I had considered calling it Oops!: The Musical, but I couldn't get song rights. :-P
Seems like I forgot to check the internet for a month. Oops. Maybe it's a failure to really dig into the new routine or just a need to spend less time with my computer but I've definitely tried to prioritize other things this summer than blogging and blog-reading. You do NOT want to know how many unread posts are in my Feedly....
I have been busy with the following: meeting blog peeps in person!, sewing, knitting, teaching Nephew a bunch of stuff his mother doesn't approve of, hiding in dark basements away from sunlight, teaching English as an Additional Language, offering my shoulder, cooking while listening to loud music and kitchen-dancing, watching just about every CFL game (something has to fill the void between hockey seasons....), and reading actual, physical books. Books, people! Remember those? I love real books, but man, I have a hard time sitting still long enough to get "gripped".
Anyhoo. I'll ease back into the (ir)regular blogging routine with some finishes I meant to post ages ago. A couple of months ago, I was giving a little presentation on QAYG at the Saskatoon MQG as part of our meeting. I had done up a few slapdash sample pieces using scraps and 12" batting squares just to illustrate some things that I'd learned for the prez. And then, of course, I'm left with these little thingies and no plan. Blergh. So I just started throwing them together.
I ended up with two mug rugs from my piles of scrap,
from my brother's Punisher quilt. The muslin that backed most of these was from yardage, but that too was leftover from another project so I call it a win. Even the binding was from the leftover basket. The batting was scrap that had been cut into 12" squares just for practicing free-motion.
Is this my best quilting/sewing? Heck, no, but I used up some scraps , I learned some techniques, and if I spill something on them, I won't cry for days. So there you go. Not every piece has to be show-worthy. I think these are like the quilt version of sweat pants. I wouldn't show them off to fancy company, but to protect a table from Hot Wheels or the carpet from living room picnics, they're just fine. :-)
And now I have a month's worth of blogs to catch up on. Again.