I’m pleased to say that lots of rest over recent weeks (plus the cortisone injection) seems to be helping back pain. I’m still not 100% comfortable, but am definitely feeling better. I realise I still need to take things easy unless I want to suffer a set-back and, no matter how much I would love to sit and do some serious sewing . . . I am being sensible. Any machine sewing happening in this house over the coming weeks/months will be done in very short sessions. So I’ll be working on small projects and will wait a while longer before I do any more physically demanding quilting.
The other day, I was mooching around in my sewing room, wondering what new project I could begin when I noticed the mess that is my fabric scrap box.
I had left it, open, on my sofa and one of the cats obviously got in there for a play. Suddenly aghast at my over-flowing scrap box, I decided to have a tidy up and sort through.
Several hours later – yep, it took that long because I ironed scraps, sorted by colour, and even did some scrap trimming as I went . . .
Scrap fabrics are now in re-sealable freezer bags. I haven’t got enough to merit one bag per colour so I’ve done a pink/red bag . . . a black/grey bag . . . a turquoise/teal bag etc.
When possible, with smaller pieces, I cut 5” squares or 2.5” squares, surprising myself with how fast those piled up
And when scraps were even smaller . . .
I cut 1.5” x 2” rectangles to add to my little “sample box”
And yes . . . some sewing did happen, because I felt I deserved a reward after all that sorting. I stitched some of my “sample” bits together, having fun first with colour layout.
Dusky pinks . . . browns & beiges . . . and brighter pinks. These blocks measure approx 6” x 6.5”. I’ve already got a vague idea of what they will become.