Just some things to use up scraps from the scraps … and to practice with these strip sets…getting to the point where i just don;t think they will ever be as reliable a way to get things pieced as just putting one patch with another and sewing the seam.

Using up the scraps, and also some small pieces of yardage is very satisfying. The sense of utility, not wasting, and being a bit resourceful too touches something deep. There is so much built in waste…things are on purpose made to become obsolete, ideas are drummed in from every direction-get new, get more,the old is not good enough any longer…..in a very small way this feels a quiet NO to all that…

anyway..the red and white checkerboard is from some cow fabric and muslin.A long time ago someone i was swapping with just had to have cows, any kind of cow, any color.So now there is no longer a rectangle of cow fabric, just small bits in this table topper. The even smaller piece red and muslin piece represents the end of the cow fabric!!!!! Yay.

The purple and blue piece with the orange plaid backing is also a table mat, and also from scraps. The pieces weren;t big enough to put into a quilt that’s hanging on the design wall….and needing a break from the bigger piece, this got made. It;s in the process of being hand quilted with embroidery thread and very big stitches.

And last but certainly not least is a picture of Sin Huevos and Maggie….taken the day before yesterday. It;s not a particularly good picture but it shows them together …they are actually beginning to play together.And Sin Huevos is so funnty. Normally he wouldn;t be bothered to chase a toy , but he got tired of seeing me throw toys for Maggie. She loves to play with toys…and will go running as fast as she can to go get them. Sin Huevos has not gotten in on the deal…he will go get a toy that’s been thrown and then get on the sofa with it so Maggie can;t have it. What a hoot.

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