Saturday, April 22, 2017

ScrapHappy Saturday - Rainbow Earthday

Happy Earth Day!  It is also march for science day, but I will not be marching.  Instead I will be doing science!  Today is our annual all county AP Biology review day.  There are just a few short weeks before the big exam.  So today I'll be making LAC operons out of swimming pool noodles and doing statistical analysis of M&Ms.  There will be snacks, and lunch and lots of kids from different schools.  It is always a jam packed day full of fun and learning.
Hopefully you have all been busy with your rainbow scraps.  I've got just two more jam packed weeks and then sewing time should be back on the agenda.




Saturday, April 15, 2017

ScrapHappy Saturday - Mixing it Up


I've gone crazy making randomly happy mixed crumb blocks.  Most of my scraps get sorted by color, but anything that can't live happily in a color drawer ends up in the mixed bin.  I'm doing my best to get that bucket all emptied out this month.  So far I just dumped it all out and started sewing anything together that was about the same size.  Those bits kept growing until they were big enough to get trimmed up to either 5 inches for 6.5 inches.  Maybe they will get sorted into pastels and brights?  Maybe they will just all learn to live happily together.  Time will tell.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

ScrapHappy Saturday -- All Mixed Up


We are finally starting spring break today.  Finally!  I can't remember ever having a spring break this late.  There won't be much left to do when we get back but get ready for end of the year testing.  That is a thought for another day.  Today I am looking forward to a lovely and relaxing vacation day.  I think I will start by using up some more of my multi colored scraps in randomly happy crumb blocks.  What multicolor fun do you have going on today?

Saturday, April 1, 2017

ScrapHappy Saturday - Multicolor Madness!



 Admit it, we all have problem children.  Each year I go through a scrap sorting exercise.  Most things fit neatly into one pile or another.  Even if it is only mostly blue or mostly red, it gets tossed into a basket or bin ready to be used happily with its like minded friends.

  Then there are the oddballs that are truly mixed up.  Floral prints, multicolor stripes, novelties!
This month I am going to pull them all out and try to make something.  Even if they all end up in multicolor crumb blocks, I want them used up and out of the way.  Challenging?  Perhaps, but its going to be fun trying!


Friday, March 31, 2017

April Fools

In honor of April Fool's day tomorrow, we are going to try to take a whack at our multicolor fabric.  
 We all have those great scraps that just don't fit into any of our monochromatic baskets.  This is the time to dig them all out and try to use them up once and for all.
Any "mixed" or "multi" prints are fair game this month.  It is also your chance to try to take care of those leftovers which contain bits and pieces of multiple colors that are leftover subunits from other projects.  You know the ones I mean right?  The sad leftovers that can't clearly be labeled as anything else.
I know this will be a challenging month for some, but I also know that I have a huge drawer of oddballs that I would love to do something fabulous with.  Good luck!


Saturday, March 25, 2017

ScrapHappy Saturday - Red Roundup


Today is the last red Saturday.  There will be a new color before April Fools day.  Until then, enjoy the last of the crimson tide.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

ScrapHappy Saturday - Really Red

It is sad not to be working on green on St. Patrick's day weekend.  Still, we are still working our way through red.  Unless you feel like cheating?  Either way, share with us all.  Misterlinky is below




Sunday, March 12, 2017

OMG Quiltng progress

 Lizzie was ready to try out the new quilt the minute I pulled it off the frame.
 I quilted the top border first thing, but wasn't crazy about it, so I haven't done any of the other borders yet.  I am thinking of leaving the braid, but filling in with a stipple in the background to distract from the less than pefectness of it.
While I ponder those choices, Lizzie will help me to by inspecting the rest of the quilting.
The laundry is done and it is time to shift into school work.  I think I'll just sit here first and procrastinate a bit longer while I admire my quilt.  Sydney is off at lacrosse practice while Anna and Ryan are both working on makeup work for school.  Anna's is from being gone for her concussion, and Ryan's is from being gone for his robotics tournament.  Going to school is so much easier than being absent.
First though, I'm linking up with Oh Scrap.  Because nothing could be scrappier than a quilt made primarily from 1 inch strips.  

Saturday, March 11, 2017

ScrapHappy Saturday - Rolling in Red

The weeks just get busier and busier right now.  All good though, so I am thankful.  Ryan's robotics team qualified for worlds!  He is off again this weekend to another tournament, the bus has been taking back and forth to Orlando each day.  Unfortunately, that means that I am waking up at 4:30 automatically now.  Anna is recovered from her concussion.  She isn't allowed to play again yet, but she is working her way through the protocol and should be fully cleared by the end of next week.  School is always a rush of course.  The quarter ends on Tuesday so all the end of term odds and ends are getting cleared off my desk now.  I'm sure there is lots more, but all this typing is cutting into my sewing time.  Lots and lots of red nine patches made it through last weekend as I worked on the tiny nine patches.  If I can get some framed out today then I can add another row to that quilt.  
What have you been up to in the sewing room?  Misterlinky is below.  Be sure to share with us all.  

Saturday, March 4, 2017

ScrapHappy Saturday - Ready for Red


The start of a new month is always fun here at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  Hopefully you all made great headway on your teal scraps and are ready to shift gears.  Red is on the agenda for March this year.  I've got a few tiny log cabins to get started with, but am off to see what other red projects need more progress.
I'm home today with Anna while Kurt and Sydney are volunteering at a Lego Robotic tournament and Ryan is off at a Robotic competition of the big boy kind.  Anna thinks she is all better, but she isn't of course, and getting her to rest is not an easy task.