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Friday, March 06, 2009
In honor of Finn's Frugal Fridays (and with deepest respect for the state of the economy) I am only sewing from scraps and stash. Not just talking about it...doing it. And we're looking for YOU to join us!
Now, I'm always been thrifty....even been on the front page of the news for it...and I've always sewn from donated fabric...... but this is the time to really buckle up, huddle down, and step up to the plate...is that enough colloquialisms for a recession era economy?
Here in Oregon, unemployment is at 10% and many of our businesses are closing, downsizing and small businesses like ours are without work. On top of that many are without jobs and without any money coming in. So, when I say recession, I'm not making jokes about stash reduction and trying not to shop...times are serious, there's no joke about it...but, we can still be optimistic and have lots of frugal fun!!!!
So, with that in mind, I threw caution to the winds, scraps to the floor, and put metal to the pedal for fast and furious sewing fun. Now, keep in mind, I don't sleep so I have LOTS more sewing time than you do ;) but still...I whipped these puppies up in no time!
For one wonderful thing, I found all of these little orphan starter blocks in my scrap bag. Little bits and pieces of leftovers...desperate for a new home and a little loving. That's a wonderful way to get going in a hurry! When you're down and out....and so sad you feel like you're turning blue....there's nothing like scrappy sewing to bring you back up again. Play that music loud, girls and get those motors humming!
It's "Frugal Friday"...time for some sewing fun!!! In no time, I had these happy, scrappy little blocks all lined up. No thinking, no planning, no resizing, no un-quilting allowed. Just sew something and make it fun!!! And if you don't like it when it's finished...I can guarantee that someone else will!
And if you want to work on something else in between...lay your blocks out as if for an audition.... and roll them up and put them away for the next free and liberating happy-scrappy Frugal Friday Fun!
So join me, add this link to a post when you join in today or any day:
With Heart and Hands.....: Frugal Friday
Check out :
Depression era quilting at Woman Folk.com's Frugal Quilting Fun
My inspiration: Finn's Frugal Fridays
Printable 40% off coupon for Joann Fabrics courtesy of the coupon show on Rachel Ray good through Oct. 24, 2009