Scraps and Scrapping

For those of you following my story about the dental situation, here is an very brief update: We are still scrapping. Some progress has been made but the battle isn’t over yet.  It’s all quite enough to make a person pull their hair out, so instead I go into the studio and get to work.

After finishing the lap quilt with the diamond panes I had quite a few scraps left over. When ever you cut at an angle there is a small bit of waste at the beginning and end of the cut. Being the frugal gal that I am, I decided it was time to do something with the scrap pile. I pulled all my bits and bobs out of storage and got busy. Here’s what it looks like after a bit of work.

Scrap piles

Scrap piles

A bit of mess, but that soon led to this:

Scrappy place mat

Scrappy place mat

I thought I would make another but instead ended up with this:

 

Mad Mod

Mad Mod

I go by intuition on these things to know when it’s finished, and this one is still a work in progress. The name will probably change but for the moment it reminds me of something architectural, in a modern sort of way, crazy and waiting for me to finish it.

Unfortunately my poor old machine has a fried circuit board and is in for repair. I am told she is wearing out. That news is heartbreaking.  If you know anything about me, then you know that I think this is the perfect machine. I’ve mentioned before that I don’t find too many tools I will say that about but this has been one sweet running gem since the day I bought her, used, so many years ago.

Please, if you can spare a moment to send healing thoughts to poor old “Bernadette” they would be greatly appreciated. You wouldn’t want to see her scrapped, would you? Neither would I.

 

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