Monday, July 03, 2006

Messy LA Quilter


I couldn't stand the scrap basket overflowing and Daisy scattering stuff everywhere. She discovered that I pay attention to her when she's in my scraps making mischief! So yesterday afternoon I started cutting, and I cut and cut -- cut until 11:00 last night. I read through Bonnie's scrap management tips, and now have scraps that are usable. I still have a bunch of bricks and squares to cut, but the strips are done and that took care of about two-thirds of the scraps. Can't wait to get in them and start making quilts!

I've been working on my niece's quilt. Still making the first set of blocks, but I'm having more fun just piecing a bit and running to the TV when something Paula Deen is cooking sounds good. In between I've been doing some household chores, but not many! :) I slept until almost 6:30 this morning - so that wasted a couple of hours out of my usual day!

I fixed a big breakfast for myself this morning: bacon, eggs, grits, toast, fruit. I'm still stuffed two hours later. I found myself smiling while I was cooking the bacon. My Mom was real impatient when she was cooking bacon. She'd lay all the strips out real nice and neat, and about two minutes into the cooking she'd get impatient and stir them all up. So growing up our bacon was never pretty, but sure tasted good. This morning I did the same thing just because I was thinking about her. And it also made me realized where my impatience came from! LOL

Off to clean up the mess by my cutting table. Looks like I missed the trash can more than I hit it!!

11 comments:

quiltpixie said...

Sounds like things are going well right now. Getting a handle on all the scraps can be so energizing.

Mary said...

Once I finish sorting through my books and magazines I need to start sorting and cutting into my stash in preparation for moving. Your post reminded me to go back and read Bonnie's suggestions before I start cutting.

Norma said...

When I first saw the picture come up, I wondered, "What happened". After I read your post I smiled. This reminds me of when I get into a cleaning binge in my studio. Keep up the good work. You have many bits ready to start new quilts now -- quilt seeds!

ForestJane said...

I need to do that too - I'm in the midst of trying to sort my FQ now! Scraps can be next... lol

Bonnie said...

Your waste basket looks exactly like mine. I start out being neat, but after cutting for several hours, the scraps rarely get into the basket. But it sure is nice to get things cut and organized.

Linda_J said...

That naughty Daisy---attention for good or bad behavior is still attention, just be what she is thinking. I suspect you were messing things up just as bad with all that cutting, LOL. Maybe she just wanted to join in the fun?

JudyL said...

Congrats on getting the scraps sorted! Want to come do mine?

Breakfast sounds yummy!!!

Judy L.

Hanne said...

Good going on the scrap manangement! I am looking forward to see what you will be making with them :-)

Maureen said...

Love your thoughts about your mother. Nice.

Finn said...

Love that your cutting scraps! That bug must be going around..LOL

The quilt for your niece in the above picture looks great..good color choices!!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I am sure that pile of scraps is doggie heaven to play in!

Cheers!

Evelyn