Saturday, January 31, 2009
I picked up these two books at Ginger's this week. I know, I know, I'll admit it. I'm a book junkie! Anyway, sooner or later I'm going to have to deal with scraps as they're multiplying at an alarming rate. There are seven or eight quilts in these two books that I really like. I thumbed through these books for the last couple of weeks before deciding that I really needed them. Needed? Well, I wanted them.
My problem? I feel guilty thinking about scraps when I've got oodles of uncut yardage to deal with. I feel guilty about even considering making something that won't bust stash except for backgrounds and backing. Well, maybe "guilty" is too strong a word, but my Catholic soul loves that word! LOL. I don't think this kind of guilt is something that needs to be confessed, but it's a tad bit bothersome to me.
I was laughing out loud this morning about the scraps. While I don't think I'll be making the big move back home for at least five more years, but I had a vision of the movers in here saying, "Hey, lady, you really don't want us to pack these scraps, do you?" Think about that for a second. Would you pay good hard-earned money to pack and move SCRAPS? Yes? No? I mean, for crying out loud, they're scraps!
Well, maybe they're more than just scraps. They are a history of the quilts I've made. They are the remnants of fabric that I have petted and loving cut and sewed. They represent a journey for me ... one that takes me all the way from the brain that couldn't comprehend things no matter how hard I tried - to a quilter who can make almost anything I put my mind to. And the scraps I'm talking about are not only my own scraps, but tubs of historically signficant scraps I've accumulated along this journey of the past seven years. Oh, Lordy, I'm getting teary-eyed just thinking about my scraps!
So I sit here this morning pondering my scraps. Do I deal with them now, or do I let the movers deal with them in five years? To quote Yogi Berra, "I wish I had an answer to that because I'm tired of answering that question."