Friday, May 14, 2010

Holy Scraps, Batman!!!!!!

oh my goodness, what have we got ourselves into? LOL! today was Thornberries day. we decided last month to bring all our scraps and have a marathon cutting day. ha, ha, ha! I think we thought we would get ALL our scraps cut!! lol...... nope, I don't think we realized just how many scraps we all had.....mercy.... and I think they multiplied while we were cutting. Terry S. kept saying that she thought someone was fluffing the fabric. This is the fluffy fabric. can't you see it growing before your eyes?
Judy, LOVES to iron! she ironed the whole day. THANK YOU Judy! you kept all the cutters supplied.
Here is the sweatshop at Terry's! Barb, Sue, Terry S, and way in the background is the organizer - Terry P. She would pick up the all the cut pieces and divvy them up. Terry S donated her big table - ah, the pool table! - to be the major holding bay. Louise and I were busy cutting too. We had several "projects" we were cutting for, then just misc sizes. we cut squares 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 5, 6, and 10". then we cut several sizes of bricks. then strips of 1.5, 2.5, and 5.

here is the holding area. we had a little sign with each person's name. that seem to help alot. we had brought 2 gallon zip lock bags to put everything in.

Here is a little better picture of the whole table. we had the table covered! Terry's cats also helped us. they were on the table, all over, very curious! if it would have been at my home, Mr. diesel would have done the same thing!

We had a timer - set for 1 hour. we pressed, we cut, we organized. when the timer went off we set it for 10 minutes. that was our break time to eat chocolate! and get off our feet. We took 30 minutes for lunch - which was very good! our group are great cooks!!! then back to work again for another hour. at our next break, we celebrated Terry P, Sue and Barb's birthdays! they are only 3 weeks apart. Happy birthday girls!!!
They managed to blow out ALL the candles! way to go! you did great!
If you check out Terry and her crazy life's blog - Terry . you can see more fun pictures! we had so much fun, that we decided to do it again next month. And if we need to , all summer long! till we get those scraps under control. Oh, the itty bitty leftovers? they went into pillows for the dogs and kitties at the shelters. so everything went to a good cause! AND we have more quilts to make. all the cutting is done. That feels very good and is a little something that makes life a little sweeter. Thanks gals! we worked our little butts off today.....



  1. After all that I still want to cut...sick ! thanks for keeping us on track and organized !

  2. Lorene:
    great idea and looks like fun, even with all the work. thanks for sharing this on Stashbusters.


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