Leftover batting and ramblings

This is the bin where I keep all my leftover pieces of batting.  Last fall it was overflowing.  I’m happy to say that focusing on a few smaller projects over the last few months has cleared out quite a few pieces.

It was funny that most of the pieces fell into one of two categories – either they were very long and thin, like 18″ x 90″ or almost square, say 35″ x 40″.  Luckily, a few table runner sized quilts and a few wall or baby sized quilts put a nice dent in the supply. 

The sewing around here has been VERY light this week.  As you may remember, my older daughter is in the college application process.  The paperwork for the financial aid process seems never-ending.  First there was the FAFSA, then there was the CSS Profile, now the IDOC!  Ugh.

On the brighter side (for me) of what has delayed some sewing was a brief visit yesterday by my sister and her family.  (Was I smart enough to take any pictures – no).  My sister and her family live just south of Atlanta.  Her kids are off school this week (mine too) and her husband’s mother is in hospice care so they came to Michigan to see her.  They stopped here yesterday for a few hours before leaving to go back home.  It was wonderful to spend a few hours catching up with them and hear their most exciting news.  My sister has been unemployed since last July and just heard on Wednesday that she got a job!  Yay!!!  They have obviously been having some rough times, but this will help immensely.

OK, let’s see if I can make up for lost time today 🙂

1 Comment
  • amandajean
    Posted at 19:51h, 07 March Reply

    i've been on a similar kick….trying to use up my batting scraps. it feels good to make a dent in the pile, doesn't it? do you ever zig zag them together to make larger pieces?

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