Wednesday, January 7, 2015

A runner was born from the scrap pile :-)

Are you like me and hate to toss perfectly good scraps ? I might be somewhat of a scrap horder but I do try to use them up in projects when possible and when they get too small for anything they go in a pillowcase to be later made into a dog bed , I am just that frugal or maybe it is that crazy ;-)  Why am I telling you this , well today in my cleaning measures in the sewing room I came across a pile of squares left over from a quilt I had made a few years back , the one I lovingly referred to as the Quilt from Hell ,well that quilt required a LOT of 2.5" squares but it seems I was a little too generous and I ended up with a few leftovers which have sat for way too long so today I made a runner with said scraps , want to see ?
 
I really like it and will now have to get it quilted and bound before it sits for another few years . 

 Last night I finished up a little wool ornament , this is part of an ornament a month on a FB group I am a member of . It seemed doable so I gave it my best shot , I will say those pieces are very tiny and not that easy for this hand to manipulate but overall it turned out ok .

 I hung it on my house plant and she looks rather cute there . Can't wait to see what February ornament looks like . 
It is still very cold here so a great day to stay inside and sew . Hope you are having a great day doing something creative . Thansk for stopping by .
 Hugs Sheila 

15 comments:

  1. Your little ornament is adorable!! And good job on using up some scraps. My missions is all about scraps this year!

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  2. i love seeing the great projects you make! Especially love the little ornament!

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  3. That's a useful runner - a good way to use up scraps!

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  4. Love your runner & ornament. Hugs,xx

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  5. Hi Sheila love your runner it's great to use your scraps up and boy you Xmas decoration looks fantastic,well done.xx

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  6. I like your runner Sheila - I love being able to use up bits and pieces that way. Pretty ornament too. xx

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  7. very sweet...
    what is the name of that house plant??? it looks like an evergreen tree..
    xo
    eva

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  8. both are very nice, love the runner! I cleaned my sewing room the week before Christmas...since I wasn't quilting then. hands had to be busy...lol. the scraps were unreal!!

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  9. That runner using up your scraps would leave me with a great feeling of using up the scraps and having a pretty, useable, functional runner in the end. Good for you! That snowman ornament is quite adorable. How fun it will be to have a dozen new ornaments come Christmas 2015.

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  10. your ornament makes me think this might be a good way to try playing with wool.
    I just love the surprises we find in our scrap piles as I too can not toss them out.

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  11. Love your scrappy runner. I am so much better at starting with new fabric than picking from the scrap box. Really cute .

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