On long holiday weekends I like to put aside my normal sewing and attack my scrap bin. I am too frugal to throw away usable fabric, yet finding a use for all of those bits can be hard.
This Fourth of July I got:
A gazillion ties for staking tomatoes,
24 muslin bags I use in home-canning,
1 jelly bag for juicing grapes,
The beginning of a crazy scrap quilt.
The sewing isn’t as exacting as my normal fashion sewing which gives me a mental break and I feel good finding a use for something I would otherwise throw away. I had hoped to finish the quilt top but I got laid up with a summer cold which impeded progress. But this evening, at the end of the holiday I am pleased with my progress and with my newly thinned and organized scrap bin.
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