Me & My Stitches

Me & My Stitches
Click on the picture to go to my website. These are 1' x 1 1/2" pendants.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Save the scraps!!!!!

I swear...every time I watch Fons & Porter they talk about how they throw away their "scraps".  Ok people...those are not scraps!  Do you know how much jewelry I could make out of those?!  I keep thinking that I will e-mail them and tell them that they are killing me!  It is funny, because I keep (and use) pieces that normal people definitely would throw away. 

If you know me, you know that I LOVE PRESENTS!  My Aunt Nancy often sends me fun little packages of stuff.  Sometimes a bunch of scraps from her latest project.  Sometimes bigger pieces.  Sometimes cookies (Valentine's Day is coming - she makes great V-Day cookies - hearts with frosting - hint...hint!).  It's fun to get those fabric scraps in the mail - gives me a little variety to what I am currently working on. Aunt Nancy would never throw away those "scraps"!!

Aside from the above rant, I really don't have much to talk about today.  I kept busy all day yesterday with orders and making some new pieces.  I have sold a bunch of scissor fobs, so I made up a lot more of those and will have them on the website before the weekend is over.  And some more hearts that sold right away after we posted them online. I also made a batch of pendants to send to Aunt Nancy - can't show a picture yet, but I will next week.  I played around with my new software - I just received the EQ7 update and I also bought Block Base.  Does anyone have that and use it? Let me know if you have any hints for me.   I need to spend some more time with it, but it really has lots of neat stuff in there.  I really would like to better master EQ.  I do the basics, but I know it is capable of so much more - the question is - am I capable of much more?  Being technically challenged, it is kind of scary.

I do have a couple of pictures for you - I know it is shocking, but they are cat pictures!!  The first one shows Callie in normal mode. 

Yes, she is the blur with the white feet.  She was being sooooo wild.  She gets that way and you just can't get her to calm down.

Then later, after she finally wore herself out - I thought it was important to show this picture:

Awwww...doesn't she look sweet?  All tired out, taking a nap.  Makes me laugh.

Well, that is all for now - I have to get busy.  So many projects, so little time!!

Have a great weekend - and don't forget - STOP THROWING AWAY THOSE "SCRAPS"!

1 comment:

  1. I save all my scraps too, although I haven't really done much with them! But it makes my skin itch if I think the scrap can be used for something. Cute pictures of Callie. I used to have a cat like her - would go crazy for a while and then just drop over and fall asleep. Now my dog does the same thing for some reason. It makes you wonder what got into them!