It's one of those things you probably should learn, in one form or another. In today's society I'm not sure much thought is given to working with leftovers. We have such an abundance of EVERYTHING. Surely there is no need to bother with the leftovers, right? But stopping to think for a moment, "leftovers" really does apply to alot more than just fabric scraps or food. No one calls a child a leftover from a failed love affair, or worse yet, a tragic accident that kills the parents. We don't refer to divorced people in society as leftovers. And the endless amount of construction materials, advertising material and I could go on and on...but I won't *VBS*.So many kinds of leftovers to work with... I've been making Mile A Minute(MAMs)for many years now. I like the leftover bits, the orphan blocks, and the odd extra strips. I started this particular one back at the beginning of Lent, as part of my Frugal Friday happenings. It's 54" X 72". A good size for a snuggle quilt for someone.
And if you love the odd bits and leftovers, as I do, why not honor them with a smidgen of your most favorite fabric, *VBS* Who will know but you? Probably no one, but that's not the point. Do it to please yourself, it'll make you smile every time you see it, as if you have a secret. And you do *VBS*
I missed Frugal Friday last week, family and worry kept me from my appointed rounds, sorry about that. Today's leftovers are what I'm substituting for a Frugal Friday Offering. The scrappy sewing continues as does the rug making. In addition to that, I wandered aimlessly one day, chasing dark clouds and heavy burdens of worry, and wound up at my favorite thrift shop. I found these two treasures. The Les Mis for myself(still in it's shrinkwrap and an oldie, Richard Simmons workout tape. Oldest DD will be tickled pink with that one!The tapes are .99 each at this shop.
More goodies and treasures were found that day. A couple of darling little girl things for Baby A. at .99 per outfit, a couple of wooden Easter Tree bunnies for me(a splurge at .29 each) and more wooden blocks for Granny Finn's basket of wooden blocks. They have been a favorite of all those grandsons for many years. The blocks have been added piecemeal, when ever I find them, 6 here, maybe 10 there. The originals date back to my oldest DD(now going on 42) and oldest DS(who just turned 40). Many of the old ones have the words red or blue written on them by a then 9 year old boy who had devised a new game using blocks. The game is long forgotten, but the childish printing lingers, re-enforcing happy memories. And so I suppose, as I wind down, whether something is a leftover or not, is a state of mind. And maybe,while we are creating, we should give a thought or two to what will remain when we have finished. And what could be done with that. *VBS*