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Thread: scraps--the good news, more good news, the bad news, the good news and a ?

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    The folks here have inspired me to work with my scraps for 2008! (very good news) :thumbup: So, I decided to try some of those string squares this morning. (more good news!) Much to my dismay, as I was scrounging around in the big cardboard box, I found tiny pits to a fruit of some sort. Critters! (the very bad news!) I thought my stash was ruined! :cry: BUT, upon taking the box outside and removing each strip and square, I discovered the critter had only visited to store some dry pits, it had NOT eaten the fruit and pooped or peed in my stash! (the oh so VERY good news :!: ) :D :D :D :D :D

    So--I'll be headed to Wal-Mart for plastic containers to sort my stash in. (here comes the ? :wink: ) How do you sort your scraps? I'm thinking flannel needs its own container, then lights, mediums and darks? What about earthy colors? Nature? Kid prints? It's an exciting, but overwhelming task ahead. Thank goodness my darling daughter is here to help. Anyone else want to join us?
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    The rest!
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    And the stash that will add to my scraps in 2008 and 2009 and 2010....

    The closet in my sewing room---and a closer view of the top shelf. And the flannel squares and fabrics selected to work on my next project....

    Such a happy place to be. :D

    Sometimes when I am too busy to get to cut and sew the fabrics, I get comfort in just walking into the room--opening the closet--and feeling them. :wink:
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    OMG, Barnbum!! Looks like you & I will have the same chore for 2008. And I SWEAR, I'm going to sell, give to friends or donate to charity everything in this house that I am not presently using...........DON"T HOLD ME TO THAT LAST STATEMENT!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    I hope you have a lot of room...............I keep my scraps down to one box, I donate batches to church, school ,and grand daughters. To many boxes , make me feel guilty like I'm not using up enough............so out of site out of mind lol :D

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    my scrap bag scares me. i keep opening it with the intent to organize. something inside snarls and growls, though, so i leave it alone until i need something for a block. :shock:

    only quilters would agonize over how to organize scraps. we are a nutty bunch. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    wow i thought i had a stash, oh u lucky girl. oh what fun you'll have rearranging all your fabric. Sure will keep you busy for awhile.

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    O MY .. ummm I would love to help but umm I have to go quilt and then make dinner. LOL Have fun!

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    Wow!!! I'm thinkin I could rummage through that stash, scraps and all for hours and hours and be in fabric heaven!!! Have tons 'o fun ladies!! I can't wait to have a stash (and a room for it) like that of my own!!

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    I can see I need to be better organized! I have tubs - but they are pretty much a hodge-podge! As a matter of fact - even b4 reading this post, I had bought 2 new tubs and I put all my Christmas stuff in 1. There was a little room on top (I plan to get a bit more material at the sales to top it off), but I set in the quilt top and material for its backing (this will be for a girlfriend's birthday in mar - on hold for a bit) and the material for backing I bought to use on a quilt I have in mind for myself. The latter was found at a Jo Ann's clearnce 1/2 price sale and i felt so proud to find such a deal! The other piece of "organized" I have is a storage drawer set with flannels in 2 drawers. OTHERWISE - I have no clue what is where or for certain what I have. It's a huge disaster area!

    Don't want to do the NY resolution thing - but it looks from postings here that I might need to do so. You are shaming me into it - sort of. Don't want to rush. Barnbum - you have a reason to do yours - glad the critters were just using your stash to store their goodies. But you have been pushed to become organized. Besides, now is good - you have help.

    Waiting to see the finished product!!!!

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