Friday, October 16, 2009

Two Days Off

I have Thursday and Friday off this week. Ahhhh! It feels great.

Yesterday I spent the entire day sewing crumb blocks. I have a lot. of. scraps. I could make crumb blocks from now until the cows come home, and still not use up all my scraps. Crumb blocks are endlessly endless. I used about 4 dozen blocks to make a couple of quilt tops. I still have a pile of over 100 blocks, I'm sure. (Didn't count, but I know...) My scrap bin is down about 1/4 of a tiny unit.

If I sewed and sewed and sewed until I used up all my scraps, how many crumb blocks do you think I would have in the end? Easily 2,000 or more, I bet. And the act of making crumb blocks creates more scraps. It's a vicious cycle.

Here is what I did today:

1) covered God's in-box .. not too professionally done, but God doesn't mind. I got this idea from reading Anne Lamott's book, Traveling Mercies. When having a problem, scribble down a note to God, or just a name, or a whole prayer if you want, and drop it into the Inbox. Surprisingly, it seems to help! God will help you with your problem!

2) a Halloween bag for sale at church bazaar
3) crumb block top which still needs some kind of borders

4) another crumb block top that needs more of something.. it's too small right now

All these projects distracted me from finishing the table runner of a couple days ago, not to mention the secret project I need to finish and deliver to someone in my guild ASAP. I would have worked on that today, but I couldn't find one part of it. Weird. It has been in plain sight for days, until now when I wanted to start working with it.

You will get to see a picture of my secret project in about one month.


Unknown said...

lots of fun stuff going on!

Heather said...

LoL I just love your blog, Carol. And I've missed it! I got away from all my blogging and blog-hopping the past few months and am just now getting back "out there" again. You have such a great writing style. I always feel like I've had a good visit with a friend when I come here.

PS Love the crumb quilts. I have tons of scraps, as well, and a few crumb blocks to get me started. Hmm...

PPS I adored the story about your new cat! So glad that you found each other. :o)

Take care!

Unknown said...

What a cute name for just what it is! Crumbs of fabric...Quilters are so clever.
I love the quilts, very colourful which I adore!

Pattilou said...

Oh, I love scraps and making crumb blocks--they are mindless and relaxing and it's always fun to see how they turn out. Fun quilts.

AnnieO said...

I admit to throwing away my crumbs--just can't commit to storing those tiny bits. As you say, they produce more crumbs as you make them, kind of like trying to patch a hole in the top of a cake! I love your three projects' pics today, all so different and interesting.