The first full week of work after the holidays was a long one. It takes a while to get the rhythm back. Add in Drama Teen's crazy school athletics schedule and we were all glad to see the weekend get here. One good thing that happened this week was getting the lap top back. The hard drive crashed and burned a couple of weeks before Christmas. The Easy Tech guys at Staples put in a new hard drive, reloaded the operating system and got MS Office working. I'm still reloading my other software and rebuilding a few files that weren't backed up, but the most commonly used stuff is just about back to normal. It's nice to be to able to write this blog post from the nice warm recliner rather than the cold office.
Not as much stitching going on as I would like, but I have made a start on this year's Rainbow Scrap projects. Most of my scraps are just thrown into the scrap drawer, I've been really bad about cutting and organizing them when a project is finished. I'm determined to do something with them this year, so I pulled out all the blue scraps and sorted them into piles.
I don't have a big variety of scraps, but there is definitely some yardage left of a few of them. I wasn't going to start Angela's Rainbow Sampler, but after seeing the amount of fabric here, it seemed like a good idea to do something with it. I've only managed to finish the first half square triangle block.
I hope to make a start on the other blocks sometime this weekend.
There are two other scrappy projects on the list for this year. One is to make more of the Butterfly blocks I started last year. This block is a paper pieced project from Electric Quilt. I hadn't printed any extra patterns, so I was dead in the water on this one till EQ was re-installed Thursday night. I'm going to print off patterns for all 11 blocks that I need to make so that should there be other computer problems, that project will not get stalled.
The second scrappy project for 2014 is to make some Inverted Star blocks. This pattern is a free download from Craftsy. I've got all the blue half square triangles made.
So hopefully I'll have some time to play with the lay out, decide on one and then stitch it all up before the end of this weekend.
That's pretty much it for my adventures with scraps for the last week. Check out all the other scrappy goodness going on over at Soscrappy.