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    Good for you! My parents grew up during what is now known as the Great Depression. They did not throw anything away. I should go through my scraps and see what I can do.

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    It looks like the front end of a white wiener dog with black ears flopping. ....scary, really - I wonder what I would see if I had happy pills. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    It looks like the front end of a white wiener dog with black ears flopping. ....scary, really - I wonder what I would see if I had happy pills. lol
    What would Freud make of us all? Seeing pictures in crazy blocks - like those ink splatt pics that are supposed to BE something! :lol:

    K x

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    Well there is the theme for your scrappy quilt, I saw a dog straight away..but I am a lost cause anyway, see faces in EVERYTHING and anything... :D

    KWhite, your mini blocks are amazing...a gal after my own heart there!! :D :D :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    What would Freud make of us all? Seeing pictures in crazy blocks - like those ink splatt pics that are supposed to BE something! :lol:
    THAT'S IT: He's a Rorschach dog. lol

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    Thanks Izy. I really enjoy the teeny tiny's

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    What would Freud make of us all? Seeing pictures in crazy blocks - like those ink splatt pics that are supposed to BE something! :lol:
    THAT'S IT: He's a Rorschach dog. lol
    OK....now....I had Margaritas for dinner and NOW I DO SEE THE DOG!

    and I agree...he is a rorschach blotto dog...or maybe I'm just blotto...dunno...but I think I'll have another :lol:

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    think I already chimed in, but oh well, i'm like the scraps, worth keeping, around, lol! :wink:
    was in a fabric dept. one day, chatting away with betty, the fabric cutter-lady, and another customer, joined in. We were talking about how much fabric we have, and when i said something...bit foggy, now,...about having a lot, she suggested that I give them away, or get rid of them...in some way...was the inference...I was shocked! :shock: (see my hair standing on end?!)
    I said, "oh, no, I could never do that. I am very sentimental about my fabrics." In a rather, snippy voice, with an expression to match, she said, "I never get sentimental about fabric!"...as If I were nuts.
    I looked at her to see if she were serious, and thought, "oh my, you poor thing. You're missing out, and don't even know it."
    Some of my fabrics are for me and hubby, so they are like children. Some are for my kids, and my gkids, so they are family. Some are for friends, so they are friend-fabrics, and some are for charity projects, so those are my foster kids. Some day they will go to other homes, but I will always have the memories.
    Oh, I don't take anything about my sewing/quilting or crafting stuff lightly. Anything that can bring me out of the blues, see me thru sickness, keep me from getting bored, or going crazy, and brings me so much absolute joy...well, it deserves to be loved and respected and handled with TLC, and have it's own special room where we can revel in all the wonders of making happy stuff, for as many as we can, for as long as we can. :D

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    I believe you QnC.....and I say "AMEN!!" :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltncrazy

    I can't believe, they cut a pattern and toss the rest! yikes! I'd be dumpster diving too..hide and watch! :wink:
    Got an image now of you hiding in a dumpster - little eyes (and big ears LOL) poking out the trash! Eyes going right and left, looking for approaching French ladies with fistfuls of scraps! :lol:

    K x
    so, I guess I'm not as sneaky as i try to be, or you are just good with spotting things in the trash...well, hmm, you did come up with some good fabric, lol. well, you spotted me in here, just digging away, and I am a 'good find', so guess that settles it,...your just good! :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninnie
    I do see a dog, I do see a dog!
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    ...with BIG EARS!!! :XD:
    'cept his are all floppin around, he looks like a beagle, but bet he has some lab in him, :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    Well there is the theme for your scrappy quilt, I saw a dog straight away..but I am a lost cause anyway, see faces in EVERYTHING and anything... :D

    KWhite, your mini blocks are amazing...a gal after my own heart there!! :D :D :D
    well, Izy, glad somebody else see's the faces. I used to make ALL the stuffed animals talk, in the toy dept. and one of my girls, would beg me to stop, but it was just so much fun. That was before i started WMK, when I laughed so much :wink:

    kwhite - i absolutely agree, with Izy and the others. your blocks are awesome. I love, I love, I love...oh, started to sing an old song...heeheehee....miniatures. I love miniatures, that's why, I are one!
    Got any cheese? :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    What would Freud make of us all? Seeing pictures in crazy blocks - like those ink splatt pics that are supposed to BE something! :lol:
    THAT'S IT: He's a Rorschach dog. lol
    but she's a girl. don't you see her sleeve? floral fabric.
    She's a rorschach, dog...old Englsih family,...been around for years...that was no coincidence! K! a former pet? maybe even a future one. I think she wants to be called, "Rory", for short...lol, pun not intentional, but works for me! :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    I believe you QnC.....and I say "AMEN!!" :D
    thank you, Patti, and it's not the tequila talking :wink:

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    Rory? I believe she was once owned by Picasso.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonpi
    Rory? I believe she was once owned by Picasso.
    well, ink blot, pieces-parts...tomato/tom-ah-to, lol! :lol:

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    Awesome use of scraps!!! They really do ROCK!! Lately I don't seem to be able to keep a scrap...hmmmmm I do believe I have 20 little scrap pilfering fingers about. All I can say is they better be doing something really fun with them! LOL

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    I agree with you 100%. Fabric is expensive!!!! If it measurers one inch it goes right back in my stash. Beautiful block!!!!!

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    Thanks everyone! I think Rory the Rorscach dog will have to be the centrepiece of whatever I end up making!

    K x

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Thanks everyone! I think Rory the Rorscach dog will have to be the centrepiece of whatever I end up making!

    K x
    It will be up to you, on the gender, your the only one, knows what 'parts' are going into the quilt, lol. Wait till B gets back and she sees what has transpired, she'll be thrilled to have more family! :wink:
    P.S. did you show rory to joey and lily? bet they think it's cute. :D

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    K, great use of your/their scraps! They will be sorry when they see how clever you are with their throw aways! Scrap quilts are very addicting with Izy's tute.

    Bev, I see a scrap rug right there. All you need is the rope! See Mary's tute.

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    My Mom lives on a limited income and she loves to make scrappy quilts for everyone but the price of fabric is way to much for her to buy so I give her all my scraps and she makes beautiful quilts and we all win. I think its a great idea to share fabric anytime you can it always makes you feel good and the other person gets blessed.

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    I have a friend who is an elementary art teacher. I send her my scraps and the kids make pictures with the fabrics. She also makes landscapes with the scraps and sells them. She doesn't sew so she uses heat and bond and adheres them to canvasses.

    Sybil

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