Tuesday, August 11, 2015

August Scraptastic Tuesday Link Up

Scraptastic Tuesday

It's the second Tuesday of the month, and time for the Scraptastic Tuesday link up hosted by Nicky - Mrs. Sew and Sow and me.

As I've shared here before, my family has been moving house and it has been taking a fairly long time to get unpacked. We have a lot of boxes of books and doo dads, and I have a lot of bits and bobs relating to quilting and other crafty things to unpack and put away. And it has been silly hot, and the heat wave continues this week.

But, I did manage to sit down tonight and sew with my blue/aqua scrap box. It was so nice, after weeks of no sewing, to just play with the fabrics and make some blobs, or you may even see flowers.

Scrappy blob

I know two blobs is not much scrappy sewing and is only a tiny step towards using up my scrap mountain, but still, it was fun. I will add these to the blobs I have already made, once I find the box they are packed in.

Scrappy blob

This little bit of sewing did help me to figure out what I need to change to my current sewing machine set up to make it a bit more comfortable, so hopefully I can do that in the morning. I have found the scrap boxes and they are quite full, so I need a good place to be sewing with them.

There are still a lot of boxes to unpack around my house - but I am really tired of unpacking too. So my current avoidance strategy has been to try to catch up with quilting internet reading. I am hoping that there will be many people linking up to the August Scraptastic Tuesday link up as I plan to check out each of the links on my rest breaks this week - I am looking to all the inspiration you can share.

Now, its time for you to link up and share your scrappy projects to inspire us all.



A huge thank you to our generous sponsors for providing the following prizes which will be awarded randomly among those of you who link up:
  • Massdrop - 2 Mixology Fat Quarter Bundles - so two prizes
Please join Nicky from Mrs. Sew and Sow and I by linking up a blog post or flickr or instagram photo sharing a scrappy project, in progress or finished, or your thoughts on dealing with your scrap mountain:
  • You don't have to have joined us before, everyone is welcome.
  • One link per person, and it will be your entry into the random draw for the prizes. It is the same link up here and at Nicky's blog - Mrs. Sew and Sow - so you only need to link up on one of our blogs.
  • Please visit at least a few of the links, they are very inspiring, and leave comments too as everyone loves to connect. 
  • Use the Scraptastic Tuesday button if you like (code is on the sidebar) and invite your friends to join us too. 
  • The link is open until next Monday night at 10:00 pm MST. We will announce the winners next Tuesday. 
  • If you have trouble linking up, let me or Nicky know and we will get you sorted.


Best,

Leanne

16 comments:

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Leanne! Your blobs are beautiful! I need that kind of free sewing too! Don't stress about the unpacking. I have still few boxes waiting from the December. Thank you for theis link up! x Teje
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Cathy said...

Blobs look like fun! My last move was over 25 years ago but I still remember the moving pains. Good thing those scrap boxes were uncovered!

Cathy said...

Blobs look like fun! My last move was over 25 years ago but I still remember the moving pains. Good thing those scrap boxes were uncovered!

Debbie said...

Unpacking is the pits! Hopefully you can feel settled in soon!

Cindy Anderson said...

I think your blob turned out really neat!

Cathy said...

I moved to a new school this year and just unpacked my office yesterday. I cannot imagine the thought of unpacking a whole house in this weather. Mega-yuck!

Cathy said...

I moved to a new school this year and just unpacked my office yesterday. I cannot imagine the thought of unpacking a whole house in this weather. Mega-yuck!

Auntiepatch said...

Moving? What's that??? LOL!

Allison said...

I find that after I've had a long period of time where I've not been able to sew, that once I am finally able to get back to it, that I have much more inspiration and ideas than if I had been sewing every day. Even though sewing and creating is a release and often a way to relax, sometimes a "forced break" can be just the thing. Enjoy your new sewing space!

Sandra W said...

Well, I've written about your "blobs" before, and not with admiration. (lol)
I think the name says it all.
The only salvation I can see--square them up and make then squares or rectangles.
Regards, from blob-free Sandra

memmens said...

Love the scrappy 'blobs', here's hoping that the unpacking is over soon.

Jess @ Elven Garden Quilts said...

Your blobs are lovely. I am in desperate need of whittling down my scrap mountain too, so perhaps I'll try to have something put together for the September link up. Best of luck with the rest of the unpacking (my least favorite part of moving house!!)

SewPsyched! said...

I'm sorry the unpacking is a pain. But I'm glad you have a sewing set up, already!!!
XX!

Linda said...

HI, Thanks for the 'Scrappiness'!
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Marci Girl said...

First time linking up Leanne, but I did it! The first thing I've done in a while that was totally from scraps and good use of them too!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Hope the unpacking is going well!