Wow, I almost missed it!
I’ve been hard at work sewing (nothing I can show yet) and the 15th of the month has crept up without me noticing. Once again, it’s the day my friend Gun in Sweden and I host ScrapHappy, a day for showing something made from scraps.
It’s another postage stamp block – there should have been two, but the secret sewing has gobbled up all my time and I only managed to get one finished and one placed and ready for sewing. I now have a purpose for all these fun blocks. They are going to become a lap quilt for my friend Dale of Ella Dee, who has just taken a courageous but empowering plunge into a quieter life in the country after years in the city. She and her other half are now living in a gorgeous old house with wide, gracious verandahs and a fabulous view, 30kms from the nearest shop, post office or other urban amenity. It’ll get a bit chilly in the winter in her new home, so I reckon a nice snuggly quilt will be a very necessary addition to her household.
ScrapHappy is open to anyone using up scraps – no new fabrics. It can be a random or formal quilt block, a pillow or pincushion, a bag or hat, a collage or rag rug. Anything made of scraps is eligible. If your scrap collection is out of control and you’d like to turn them into something beautiful instead of leaving them to collect dust in the cupboard, why not join us on the 15th of each month? Either email me at the address shown on my Contact Me page, or leave a comment below. You can also contact Gun via her blog to join. You don’t have to worry about a long term commitment or even join in every month, just let either of us know a day or so in advance whether you’ll have something to show.
Gun at https://rutigt.wordpress.com (in Swedish and English)
Susan at https://desertskyquilts.wordpress.com (in English)
Titti at http://tittisquiltlek.blogspot.se (in Swedish only)
Annett at https://knettycraft.wordpress.com (In German and English)