Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Is it the end of January already?

These last few weeks since I last posted have gone by so fast.  My mom had surgery back on the 19th and was in the hospital for a week and today we went and had her staples removed.  Great news today for us on the pathology report.....it was all benign.  She still is in pain this week but she is doing great for 73!

Me and my mom (aka my quilt binder)

No sewing for me these last few weeks of January.  Whenever I did go down to my sewing room, I was cutting scraps.  I've been following Jodi over at Pleasant Home for sometime now.  She is one of the blogs that I have an email sent to me of her latest post so I don't miss out.  January was all about scraps for Jodi.  I was so inspired from her for the entire month.  I bought one of the books that she recommended, Cut the Scraps by Joan Ford.  Joan recommends cutting your scraps for future use in 3 recommended sizes.  I highly recommend the book and am so glad I bought it.

Here is just a few of my scrap boxes. As you can see, I would just throw scrap fabric in a box and close the lid. Not any more.

Just a small pile of what I've cut so far. I'm cutting in 6 different sizes rather than 3. Once I'm done cutting, I'll be making a scrap quilt that I saw over at Pleasant Home. 

Be sure to go and check out Pleasant Home.  Jodi has a great giveaway going on to wrap up her "Sew Scraps Along".

I did get a bee block done on Monday.   My first attempt I made a mistake and had to email the queen bee of the month.  I was so embarrassed.  She so sweetly sent me the background fabric again.  Stephanie basically wanted some simple branches with a bird somewhere on the block.  She sent out all the material and we all received different color of fabric for the branches.  Here is my attempt and I hope Stephanie likes it.

If you want to see what the others did, our bee "Neutral or Not" is on flickr.

Happy Quilting!



  1. Cindy, so glad your mom is doing well and got a good path report. You both look great in this photo.

  2. Just think how productive you will be with all that cutting out of the way!


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