Christmas in the Rear View Mirror

We do not remember days, we remember moments.
-Cesare Pavese
Christmas is over and it was wonderful. We enjoyed all the holidays bring us. Family, friends, food, comfort & joy. I have been absent from the computer and blogging enjoying my family and home. We spent Christmas day with my SIL and the Greek side of family. What fun we had. There were 21 people present and a great time was had by all. As you know by now we had the first white Christmas in Georgia in 120 years! It was magical (except the part where we had to drive back across the city of Atlanta and were unsure of road conditions). The kids (who are really young adults) were launching snowballs off Tricia’s front porch. Yes we had a couple of inches and you would think we lived in Alaska. We delight in snow but then we don’t have to live and work in it much. (sorry)
Here we all are. The group!
Yes people..for us this is a blizzard!        
I’m thinking of turning my sewing room upside down AGAIN!  My daughter is running for the hills because she knows she will be in for it and moving furniture all over the place. And then there is the issue of those scraps which I mention from time to time. This is serious…I need to chop these fabrics up and USE THEM…or pitch them. I have TONS of scraps. Please advise or can you come over with a rotary cutter? How about a die cutting machine? I’m thinking of ways to fix this issue once and for all. I’ll take photos if you promise not to tell anyone about the mess. 


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    Oh, gosh…….that is a GREAT family photo!!! Thanks for sharing!

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    What a wonderful picture!!! And snow!!!!!

    Why is it that those scraps keep multiplying? They are worse than rabbits. Good luck with them.

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    Love the family photo! Oh those scraps, they are like rabbits aren’t they? Now don’t pitch any of them, you can always send them to me or some other scrapaholic 😉 Wishing you a great day and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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    it snowed here too in Oxford/Anniston.

    I feel your pain. I’ll be moving my sewing room to the basement in order to let each of my kids finally have their own rooms (6 and 4, boy and girl) I’ve already put Christmas away so that I wouldn’t’ have 2 messes going on at once 🙂

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    I think you can forget “once and for all” when it comes to scraps. Why not do a blog giveaway?

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    I just started cutting my scraps if big enough into 5 inch squares. Or into 21/2 strips. That way I can make some baby quilts for the church ministry. Anything else goes to a friend who like little pieces. I have a very small area to work in and can’t have lots of scraps in the way of fabric around as well as wool.

    Great family picture. I bet there was some good Greek food served.

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    Great family picture, I love to try and guess who is related to who how! And that isn’t snow–that’s a light frost! You can SWEEP that stuff!

    Scraps, you lucky woman. I used all my scraps to half a small box this fall–I would love to be there to help use them up. Maybe a tumbler quilt—AccuCut to the rescue!

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    Only way to REALLY fix the scraps problem is to not quilt, and I can’t see any of us agreeing to that! So sorry I live too far away to accept your invite to me, my rotary cutter and my Go! (Pheww, narrow escape there.)

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    What a beautiful family you have Pat!!

    I think you should take pictures, it makes us all feel better about our messy spaces :0)


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    Yes, photos please, you know you are not alone with the problem of scraps, and you may make the rest of us feel better! Lovely family photo. See you soon, Karmen

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    As far as your scraps, cut into charms, 5″ squares, 10″ squares or 2 1/2″ strips. Small bits can be bagged and donated to the art department of a local elementary school. They love having those, and use them in various craft projects.

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    Wishing you a Very Happy Healthy & Peaceful 2011
    Hugs Janice

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    Snow is always a good reason to stay in and stitch! Stay warm and have a wonderful new year! blessings,Kathleen

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    Glad that you are getting organized. Great family shot!

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