Sunday, June 20, 2010

Flooding, Scraps & Stash

I live in the area of Southern Alberta where there is a lot of flooding happening right now. Its not a good situation for many people. I am fortunate enough to live on higher ground and shouldn't experience any problems. There is a news story about it HERE on CTV News Calgary for today and yesterday. Just click the play button on the video player that comes up. I'm not sure how long they keep their top stories but would think several days.
I decided to do some organizing this week of all my scraps... not that I really have all that many, but I thought they should be sorted out a la Bonnie Hunter. I have one of those four drawer plastic organizer thingies so figured that would work. When I pulled out my pathetic pile of scraps, I discovered that I wouldn't even come close to filling those drawers, even the shallower ones. Guess I need to make more quilts to create more scraps?? I will probably just use the video organizer boxes that I have been storing the unorganized scraps in. I'll divide them up into size categories and mark the boxes. Maybe one day I'll have enough to do something with...
I did find  LOTS of those 'bonus' triangles that I'd saved so, during my TV time, I'm sorting those into sizes so I can hopefully create something - perhaps a pinwheel quilt. One may be a mini as the triangles will make 1" blocks. Why on earth do I feel compelled to save these bits of fabric? Most people throw away a lot bigger pieces than these! Perhaps it was from the early lessons I learned from my parents:

 Waste Not, Want Not
Use it Up,
Wear it Out,
Make it Do or
Do Without 

Stash Report for Week 25
Yikes, almost to the half-way point of the year! Nothing used or purchased again this week. Haven't done well on the PhD (UFO) finishing front either as I've only done 2 of the 6 I had wanted to finish by the end of June. I did manage to finish one more block for my Joseph's Coat project but all of those fabrics have been counted already.

Used this week: 0 M
Used Year to Date: 18.3M
Added this week: 0 M
Added Year to Date: 17.07M
Net used for 2010: 1.23 M

Have a look at how everyone else is doing with their stash reports on Judy's blog.


  1. I had not heard about the flood in your area. So very sorry.


  2. Saw the news of the floods on CTV the other day too. Terrible for those on lower ground.
    Thanks for visiting my blog and posting about your name. It is very cute.
    I'm happy to use up my stash too although what I did was I made 2 1/2" strips to work with, and others were 4" squares. I have almost enough for tops of a good size just using up extras.

  3. All that flooding is incredible, unbelievable even! My goodness!
    My hubby and his golfing buddies had to make the 3 hour detour on his way home from Invermere/Windermere area on Saturday... Made for a much longer trip home.... 21-hrs instead of 18-hrs!
    This is going to be a long haul for the truckers, buslines, and locals in the area... 8-(
    Great scrap organizing there Edna! 8-)


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