Sunday, 22 March 2009

Busy? Mother's day.....


No post yesterday - just didn't happen, my freinds' small boy's party - with 15 littles and more than 15 adults - slightly crazy but fun. My debut as a narrator for a puppet show (an exclusive one off!) a creeping case of a cold that hasn't decided to come or not, and a mild case of self pity....
Today has been busy with tidying up - in a mad effort to divert me from what I should really be doing, I had an attack at my scrap cupboard (yep cupboard...) I have hoarded scraps for many years, never finding the exact one I needed when I needed it - it's a liability - I'm sure I'll find a small child in the bottom of the cupboard. In the past I did a lot of applique, this both generated and used scraps. I have a generous set of friends who would pass on scraps to me. Alas, the last 4 years I've not made a sizable quilt - the scrap mountain has continued to grow. I felt I should 'do something' about it - and was interested in this 'system' alas it's failure is that it generates a larger amount of 'waste' which is still usable and then the chopped strips and squares need storing. I'm not sure if this is a good idea to start this, given both the huge volume of scraps I have and my total inability to get rid of anything less than 1/4 of an inch square, then I have a hard time with that. Perhaps I should have kept on focus and tried to tidy up the heaving volcano of school offerings and bits of paper that seem to accumulate over the week. What do I do with my scraps scraps??
Oh yes... I didn't forget.... it was Mother's day for us English Moms...... I guess I'll have to hope someone remembers Turkish Mother's day... since no one remembered English Mother's day ... do I sound like a cynical mom of 3?? bahh humbug.....

1 comment:

loftstudiodesigns said...

Encourage your family to remember Australian Mother's Day instead... its the second Sunday in May!

You have a fair lead time to get them used to the idea!

I sympathise with you over the scraps...a favourite tutor of mine specialised in miniatures and for her nothing was too small...she kept waste paper baskets handy (one for each colour family) and anything small was tossed in those baskets "just in case"!

I have became more disciplined at throwing out - small off cuts are reduced to 2&1/2" squares and anything smaller is given the heave ho!

Robbie

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