Saturday, June 22, 2019

When all else fails . . .

SCRAP ! ! ! 


Scraps to be sewn . . .

Scraps to be pressed . . . 

Scraps to be sorted !

Last week when I decided to clean up and organize my sewing space, I ran across the scrap blocks/quilt in progress. I try really hard to work on them as leaders and enders, but occasionally I just get caught up in them and go to town.

This week, I was sort of at loose ends with any sewing projects. I took the pile of scraps that are partially sewn together and started working on them.

It didn't take very long to get them under control and make something substantial from them.

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Please excuse the interruption for domesticate responsibilities :)

We were blessed last week with a huge box of fruit and bagels from the food pantry through the school. We don't fall into the poverty level by any stretch of the government's mandates, but because of the school that my son attends we are able to participate. It is unfortunate, that even though there is huge need not enough people take advantage of the programs. So much is still being wasted and most of the provisions need to be used yesterday !!!

After talking to a teacher at the school who manages the distributions, making sure it was okay and we weren't taking what should have gone to another family, we signed up. 

And boy am I glad we did. I spent an evening last week prepping peaches for the freezer. I got three quart size bags sliced.

The next day, I peeled, cored and sliced apples for the slow cooker. We had some on pancakes the next day for breakfast. Three more quart bags went in the freezer.

Yesterday, I took care of bananas and oranges.

And what do you do with a ton (only a slight exaggeration) of bananas . . . you make bread :)
Quality control:  both Honey Do and Newton thought it was great :)

18 oranges later, I have this much zest and a liter of fresh squeezed juice.

There's also a pint of blueberries in the freezer for muffins or pancakes, too :)

Now back to our regularly scheduled program :)

I made good progress on the scrap quilt this week. Even though it wasn't on my monthly goals, when the bug bites, you scratch the itch.

It's covering half of a queen size bed. I'm really hoping to get this finished before next winter :)

Ms. Sugarbeare was quality assurance and it passed her inspection !!

I also managed to get another Sweet Land of Liberty block finished.

I'm a happy girl !!!

I hope you all had a happy productive week. 

Thanks for stopping by,

Wishing you a day filled with the things that make and keep you happy.

‘In your anger do not sin’: do not let the sun go down while you are still angry,

Ephesians 4:26 NIVUK


Deanna said...

Your scrap blocks are wonderful! And it is much better to use food than to let it go to waste. Congratulations all around!

K Reeves said...

This has been a VERY productive week for you Edi! Mine was too, though I haven't touched the sewing machine!

Susan said...

Wow, that was a lot of cooking, but you will reap the benefits for quite some time. Yay! The scrap quilt is amazing! It looks wonderful and bright and happy on your bed.