I've been doing some spring cleaning and summer decorating lately, so I haven't had very much time for sewing. The other day, though, I was going through sewing withdrawals and needing a little break, so I pulled out a handful of red and white half square triangles that were left over from another project. They all had the same cream with a small blue dot background fabric, so I went hunting in my rather large scrap drawer to see if I could find a scrap of that fabric large enough to make something with. Sure enough, I found a couple small pieces and I ended up with this summer time mug mat--
But the really fun thing is that when I was rummaging through my scrap drawer, I found this bag of red, white, and blue fabrics leftover from an earlier project--treasure!
Wouldn't these scraps be excellent for this month's Schnibbles pattern, Dulcinea? If this isn't enough, I'm sure I have more fat quarters in my stash I can add to these scraps--and probably more scraps in the scrap drawer, for that matter; or I can make a smaller quilt which probably wouldn't be a bad idea either!
I thought I'd take a couple photos of the summer decorating I've done in my kitchen; I ordered a lighted garland to go across the top of the hutch, but it hasn't come yet.
It's hard to believe that June is here already, isn't it? I wanted to put out my red, white, and blue things before Memorial Day but I never got around to it. At least I'll be ready for Flag Day . . . I think!