First, today I need to say thank you! I am so overwhelmed by the comments and emails I continue to receive still today. Every word you've left me as a comment or in the amazing emails you took the time to write me, are so helpful and encouraging that I was brought to tears several times throughout the day. I really don't know how to begin to explain how much what I shared yesterday has changed me or how to begin to respond. But I plan to! It just might take a little while. In the meantime, please know that I am so touched by your kindness, your own bravery to share, and your willingness to pray for me more than I could ever say! Thank you so very, very much. Thank you!
Several weeks ago I dreamed of making a pillow just for me. The plan was to use the pretties below, which are some of my very favorite fabrics. I love all the colors and how they make me feel. I had fallen in love with this Starburst Floor Pillow design, so the plan was set. I began cutting and piecing, without paying much attention, and once finished I realized I had cut all my pieces exactly the same. Big. Huge. Mistake. Oops! I tossed the pieces into my fabric basket and quickly they became buried.
Then yesterday, after reading Rachel's plans to host a scrap attack quilt-along, I decided this is just the thing I need -- getting to use up my scraps, while creating something fun, improv, and just for me! Well, that sounds just like the therapy I need right now. And, scraps? Oh, I've got em'!!!
The organized scraps...
Those jars didn't work for long! My scraps quickly advanced to a new level -- meet my basket o' scraps...
It's huge, messy, over-flowing, and ever-growing. And rooting through it just so happens to be my kids favorite thing to do lately. I did a little rooting of my own, which I have to admit is pretty fun.
A colorless solid, how did that get in here? :)
And, I dug out my scrappy mistakes and started making quite the scrappy mess!
I realize I messed up yet again on the center star piecing just now as I uploaded my photos. But I've decided that's alright. I'm going to just keep going with hopes that my imperfect, super scrappy quilt ends up being just perfect for me!
How about you, are you joining in the scrap attack quilt along? Or have you got other plans? I'd love to hear!
And again, THANK YOU!!!