Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Scrap Attack Tuesday - October Results/ November Job Pull

Welcome to another edition of Scrap Attack Tuesday!!  I'm here to relay the latest news in Scrap Land.  My goals for October didn't exactly align with the tasks that I needed to accomplish.  See for yourselves...

October Accomplishments (Or NOT!!!)

From my Scrap Attack list:

9. Paula picked cutting, Choose a Sizzix die and wind out!

Here is the machine, ready and waiting to be fed:

FAIL... ish!!!

The machine was ready, but I wasn't able to locate the die that I wanted to use.  I might not have looked very hard, but I did cut some scraps (by hand... er... rotary cutter) for these:

From the secondary list, in case I have extra time or enthusiasm:

3. Make a "Fiona" Scrap Basket like Chantal:

At first, I chose the dark GREEN bowl to comply with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge Color of the Month for October:

Then, I realized that I had a fair number of white/off-white homeless scraps...

... But, if you refer (once again) to the earlier photo, you will notice those are the very colors of the sample basket that was shown:

Instead, I believe that I might attempt a beige/tan basket and divide the contents of the lighter colored one.  Sound like a plan? 
Here's hoping that I can manage to tackle (and contain) some of these scraps!!  If not, you'll be hearing about it NEXT month.

FAIL... ish!!!

I used some dark GREEN scraps in this pattern test:

The beige/tan scraps were sewn into pairs, in an effort to get a start on the Fiona basket that I had hoped to make:


Scraps WERE used.  Perhaps, October wasn't as big a fail as I first thought.  What do YOU think???

November Job Pull...

From my Scrap Attack list:

7. Chantal is organizing, Label / inventory UFOs bins!

From the secondary list, in case I have extra time or enthusiasm:

4. Piece batting scraps for a Donation Quilt like Anita SS.

Sorry for the delay in releasing this post!  I was completely out of commission yesterday.  Fever.  Doctor.  Bed!

Walking pneumonia is nothing to sneeze at, but the antibiotic seems to be working.  Sew...

I'm upright on this bright beautiful Autumn Wednesday afternoon.  Yay!  (OK, enough of that.  I'm going back to bed!)

Until next time...
Attack those SCRAPS!!!


  1. Sorry to hear you are not feeling so good but I love the way you mentioned it. Okay, enough reading comments, go back to bed and take care of yourself. Wishing you a speedy recovery. ;^)

  2. Take care of yourself first and don't bash yourself over unfinished goals.

  3. Aw, I'm sorry you're still feeling crummy! It's OK to rest a whole bunch and get rid of that pneumonia! I'm feeling inspired by your scrap Fiona baskets. Maybe I'll stitch one up out of my green crumb blocks :)

  4. I hope you are feeling better now that all those antibiotics are coursing through your system. Yes, I count it a win that you DID use scraps in October, with a nice head start into November. Also, thanks for frequently reading my blog and commenting. It's nice to know that I have at least ONE regular reader! LOL Sandy at

  5. Oh my goodness! I can't believe you are writing a blog post while you're sick with pneumonia! Now that's dedication! Either that or a woman who refuses to rest. :D I hope you feel better soon!

  6. Ditto what Janice said, and I do hope you are starting to feel better by now!
    You’ve been soooo busy!
    I love your skinny pincushions (just how skinny are they?) and your thread catcher bowls, they are just so useful!
    When you are well, could you let me know if there is a pattern for the pincushions on your blog somewhere? Just wondered, ‘cos I feel a DrEAMi project coming on that I can make with my scraps!
    Barbara xx


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