Monday, January 23, 2012

Tidying Up and Cleaning Out--Again!

With the completion of another quilt top comes a bit of cleaning and organizing in the Sweat Shop. After all, I've had a large plastic zip bag devoted to the fabric used in the Rabbits quilt for the last six years, and all those leftovers needed to be relocated--some of the larger pieces have been moved back onto the fabric shelves and some of the smaller pieces have been moved into the scrap drawer.

The overflowing scrap drawer.

So guess what? Yep, it's that time again. I've filled a medium priority mail box with scraps and I'm ready to send it off visiting somewhere in the United States. Would you like to invite it to come live with you?


Contained in the box is a real mix of stuff. Old Kansas Troubles scraps, brushed cotton scraps, bright scraps, holiday scraps, ugly scraps, pretty scraps, . . . . You name it and it's probably in that box.

Want it? Leave a comment inviting the box to come live with you and I'll pick a winner Tuesday night and post the identity of the winner on my Wednesday blog post.

This is NOT the end of the cleaning out. I've been going through a few other bags and baskets of half finished projects and I sure wouldn't be surprised if I come up with a few other orphans that need a new mom (or dad), so stay tuned. Also, my 11 in '11 peeps--I haven't forgotten you; I've just been bogged down with other stuff. I'll get to you very soon, okay?

Why is it that there's just never enough time? Or room to store everything? It's probably just as well, though--otherwise, I'd be moaning about not having enough money to buy everything I want. It's always something.

71 comments:

Nancy E said...

Scrappy quilts are so much fun to make and I would love to use some if your sraps in one of my quilts. Thanks for sharing!

Brenda said...

I would love for your scraps to come live with me.

Anita said...

Oh the suspense of not knowing what's in that box! =) Feel free to send it here! =)

Joan and Kevin said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I would be happy to have your scraps.

Donna said...

Sweet little box please, please come live in Florida. Ms Cha Cha cat and I will make you feel right at home. We will welcome you with open arms. Please consider traveling our way. Happy quilting.

Jean Burke said...

Hello little box of scraps.....wouldn't you like to come live on the east coast? You could be part of a cool scrap quilt that I just found on a blog recently....it would be wonderful if you could make the trip! Peace...

Donna said...

I think that little box of scraps would like to come to Canada! I'd pay the postage!

KristyLou said...

Sounds exciting. I'd be willing to take it off of your hand :)

Josie McRazie said...

Oh please let Mr. Random # Generator draw me!! I'm here, I'm here pick me, pick me!! Newbie here needs scraps!!! Great giveaway!!

Marj said...

I would love to have some more scraps. Please put me in the drawing. Maybe if I use your scraps in a project it will miraculously get finished.

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

Yes, please, I could make very good use of your scraps in my current crumb block phase .. . .

Word Verification: pubim -- not going there

yorkie mom said...

Would love to give your little box of scraps a good home! Thanks for a chance!

Dortha said...

I would love to win that box of scraps. I love scrap quilts. Thanks for the chance. dorthac@aol.com

Amy said...

I'd love a chance to win... thank you! :-)

Me and My Stitches said...

I think your scraps and my scraps would play quite nicely together!

Diane said...

This box of scraps would be fun to play with during the long winter months in Wisconsin.

Shirley I. said...

I'd love to have the little box of scraps to add to my collection and trade with friends!

Amy said...

Is the box's name, Pandora? Could she bring mayhem and hope into the house where she lands? It would be exciting to find out!

Tiffany said...

Love scraps! I need to start a scrap quilt...

debbie m said...

I love scrappy. I rarely make non scrappy quilts, they bore me. My ADD brain says things like "I've seen these same 5 fabrics. Give me something new!" When sewing scraps I never have that problem, ADD (somewhat) controlled, lol. They are much quicker to make when you have scraps than when you have to pull and iron yardage and cut 2" (or what ever) off, refold, stack neatly in the proper colorway, repeat 37 times. I'd be very happy to give your box of scraps a home in southern Maryland!

Carol said...

My home is always open to scraps!! Thanks for the giveaway.

jenny said...

I'm thinking what a nice addition the box of scraps would be. I make a lot of scrap quilts and this box would be perfect.

Anonymous said...

I would love to have that box of scraps in my home. Not only would I get a gift, but my cat Chloe loves empty boxes to sleep/play in. So, the box and contents would be recycled. Thanks for the chance.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I would love to invite your box to live at my house. I love scrappy quilts and it's always fun to find new fabrics to expand the scrap bin.

Little Pincushion said...

I would love your box of scraps! The possibilities are endless!!

Margie said...

Am sure that your scraps and mine could become really good friends. Thanks for the chance.

mariebeers said...

Sure would like the scraps to come live with me, thanks for the chance.

Dori said...

Scrap quilts are my favorite - they could come live here!

kcenya1950 said...

oh, a box full of surprises. what could be better to find on the doorstep? nothing i can think of right now. i promise to make it a good home -- i just made new scrap drawers and there's plenty of room for new friends in them!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Oh throw my name in there too. I may not use them but my Punk likes to sew and I like to keep scraps around for her to pick through.

Anonymous said...

Your scraps are more than welcome to come and live with me. My scraps could use more variety.
Thanks for the chance.
valekort at yahoo dot com

terry said...

Your box of scraps is like a box of chocolates - yummy. Here's hoping for some.


Terry

Bridget B said...

Hi, The extension club I belong to is having a charity day in March and will be making scrap quilts to give to the needy so I would like to win your box so hope I am a winner. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Yes Kim, I would love to have your scraps. Thanks,
Patsy

Anonymous said...

Oh please let me have a peak in that scrappy box. I am sure it would love to visit with my scraps.

Beth said...

Not that I really *need* anymore scraps, but a quilter can never have too many I say. I would love for that box to show up on my doorstep!

Maddie Can Fly said...

I went on a tangent and de-cluttered my sewing room (must be a legal secretary thing huh?). Now I want a scrap quilt and have few scraps and what I do have all looks the same. The big box would have a lovely home with me

Shelley said...

Oh lovely box of scraps, please come live with me :) You will have a warm and comfy home with lots of friends to play with! Kim, you're so much fun!

tpott said...

When I was very young 2 or 3 I started playing with all the buttons in my Granma's button box, while she sewed. And so began my obsession with all things sewing related. Most quilts I've made are sampler quilts, planned, color coordinated quilt sampler quilts. I would love to make a real scrappy quilt. My scraps seem to be always be the same types of colors, even though I think I try to step outside of my normal color choices. I would love to give your scraps a home on Long Island, NY. Good luck to everyone! ;-> Toni Anne

Laura K said...

My husband will probably shoot me if I opened a box of fabric scraps that came in the mail but I will take my chances! I will give them a great home in my new craft room. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Scraps? That's my middle name! :-) I'd love to introduce your scraps to mine. Thanks for the fun!

Brandie said...

Great idea! I was just doing the same thing, but with books, patterns and fabric. We are on the same wave length again.

Cathy said...

I would love to win your scraps! I am making my 3 daughters quilts. They love scrappy quilts so the more the merrier. Thank you for a chance to win!

Gayle said...

I've been on a two week kick of making very small scrap quilts, so your box of scraps would be very fun to add to the mix of what I've been using!

merrily row said...

Well, I am a home for orphans at the holidays (people with no family nearby), orphan animals kicked out by the herds, deer, turkeys, birds, etc.

So a box of orphan fabric, not used in your projects, the outcasts would fit right in. Hope you pick me.

carolyn said...

Welcome, Kansas Troubles, brushed cottons, bright scraps, holiday scraps, all of you. Welcome!

Mary said...

Oh my heavens! I would love, love, love to have your scraps! Scrap quilts are absolutely my favorite, and it's so much fun to go through other people's scraps. I would gladly pay the postage if I am chosen.

Jeanne said...

I love scraps from others! Keeping my fingers crossed.

Annie said...

I would love to have your scraps play with mine ... they are so lonely!!

Leah S said...

Ok, the Kansas Troubles fabric part lured me in! Plus my mom gave me an AccuQuilt Go cutter for Christmas... scraps are the best. :)

Kathy H said...

I would love to have those scraps come live at my house for awhile. THen they could find their way into a wonderful scrappy quilt. Thanks for the chance.

Susan said...

You had me at "Kansas Troubles." I'd love for your scraps to join mine as I'm sure they'd make lovely quilts together.

Anonymous said...

I love scraps! I'd be glad to get them! Sue H

Colleen said...

I know I shouldn't but I love scraps! Especially other people's!

Anonymous said...

Kim, you do the BESY give-aways! I am a Kansas Troubles addict, and a Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt stalker! I have two her her scrappy mystery quilt tops done, with one of them basted! I would love to add your scraps with mine and make more wonderful scrappy quilts! You really do rock at what you do!

Doris R.
Quiltmamma@aol.com

Angie said...

Oooooh I would SO love for that box to come live at Ships Landing :D (pretty please?)

ledamewood said...

I love scraps - you can send them my way anytime.

Jill said...

Sounds like fun. I would love your scraps!!

Winona said...

The box is more than welcome to come live at my house. (grin) Thanks for a great giveaway.

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Wendy said...

I would love for your scraps to come and live with me. Like you I wish there were more hours in the day.

Marie said...

how cool !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sandy said...

You always put a smile on my face yes your scraps are always welcome at my house.

Sewaholicgal said...

My scraps would love some new friends.

Marie said...

I make nothing but scrappy quilts for donations and would love to have a bigger variety of fabrics in my stash drawer.
Please let it be me!
Marie

Pam P said...

Please count me in, too! I love to applique and those scraps would be great! Thanks for the chance to win :)
Pam P

MJinMichigan said...

I'd love to win your scraps. I've been working on lots of scrap quilts for the past couple years and my scraps could use some replenishing.

Robin said...

I hope it's not too late to comment. Who can pass up a give away like this?!!!

Anonymous said...

I would love for the box to come and find a home with me. I need some more scraps to put into quilts. Thanks for this great opportunity.

Terry

Marla said...

Me, please! ;)

jen said...

The box of scraps can live with me!