"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jer 29:11 (NIV)

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Scrap-Happy March 2022

 Not a lot of time to sew this month.   Did get these two pieces made.

First up was this applique block made with bits and pieces of scraps and remnants.  It was sent off to go into a group quilt that has a theme of cats/dogs/Day of the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).
Second piece completed was this quilted postcard. Technically this was done mainly from a kit and a strip from a remnant (the cream background).   But since the largest piece included in the kit was 3" by 4", and the bulk of them were only 1 inch wide for the rays I'm counting it as scraps.   It has been mailed off for a longtime friend who will be celebrating his 70th birthday in early April.


1. All my stuff has not been unloaded from the storage containers and is in the Mobile home.   Now comes the work of downsizing some.

2. Contract has been extended to 6 months.

3. New bed has been custom ordered in order to get a bed that will fit the room I'll be using a bedroom.  Should have it in 3-4 weeks.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2022


A lot of thrifting has been happening lately as I've been trying to get needed things for the mobile home that if all go well where I'll be living in a couple of weeks.   Most of it has been needed because of the amount of purging that I'd done before putting all into storage for the last 6 months.

I saw these vintage embroidered bread covers and towels and couldn't resist them.  They are done on vintage feed-sack type material.   All are in really good condition.  I'm thinking that the 4 on the left (3 dogs and one duck) will be cute with some of my 30's repro scraps.  Not sure what pattern I want to use with them at this point.

The one on the right is commerically made, but brand new.  I'll cute the floral panels out and make quilted postcards with them.

And one of the latest things I found were two of these Coca-cola print, cotton kitchen towels.  I have a friend in TX who collects coke themed items, so I'll send these to her in some form.  Am debating about whether to make them into bowl cozies for her or just to gift them to her as is.