A creative mess is better than tidy idleness. ~Author Unknown
Any day spent sewing, is a good day. ~Author Unknown
I love sewing and have plenty of material witnesses. ~Author Unknown

Friday, June 18, 2010

ARE YOU A SAVER?

Hi, I'm Caroll. I blog for the Attic Window Quilt Shop and I have a question for you. Are you a saver? What a silly question. All quilters are savers. It’s in our blood. Some days I feel like my growing scrap pile is closing in on me and that if I don’t do something soon it will squeeze me right out of my sewing room. Can’t let that happen. I’m addicted. I gotta quilt! Consequently, I’m constantly looking for ways to use up those scraps. When I see the beautiful scrap quilts on other blogs, I think, “I’ll do that.” Then I realize how much piecing is involved and rationality sets in. I may start it, but I’ll never finish it. However, here is something I might do. The other day when I was at the Attic Window Quilt Shop, I came across this book. It called out to me for several reasons: 1. it has lots of ideas for small projects that you can make with your scraps. Notice the word SMALL. Now this is the kind of piecing I can do and FINISH! #2. this lovely book was just $9. That’s unheard of today! Most books I buy have to either be purchased with my 50% off coupon at that unnamed other store or found at a yard sale. #3. this lovely book is by a fellow Michigander, Carol Loessel of Macomb, Michigan. Now, I ask you, who could resist those three reasons to buy! You can visit Carol’s blog here.

For those of you who don’t know about the Attic Window Quilt Shop check us out. Recently I did an interview with Blog Interviewer about how the Attic Window Quilt Shop’s blog began. Check it out here.

Until next time,
Caroll

3 comments:

Doris Sturm said...

Hallo Carroll...I'm Doris and I crochet...but I love and appreciate sewed quilts and all the pretty Annies you guys make on the team.

I save too, yarn, buttons, embellishments...whatever I might be able to use for my crocheted and knitted projects...it's fun!

Aunt Pitty Pat's Fun said...

Carroll I love this book.. I will have to come to the Attic Window Quit Shop blog and check it out.. It sounds amazing. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful book with us. I know I am always looking for wonderful fun projects for those scraps :)
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Cathy said...

Caroll,
Thanks for sharing! That looks like a great book and the price is awesome :)
I am definitely a scrap saver too. You are right, it's in our blood!
The Attic Window Quilt Shop looks a fun place.
Glad to have you here on Pins. We will be looking forward to you sharing with us!
Hugz,
Cathy (CJ)♥♥