cardboard boxes I showed you....stacked neatly by size.
I've been powerfully tempted to try Bonnie's new Maverick Star, but have decided I MUST wait until I have gotten more done on my cutting of scraps and work on the UFO's I'm determined to finish up this year. I've also been tempted to dive into the Civil War Block part that Kathie is hosting. Mine have been sitting neglected for about a year now....but I'm resisting that also. I've decided it's fine for me to have 'play days' with my Prairie Children book and some of those little quilts. They are do-able in such a short amount of time, hopefully they won't become another UFO.
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