You Mean I Can’t Get Done With This Quickly?

gardening, quilts

When I first took Box #1 of scraps of of the shelf with the big idea to organize and cut into useable pieces I was thinking maybe I could get a box a week done until I was done – I don’t know – it doesn’t look like I will be getting done with this quickly does it!  I’m going into  day #4 and the pile is like this – it doesn’t appear to be getting any smaller although I know it is!


The stacks of squares are growing – I swear!!


This much has been trimmed off – these are all the odd little bits that are getting tossed – I just keep throwing them back in the box to see how much accumulates Smile I do not plan on doing anything with them.


My container garden – yes 3 green tomatoes on one of those plants!


The yucca’s getting taller – well be blooming soon


A lot of roses right now


pretty rosy red color too


And some pink ones.


A little work on Star Crazy last night – but I sure didn’t accomplish much – my daughter wanted me to play Word With Friends last night on Facebook with her – I’m afraid – I didn’t get much done.  There is a reason I don’t have a lot of people on my facebook – I spend too much time on the computer as it is – I only have family on there and it keeps me busy as it is – games? this is the first one I put on it – I’m afraid it will go off if I find I’m spending too much time on it.

I need to spend more time with Star Crazy today so I can make some progress – it is chilly and cloudy out today, I don’t think I will be doing much outside – it looks like it will rain also.


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8 comments… add one
  • Doreen Apr 10, 2012

    Those roses are so pretty! I have tried to grow them but can’t quite find what makes them happy. Living in extreme S.E. MN (called the coulee region) and on a ridge 600 ft+ from our town puts us in a very breezy situation!! A huge plus, though, we don’t have mosquitoes up on the ridges! Makes for pleasant evenings on the front porch!-) I love coming to your site ‘cuz it takes me back to the days when I hand pieced and quilted everything. Your work is so lovely and tranquil!
    I, too, have set a goal to pull from my stash, rather than purchase for each new project. I have done many quilts in the past few months……but my stash doesn’t appear to diminish at all!!! I am amazed! In the last couple of projects the only things left over were the selvages!!!! That’s planning a little too close for my comfort! Look forward to some beautiful future posts…….Hugs, Doreen
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  • Debbie in Alaska Apr 10, 2012

    I love tomatoes! Have you grown in them in containers before? I am seriously thinking of trying to grow some in my new house that has wonderful sunlight but am wondering if they need wind to pollinate? Seems like I read that somewhere. Guess I could google it! Anyway…your containers got me thinking! You would die at the prices we pay for all food but especially fresh produce. I’ve done lettuce since it’s easy but all of our Birch trees attract aphids which have been especially bad the last couple of years. I’m hoping to do more vegetable gardening next summer. Everything here is still covered with snow but we beat the record snow fall amount this year so it’s going to take a while to melt. 🙁
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  • Miriam Apr 10, 2012

    Beautiful roses.
    There is nothing like the taste of home grown tomatoes.

    Star Crazy’s quilting is wonderful!!!
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  • Vivian Apr 10, 2012

    I saw a beautiful scrappy double Irish Chain quilt on a blog. It just used a white or off white background. I think that will be my next scrappy project when I get my scrap boxes sorted. It would probably be a great leader/ender project. (Even though I don’t know much about that.) I’ll have to read up about it on Bonnie’s blog.

    Love your flowers. I wish I would have planted more when we moved here. Every year I put it off and now we have been here for almost 8 years and no new flowers out back. Pretty sad.
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  • Astrid Apr 10, 2012

    Karen, it does take time to cut into useable pieces! 🙂 I did that last year, I think it was, and then I decided after every finished projects I’ll cut leftovers into useable pieces right away instead of just throwing them into a basket and believe I’ll do it ‘soon’ – that doesn’t work with me! 🙂 When all your charms are cut, I suggest you sort them on colors… I spent almost 3 days doing that! PHEW! What is trimmed off I use it for pillow filling (chairs on the porch).
    Lovely roses! I have never tried growing tomatoes in containers… How big are the containers you are using?

  • Tim Latimer Apr 10, 2012

    the garden is looking great! I am jealous …I can’t even get tomatoes outside before mid may….and the roses are so beautiful!
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  • jojo Apr 11, 2012

    Karen — save those ‘odd bits.’ You can use them to make great mosaic freeform quilts or even little hotpads or book covers and then practice your free motion machine quilting on them. It’s fun and people love receiving them.

  • Teresa Rawson Apr 12, 2012

    You’ve got tomoatoes already?!? I’m jealous! Michigan just decided it was still winter. I love to see all the scrap maintenance going on…

    In stitches,
    Teresa :o)
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