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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Cutting up

Three things to be happy about:
(1) purified drinking water
(2) Jesse French pianos
(3) making your own trail mix

It's not exactly trail mix, but lately I'm snacking on a mixture of raw almonds, Craisins, and crystallized ginger.  One day I was about to get some pre-packaged trail mix from Whole Foods when I realized that little $7.99 bag of stuff only had two things I liked, so I started making my own!  How healthy is it?  I dunno, but at least none of it gets tossed out!

I'm cutting fabric now and I just realized it's taking me away from what I was doing with the Scrap Crystals UFO.  It all started when I really looked at my cutting table...
How does it get that way???
what a mess!

I just started grabbing pieces and cutting 2 inch strips, and those 3-1/2" squares I talked about for the x and plus project.  Then I realized I should be using my GO cutter for the squares, since I have the die!

Well, one thing led to another... I was digging in my container for the 3-1/2" die when I saw a 3-1/2 x 6-1/2" die that came with the set - it was still sealed in the package, had never been used!

So then I decided to cut 3-1/2 x 6-1/2" pieces for the lozenge leader-ender project that I very gently shoved aside a few weeks ago.

Long story short, I now have a stack of 3-1/2" squares and 3-1/2 x 6-1/2" rectangles, ready to be used when I pick the project back up again.  I don't know how many more I need, but I know I need lots!

Did I finish cutting all the fabric leftovers from the cutting table?  Nope - I don't think the pile went down at all!  Today there will definitely be more pressing and cutting and sorting.

Have a great Thursday, sew forth and sew on til later!


  1. You may think the scrap pile has not diminished but a quick look at your piles of squares and rectangles shows just how much you DID accomplish! Why is it that cutting up scraps takes so long but creating them takes no time at all? It's a mystery for sure.

  2. Hhmmm, I never thought about making my own trail mix. We opened a store brand bag this weekend and both went "ick". Stale almonds, lots and lots (too many) raisins, peanuts and a few m&m's. Now you've got me thinking about making my own. Especially since dh brought home a gigantic bag of crystalized ginger from his mother and I have no idea what to do with it......

    Good job with all the cutting of the scraps. Maybe seeing yours will get me motivated to start looking for the surface of my cutting table......


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