Sunday, 22 January 2012

Your mission, should you choose to accept it

I have a very generous and healthy stash of quilting fabric and it's about time I started using it up.

This shelf unit contains the baskets of scraps, but not scraps as in rubbish & leftovers, but scraps as in "lovely fabric pieces which are too small to fold up and put in the cupboards with the main stash, and small projects which are half completed".



I've set myself the task of emptying these baskets by the end of the year, (and losing nearly a stone in weight, which is only a pound a month). Wish me luck ...

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  1. I wish you luck! You don't seem to me to be carrying an extra stone in weight though?

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  2. Thanks Chuck (or should that be chook?).

    I was sitting down most of the time when you last saw me, but I've put on that much since Ollie died and it is time it came off.

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  3. Ha, ha, you do know that using up scraps usually generates twice as many, don't you? Good luck with that one, I find it's easier to give them away to my friends who like scraps. You don't want a few more do you??? :o). I'm with you on the losing 1 stone, it's my target too, but I'm hoping to do it a bit more quickly. Not that I've made much progress so far this month :(

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    1. SewAli: LOL!! If it makes you feel better to send your scraps up here go right ahead, other people's scraps are always pretty than one's own! As for weight loss, I know I can do it quicker but not prepared to set myself up for failure {grin}.

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  4. Good luck in both ventures. I got a WiiFit for Christmas as I was so bored using our cross walker thingy.
    It's quite fun exercising now but I'm not happy when the machine tells me my Wii age is 75!!!!

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    1. Sue: stupid machine! I suspect once the season starts and you are at the allotment everyday the last thing you will need is more exercise.

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  5. Snap Bilbo. I am just getting rid of all my beading and machine embroidery stuff as I no longer have the urge to do either. My next job is to empty all my drawers and cupboards of my patchwork fabrics, wash and iron them and then think what to do with them.

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    1. To be honest Pat, I was getting a bit concerned as to when my love of playing with fabric would return ... it's been AWOL for far too long. Now I've started again I can't imagine why I didn't do it sooner. Hope you get your supplies sorted.

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  6. It looks like you've got plenty of scraps to choose from. I need to lose more than a stone, it's crept on gradually since I stopped working and stopped smoking, and I'm at the heaviest I've ever been now.

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    1. thanks Jo. Good luck with your own challenge and many congrats on stopping smoking.

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  7. Good luck Bilbo, you'll need it if you want to empty that lot! {g}

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    1. Luck? Tish - just a large dose of Determined Hobbit, and you know how much one of them can achieve {grin}

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  8. When you say 'empty the baskets by the end of the year' I assume that menas they all have to be made into something, not just 'emptied'? I look forward to seeing the results. As for the weight, you'll have to stay off the port if you want to lose a stone!

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    1. Correct, dumping contents into the rubbish bin or another cupboard doesn't count.

      The weight - oh dear, did I drink a whole stone's worth of port? {giggle}

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