Earth Day is right around the corner
and that fits right in to what I want to talk about today.
I'm a quilter and one of the by products
of quilting is SCRAPS!
I am known as quite a
and have fabric and scraps from YEARS AGO!
I used to save scraps that were at least 3" square
and then cut them up and save the 3" squares
to someday be sewn together into a quilt.
(Stop laughing Carole and Christina!)
Finally I have a solution for this
hoarding saving problem.
I make Pet Beds!
I hated throwing away anything that could be used,
but honestly was starting to drown in all the scraps I had.
A friend told me about how the Human Society is
always looking for towels and pillows to use with the cats and dogs
and they also appreciate pillowcases filled with scraps!
This has really freed me of my
hoarding saving addiction
and now I keep an empty pillowcase handy and all my scraps go right
into the pillowcase and when it is full I sew it up!
When I have a stack of them I pile them
into the car and off to the Humane Society I go.
As a matter of fact I seem to have become
the pillowcase/scrap bag drop off point!
(No....you can't call me a bag lady)
My small effort to re-use and recycle.
I have been so inspired by a blog I have been reading
called Lots of Crochet Stitches.
You can see it Here.
I'm in the process of adding a sweet crochet scallop edge around
this fleece Receiving blanket.
Isn't it turning out great?
This is just so fun to do and
can be done even while watching TV.
These blankets will find a home with
who gives them to children who really need a warm hug.
|I kind of made up my own pattern for the blanket on top.|
You can see that the edging came out ruffly instead of scalloped.
So glad I stuck with it, did a little research and figured out the scallop stitch!
Have a refreshingly lovely day
and God bless.