The lovely Bev has chosen the October winner of Travelling Treasures.
Sincere congratulations go to Susan. If you have a moment, check out Bev's blog. She has made a
very special gift for Susan. I am jealous! Thank you to everyone who played along.
Here at the cottage, there is still plenty of yardwork happening. I've been trying to do as much as I can before it gets too hot. I was very sad yesterday I had to dispose of 3 fully mature tomato plants that I grew from seed. They were loaded with tomatoes that were full of grubs. I've thrown away more than a dozen fruits so far and have yet to eat one myself!! The remaining plants are well sprayed now with garlic and chilli spray and homemade white oil. I refuse to give in!! Some things are going well though. I have had these pretties for lunch the past two days, freshly cut by me!
Spinach, spring onions, rainbow silverbeet. I added celery, capsicum, and tomato to make a huge salad. Did you know you can plant the roots of spring onions from the store and they will grow? I have a steady supply now as I can cut off what I want and they grow back.
This is my scrap drawer. It is only 3 inches deep, but it holds a lot. I promised myself when it got full I would do some cutting and sorting instead of starting another drawer :) Then I looked around my sewing room (which I never sew in because it is too dark) and I saw little stacks of scraps here and there that had been multiplying when I wasn't looking. There is no way all of those scraps would have fit in the drawer too, so it was time to start sorting.
There are 30 leftover / orphan quilt blocks on this chair, found in that drawer. Hmmm......
I have made a huge mess but it is a pretty one. I decided I don't want blocks in every size, so I have limited my cutting to 4" and 5" squares, 2 1/2" strips, and strings. These are the sizes I use most.
I made a bag for each of these sizes to simplify sorting while I am cutting.
This produce bag is nearly full of the crumbs too small to save. The pile is 8" high!
Here is the drawer a few days later...and it doesn't look like I made much progress. How do you sort your scraps? Do you set a limit for yourself? Do you cut many sizes? xx debbie