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Shoreline, CT, United States
I would love for you to join me (a retired senior)in my zany crafting adventures with quilting (waaaaay too much fabric); scrapbooking (will I ever catch up?); redwork; counted cross stitch; crossword puzzles; reading; and cooking.

Friday, May 7, 2021

BAG O'BITS, et al

 
I have a lot of these bags
of bits and pieces
taking up space in my closet....
So, 
Today I took out the yellows,
and 
I am making these....

On my "bits" of
cut-off telephone
pages...
long strips...
leaving the papers on for now...

[I will tear off the papers
when I decide what to
make of them...]

This week I made these colors:

Multi, blues, and reds...

Just 3-4 per day...
and
at the same time, 
culling out those pieces that
 I will not use.

I am not emptying the 
bags at one sitting, 
but making a dent...
AND...
STRANGELY,

I don't know how I 
ended up with 
SO MANY
YELLOWS!!

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I am not calling this a new project...
just a way to do some mindless
sewing and to try to 
"use it up" to free up more
space for my growing stash...
πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

I am calling the rest of my year
"No Buy"
but....
We shall see how that goes...
My track record is not so
good --I think the 
longest I went was
four months a few years
ago...
Wish me luck--
πŸ˜€πŸ˜‚πŸ˜
😷😷

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Tonight I have prepared
a meatloaf, 
peeled potatoes
and plan on grilled corn...
for our dinner.

Then for our weekend treat--
I made a cherry pie...
I haven't done one of those
in a really long time...
πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹
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We are having new carpet installed
in our tv room, so I am sitting 
in the midst
of all the 
stuff and furniture we hauled
into the living room...

I say "we"-- but Tom did most of 
the heavy pieces and I only moved
the lighter items out...

Still and all my shoulder
did get a bit sore...
so this will be a resting weekend...

I hope your weekend will prove to 
be a wonderful one...
😷😷😷
Stay safe still...

Hugs, Julierose
La Blageuse
(sewing-those-bits-euse)








21 comments:

  1. Dinner and desert sound yummy. Your quick bits to use up those bags of scraps is a great idea.

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  2. Using up all those odd bits does feel so good. Every empty bag is a big accomplishment.

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  3. I have tons of those bags containing bits. I like your idea of using them into strip blocks. I also made a cherry pie a couple of weeks ago. We hadn't had one in quite a while. I'm making chocolate cupcakes with Grey Stuff frosting tonight.

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  4. Take it easy - I like your mindless sewing project. And dinner - YUM!

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  5. Those nagging bags of bits turn into something so pretty.

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  6. It's always amazing how many of those bits and pieces of fabric we accumulate, good on you for dealing with some of them. New carpet, that's exciting!

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  7. Great way to use up scraps! I'll be interested to see what you turn them into in the end.

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  8. Great idea to use up those tiny scraps.

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  9. I already broke my no-buy rule this year, and bought enough for the rest of the year! A new carpet sounds great. Those kinds of things tend to change up the whole look of the house.

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  10. Your yellows look so bright and spring-like. How do you manage to keep the pieces in the bag from getting all crumpled and in need of pressing before sewing them? Even a lose pile of strings or small pieces in my house ends up needing every piece pressed before use!
    The no-buy plan is a good one but sometimes we just don't have the right fabric and HAVE to buy some. Right?
    How wonderful to get new carpet.

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  11. A new carpet sounds great. Cherry pie sounds even better!

    Have fun with your scraps, glad to hear you are culling the unappealing bits.

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  12. What time is dinner?lol those little strips are cute. Mindless sewing is fun.isnt it amazing what quilts are in your scraps?

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  13. I have baskets of these 'bits'. you are sewing yours in color families. that is a good plan. if you dont make coin quilt you can use sections in parts of blocks, like the churn dash. Have a good plan.

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  14. It's good to cull some of those scraps! And I'm all for mindless sewing! Exciting to be getting new carpet!

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  15. That's a clever little idea. I think I might have to copy it. Thanks.

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  16. Try to rest that shoulder. I love being able to use up little scraps. Sometimes, they're so small that it makes me wonder why I even saved them. We're getting a new carpet soon too. I hate the dismantling of the room.

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  17. Liking the beginnings of your new strip project, should be easy to tear out the telephone book papers, they're lighter than copy paper. Your idea of a No Buy year is a good one, sad to say but I doubt I could keep to that, Kaffe has a new collection coming in September and I bet some land on my doorstep.

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  18. Good luck with no buy. I can resist proper quilt yardage but not a nice shirt! At least the shirts are cheaper. I like your mindless sewing project - sooner or later you will realise those strips are just perfect for something and there you will be, ready to go.

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  19. Wow, what a party of colourful and happy strips. I, too, don't have many yellows. =) You are very good not buying fabric for four months. That cherry pie does sound delicious. Take care of your shoulder.

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  20. ...aaah. New carpeting and a sore shoulder; I can relate! And I love your scrappy strippy strips!!

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  21. What a fun scrappy project. Good luck with "no buy." (I've been there and tried it with mixed results.)

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