Saturday, January 27, 2018

ScrapHappy Saturday - RSC18 - Week 4

Welcome to Week 4 of the 2018 Rainbow Scrap Challenge!!  Week FOUR?!?  How did THAT happen???  Well, the days pass by in a blur and here we are.

SUNDAY - I spent most of the day glued to the couch.  (Not literally, of course!)  Catching up on what's going on in Blogland was the order of the day.  I, however, take some time to sort and sew with some of my BLUE scraps:

Some of you may notice that I'm not in my usual spot and I'm not sewing with my usual machine.  Crazy, right?!  I just didn't feel like taking the time to unpack the Pfaff, since I have plans for an outing early in the week.

Sew, anyway...

I matched up strips and sewed pairs, followed by pairs of pairs:

Why?  I need a BLUE "Fiona" Basket, that's why.  The small fabric basket was overflowing!!  Forgot to get a shot of that, though.  I'm sure you can imagine what it looks like.  :P

MONDAY - Knit Group didn't go as planned.  I started with a sweater that was covering my shoulder and ready for me to start knitting the body:

I left with it ripped back to the shawl portion of my Hoodie Shawl Cardigan.  As it turns out, I had gotten a bit off.  The stitching deviated too far from the pattern and would have been a glaringly obvious mistake.  :o((

TUESDAY - I traveled back in time.  Well, maybe not quite, but I did take a trip to Raleigh to quilt with some old friends!  We all had a productive day.  Here's what I accomplished...

I delivered a Mug Rug that I agreed to make back in October:

Completed another as a Hostess Gift for a dear friend:

I enjoyed this Mug Rug for a little while before presenting it:

And, finally, I completed That 80's Quilt:

WEDNESDAY - No quilting took place today.  I did write a post about quilting.  Sorry!  That's over on my Quilt Bee's blog.

THURSDAY - Weekly Quilt Group met today.  I brought along the completed That 80's Quilt to share with the group:

Today's meeting will be my last one for a while.  My schedule is about to change and SOMETHING has to give!!  Unfortunately, Quilt Group is IT.  :o((

FRIDAY - Sweater Class saw a lifeline being added and the first of the short rows being re-knit.  Ripping and re-knitting doesn't bother me very much.  (Well, as long as Threebagsfulled is the one doing the ripping!)  Some people hate it and I think those people could use an attitude adjustment.  I consider it to be more value for my yarn dollar!!  :o ))

During the afternoon, I was scheduled for a surgical procedure.  No worries.  I was the one performing the surgery on a special lovey!!

I picked up the patient before Knit Group so that I could go straight to Needleb's afterwards.  Unfortunately, I had to swing back by the house because I forgot one key surgical implement... fusible interfacing!!!

Fortunately, that didn't take too long and I was able to head in to surgery right after lunch.  There will be a more detailed account in the coming week's Wonderful Wednesday post, but here's a shot of the patient while in recovery:

With the surgery complete, I went on to other BLUE projects...

One Tiny Nine:


Some random scraps:

Toward a piece of "made" fabric in BLUE for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  Another "Fiona" Basket is in my future!  I succeeded in creating two small panels:

SATURDAY - With the end of another week, we have come to another LINK PARTY day over at the So Scrappy blog.  I hope you find time to visit all of the RSC Quilters' links.  I can assure you, there is lot of BLUE loveliness going on.

Linking up with Cynthia for Oh Scrap, too!

Until next time...
Get Scrappy!!!


  1. What a busy week! Cute mug rugs, gorgeous 80's quilt, and pretty tiny nine!!

  2. Wow great to get the 80 quilt done. I see some good little bit so f blue got used too.

  3. You have a lot on your plate! And accomplish so much -- I'm impressed. I love the tiny nines.

  4. You pack a lot into one week! Lots of fun scrappy stitching going on in your sewing room. Hope you get in lots more stitching time this next week.

  5. Making fabric is such a fun and simple way to use up ever bit.

  6. That is a busy week! I also go to my knitting club on Monday. We do mostly charity knitting for a local hospital. We are knitting red hats for February heart disease awareness. I like your scrappy blue panels and you tiny 9-patch!

  7. Congratulations on a finish this week! Sewing up scrappy slab panels can be a lot of fun, too. Have fun making your next scrap basket!

  8. Time well spend this week. I'm working on a blue Fiona basket too. Hope I'll finish it before the night is out so I can share on soscrappy with Angela. ;^)

  9. What a busy week! Shame about the knitting!

  10. the panels are of great use of scraps and small bits. That thiny blue 9 patch is so cute! ♥ And for sure, I hardly believe that February is almost around the corner...

  11. So busy! You made a nice fabric to make your basket out of. So glad surgery went well and the patient recovered!

  12. What an adorable picture of your patient. It looks like surgery was a complete success. I'm absorbing all I can about RSC, having finally made the decision to tame the scrap bins. It's fun for me to see how you do it. I've never tried made fabric before.

  13. You have some really fun blues! I know that little cutie is in good hands for his surgery. lol

  14. You always squeeze in so much in a week. Hard to niece a new color is coming soon. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

  15. Calling it a "Fiona Basket" made me smile! That's how I think of them, too :) I'm glad to see the patient is making a good recovery and I hope your knitting project recovers as well!

  16. You have had a busy week! I am glad the patient survived the surgery. :)

  17. I got some blue out by chance when looking through another box, but I didn't get to my scrap bag to look through it.
    I want to work on it all, but time barely lets me work on anything at all :(


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