Thursday, July 14, 2011

Want some scraps?

If you know the secret of how to get out of Target without spending $65, please let me know.  I went in tonight for a piece of white poster board.  A sheet of white poster board is 29¢.  So, how did I end up with $64.71 of other stuff in my basket!?  I have no idea how Target manages to wile me into spending, but whatever their tactic, it seems to be working for them.

Anyway, I bought these plastic drawer bins to sort my scraps into.  They are on "sale" for $10 this week.  I think the regular price is $10.99, so the savings is essentially insignificant, but they managed to lure me in with that little red "sale" sign.

So rather than working or preparing the post I've needed to get done for the last two weeks, I've been sitting on the floor sorting scraps.  I've come to the conclusion that I have too many scraps and I'm sick of looking at many of the scraps I have.  I don't want to see some of these fabrics in one more quilt.  Ever. When I finish sorting, I think I'll force what's left into one of those medium priority rate boxes and send it to one of my sweet blog followers who could use and appreciate some well-loved scraps that have lived out their useful life in my sewing room.

Interested parties must be open to wrinkles, strings, general wonkiness, slivers, trimmings, and selvedges.  There are failed quilt blocks in there along with some apparel fabric trimmings.  Some of it's been washed but most of it hasn't.  My house is non-smoking, but we do have a dog.  A big, black Doberman.  He's not allowed in the sewing room, but I can't promise you won't find a stray hair. Don't get the wrong idea though, these scraps are by no means covered in dog hair, but if you are allergic to Dobermans, this might not be the scrap box for you.

So, I'm going to get back to sorting and if you are a follower of my blog and you live in the good 'ol USA, leave me a comment and let me know you are interested.  When I finish sorting (or in a couple of days, whichever comes first), I'll pick a random follower to send a box well-loved scrappy stuff.

One more disclaimer.  I'm not finished sorting, so I have no idea if you'll get what's pictured above, but I'm not going to mail a box of trash.  I promise.