Saturday, May 20, 2017

ScrapHappy Saturday - Enjoying Emerald

The month is nearly gone, and I must admit that so far, I have little to show.  A few partially complete log cabins.  There are just three days left in the school year though, and the balance is sure to shift soon enough.  Hopefully your green scraps have been more productive.  Misterlinky is below.  Please share with us all.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

ScrapHappy Saturday - Green with Envy

As I rush around madly with end of the year wrap up for school, I am certainly envious of people with a full day of quality quilting time to look forward to.  Not to worry though, my time is coming soon enough.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

ScrapHappy Saturday - Going Green


It is ScrapHappy Saturday and I am home!  Hard to remember the last time that happened.  Out of town trips, review sessions, state competitions.  April was quite a whirlwind.  Just two more weeks until things start to settle down I think.  My big kids have their AP test on Monday and my little guys take their End of Course on the Monday after.  Hopefully that will mark the home stretch.  For now though, I feel strongly that a bit of sewing time is just what I need to get me through.  I think I'm going to pull out some tiny log cabins.  There is something strangely soothing about them.  What are you up to today with your green scraps?  Misterlinky is below.  Share with us all.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Green with Envy

It is a new month today, which means it is time for a new color.  Green is the lucky winner for May.   Glad to have something normal to dig into this month?  I sure am.  It felt so good to move along all those mixed up odd ball prints.  This will be so much easier though.   

Sunday, April 30, 2017

So Sorry

If you had asked, I would have told you that I scheduled a post to go out before I left for my trip.  I would have been sure of it.  I guess not!  I've been away at Disney for our Academic Team State Competition.  Its been a wild ride!  The competition comes with park passes, so every minute not in a match has been spent on rides.  We came over on Thursday, and it has been a whirlwind since then.  So much so that knowing what day it was might have slipped my mind.  I am so sorry for not having a scraphappy Saturday post up and ready to go.  So call this a makeup ScrapHappy Sunday?  I really am sorry.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

ScrapHappy Saturday - Rainbow Earthday

Happy Earth Day!  It is also march for science day, but I will not be marching.  Instead I will be doing science!  Today is our annual all county AP Biology review day.  There are just a few short weeks before the big exam.  So today I'll be making LAC operons out of swimming pool noodles and doing statistical analysis of M&Ms.  There will be snacks, and lunch and lots of kids from different schools.  It is always a jam packed day full of fun and learning.
Hopefully you have all been busy with your rainbow scraps.  I've got just two more jam packed weeks and then sewing time should be back on the agenda.




Saturday, April 15, 2017

ScrapHappy Saturday - Mixing it Up


I've gone crazy making randomly happy mixed crumb blocks.  Most of my scraps get sorted by color, but anything that can't live happily in a color drawer ends up in the mixed bin.  I'm doing my best to get that bucket all emptied out this month.  So far I just dumped it all out and started sewing anything together that was about the same size.  Those bits kept growing until they were big enough to get trimmed up to either 5 inches for 6.5 inches.  Maybe they will get sorted into pastels and brights?  Maybe they will just all learn to live happily together.  Time will tell.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

ScrapHappy Saturday -- All Mixed Up


We are finally starting spring break today.  Finally!  I can't remember ever having a spring break this late.  There won't be much left to do when we get back but get ready for end of the year testing.  That is a thought for another day.  Today I am looking forward to a lovely and relaxing vacation day.  I think I will start by using up some more of my multi colored scraps in randomly happy crumb blocks.  What multicolor fun do you have going on today?

Saturday, April 1, 2017

ScrapHappy Saturday - Multicolor Madness!



 Admit it, we all have problem children.  Each year I go through a scrap sorting exercise.  Most things fit neatly into one pile or another.  Even if it is only mostly blue or mostly red, it gets tossed into a basket or bin ready to be used happily with its like minded friends.

  Then there are the oddballs that are truly mixed up.  Floral prints, multicolor stripes, novelties!
This month I am going to pull them all out and try to make something.  Even if they all end up in multicolor crumb blocks, I want them used up and out of the way.  Challenging?  Perhaps, but its going to be fun trying!


Friday, March 31, 2017

April Fools

In honor of April Fool's day tomorrow, we are going to try to take a whack at our multicolor fabric.  
 We all have those great scraps that just don't fit into any of our monochromatic baskets.  This is the time to dig them all out and try to use them up once and for all.
Any "mixed" or "multi" prints are fair game this month.  It is also your chance to try to take care of those leftovers which contain bits and pieces of multiple colors that are leftover subunits from other projects.  You know the ones I mean right?  The sad leftovers that can't clearly be labeled as anything else.
I know this will be a challenging month for some, but I also know that I have a huge drawer of oddballs that I would love to do something fabulous with.  Good luck!