Wednesday, October 17, 2012

WIP :: 10/17/2012

This weekend I had every intention of working on quilt-related things.  Of course, the best laid plans of mice & men.....  Instead, I ended up trying a new recipe - Pumpkin Soup - which is awesome and so easy to make.  I've been enjoying it all week for dinner.  
I also went to the Symphony which was beautiful!  There were 2 high school students that had won a contest, and they played solo pieces with the orchestra - so cool.  The violinist was amazing and the piece: Korngold's Violin Concerto in D Major was gorgeous.  Going to the Symphony always inspires me to pull out my clarinet, so I did and it was good.  Also instead of quilting, I bought some mums for the balcony and a green plant for inside to brighten up the room during winter.

in progress
almost finished sorting & stacking
In between all of that and watching James Bond movies, I pulled out my box (and bags and piles) of scraps and determined to sort them out somehow.  I sorted by colors first, then shrunk those piles into teeny bits, strips and then larger chunks.

I don't really have any way to keep them all sorted out nicely all the time so they sat on the floor for a day or so.  I ended up using oblong paper plates and stacked each color group onto a plate, then stacked the plates back into the scrap box!  It's certainly not ideal, but at least will keep them contained (for now) and color-sorted.  
The teeny bits went into ziploc bags (L).  Now I feel ready for a scrap project!  :]   (Clearly this organization bug has infiltrated my work time too as I've been clearing out & rearranging things at the office too!)


This cute little guy now has eyes!  He's ready for winter so I can display him all the time. I used the same grey for the binding so it looks more like a window frame. [I just noticed I forgot the white circle for the top of the hat...will get right on that!]
 I'm waiting to label it until I give him a proper polar bear kind of name - like Lars.  ;)

That's about it for this weeks WIP update.  I'm not going to bore you with the list of un-worked on projects this time - hopefully they will be in the progress bar for next week.  Linking up over at Freshly Pieced! Edited to add that I'm linking this up over at Finish it Up Friday too!


  1. Love your little bear...great job.

  2. Cute polar bear! I like how you quilted him.

  3. OH I am in love with Lars! He is awesome! Well done.
    Must be scrap sorting season. I just did mine too!