Saturday, February 18, 2017

Happy Accident

  1. the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.

    "a fortunate stroke of serendipity"

    synonyms:(happy) chance, (happy) accident, flukeMore

  1. I looked up this word and found a new name for this little quilt. It's Happy Accident from now on.

    It's a combination of scraps from all walks of fabric-ness. I continue to entertain myself with the wonder of just putting little bits and pieces together. I do look for variety. I think this piece is improved by adding the little bits of the curtain that Christo used to cover walkways in Kansas City's Loose Park long ago. There's also a wacky kimono, some Marcia Derse, tie silk, vintage dress, old shirt, Hawaiian shirt ...

    I'm thinking long and skinny pieces might be easy to display. This measures ~8" x 48". It's traditionally bound.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day

An old shirt and no scraps too small make up my Valentine's Day postcards this year. The background is an old shirt that belonged to a good friend. I throw my smallest colorful scraps into a basket by my sewing machine. I picked through them and arranged shapes into heart shapes. Here's an old poem I have always loved:

Old days,
Old ways,
Pass by.
Love stays.

Happy Valentine's Day to you!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Thrifty with thread

I got some sewing notions at an estate sale a few weeks ago. Some of the thread I found reminded me of spools Mom had when I was little. She saved every bit of thread, winding different threads onto spools and bobbins like this.

I found a few other bits of thread that takes this to a whole new level of thrift. Next is a rolled up bit of paper with thread wrapped around it, stored safely inside a plastic tube.

The next ones take the cake! Yes, that is a broken toothpick saving a bit of thread. Along with it is a tiny rolled scrap of fabric with thread wound around it. Some might find this disturbing but I find it very sweet! Ah, thrift!