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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

1070 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
1070 Posts

Posted - Mar 01 2021 :  12:53:31 PM  Show Profile
We had sew much fun with the first SCRAP HAPPY -- let's do it again for spring. Dig into those scrap baskets or drawers of collage papers or ??? and make something adorable for your partner. What you ask? Well, how about a pot holder, a set of scrappy quilt blocks, use your scraps to decoupage a can or jar to hold stuff, book marks, a tiny doll and dress, a mini-quilt, coasters, a pieced journal cover, a fabric postcard, little fabric folded flowers. Use paper scrap or ephemeras as collage, origami, or tea bag folding projects, or pieces in a paper art project. Make something from scrappy yo-yo’s . . . need I go on? You get the idea. Check out the wonderful pictures on the first SCRAP HAPPY swap page.

OK, so here’s the deal. Please don’t sign up if you can’t follow through. I want each of the swapper partners to be SCRAP HAPPY too.
1. Sign up by March 15
2. Partners posted March 16
3. Contact your partner by private email for addresses
4. Just like your taxes mail no later than April 15
5. Tucks optional . . . Not purchased – “make do” from your crafty stash

Natalie (NatChap) -- Brenda (LavenderRose)
Linda (Quiltee) -- Jill (Sheridan126)
JoanP (JMPiercy) -- April (Dreamer42)
Vanessa (AudraRose) -- Marilyn (TexasGran)
Ida (IdaJane Rooney) -- Niki (Hammahsfarm)
Julie (Treelady)-- Heather (nndairy)
Judith (StitchinWitch) -- Jean (JeanP)


SCRAP HAPPY SPRING -- CHALLENGE --
Last time I challenged you to make yourself or someone special in your life something too. This time the challenge is to post a picture of your scrap basket (drawer, tote, bin, whatever) and tell us about how you store your scraps. Can't wait to see those pix.

Happy Scrapping,
jean

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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

1070 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
1070 Posts

Posted - Mar 01 2021 :  1:07:33 PM  Show Profile
I have a friend, Christine Richards, who has a delightful website. Today, I received the following email from her. It seemed so perfect for kicking off the next round of SCRAP HAPPY. So, I asked her permission to reprint it here along with the link to her website. Please visit her – you won’t be sorry. https://composition1206.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=4491b66986ebe9a81ba6a3dab&id=075d736ac7&e=6510fe1d31

“All I had was a pile of scraps. For the last week or so I've been making small floral collages. I was pleased with the results, but was getting frustrated with the process. To find the colors I wanted, I had to sift through a growing pile of scraps. It became more and more difficult to find that square of blue I was looking for, the strip of green that I needed, or that chunk of pink for just one more flower petal. I'd had enough.

Time to start fresh. To paint new sheets.

But before I tossed the scraps, I decided to make one more collage. Scissors in hand, I sat at my desk ... with no idea what to make. For a minute I sat willing, hoping, for wild inspiration to take over and guide me. But that didn't happen.

Of course not.

When I'm not sure what to do, I know the only way to get the answers I need is to start. Somewhere ... anywhere.

The only thing I could think of was an envelope. The familiar shape of an envelope ... easy to configure and not too taxing to start with.

And that's where I found my way ... an envelope made from scraps. Like a quilt. At first the bright colors were reminiscent of stained glass. But then, in the white space between the shapes, I saw roads.

The more I worked, the more I saw, and the more I enjoyed the process. When it was done, I wanted to add something to the white space surrounding the envelope and decided to add lines. No real plan for the lines, but now I see they are the maze to nowhere. The twisting, turning path we navigate before starting.

If, like me, you find yourself stuck on something, just start. Pick up your pen or pencil and write about what you're trying to do. Grab the scissors, the hammer ... or whatever tools you work with. Organize them, clean them, use them. That act of doing and being with your ideas and tools will help. After all, we can only get to where we want to go ... by starting.

Here's my last floral collage from the scraps. I did find that chunk of pink ... and it was just what I needed.”




"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking
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Dreamer42
True Blue Farmgirl

2129 Posts

April
Central Oregon
USA
2129 Posts

Posted - Mar 01 2021 :  2:12:14 PM  Show Profile
Hi Jean, I would love to join this time around... trying to get back into the swing of things!
My phone isn't working properly so unable to post any pictures of my scrap basket... although my scraps seem to occupy my whole office space these days.

Dreamer42
Farmgirl Sister #7038
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NatChap
True Blue Farmgirl

441 Posts

Natalie
Clarkesville GA
USA
441 Posts

Posted - Mar 02 2021 :  09:38:26 AM  Show Profile
Hi Jean,

Please sign me up for this swap! This will be the second swap I have participated this year. I've missed them a lot. Thank you for hosting!


Keep shining!
Natalie

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NatChap
True Blue Farmgirl

441 Posts

Natalie
Clarkesville GA
USA
441 Posts

Posted - Mar 02 2021 :  09:39:17 AM  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by Dreamer42

Hi Jean, I would love to join this time around... trying to get back into the swing of things!
My phone isn't working properly so unable to post any pictures of my scrap basket... although my scraps seem to occupy my whole office space these days.

Dreamer42
Farmgirl Sister #7038



Hi April! I hope all is well with you and yours! Good to "see" you!

Keep shining!
Natalie

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nndairy
True Blue Farmgirl

2463 Posts

Heather
Wapakoneta Ohio
USA
2463 Posts

Posted - Mar 02 2021 :  10:47:30 AM  Show Profile
I enjoyed the first one and would love to participate again!!!

April - welcome back! Nice to see you back on the forum.

I'll have to post a picture of my scraps later since I haven't taken one yet LOL!!

~Heather
Farmgirl Sister #4701
September 2014 Farmgirl of the Month


"The purpose of life is to enjoy every moment" - Yogi teabag
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

6780 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
6780 Posts

Posted - Mar 02 2021 :  10:55:54 AM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message
Please add me to this swap. I know I can find something else to make - I've got a ton of fabric and fabric scraps.

Farmgirl hugs,
Linda
Terrell, TX

Farm girl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017


"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

1070 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
1070 Posts

Posted - Mar 02 2021 :  11:08:55 AM  Show Profile
Well, we're off to a good start with Happy Scrappers April, Natalie, Heather and Linda.

In case you didn't catch this article in MaryJane's Farm Feb/Mar issue, be sure to check out "Stitchin up Scrappy Spring" on pgs. 80/81. I'm gonna check out each and every one of those tutorials. Can you imagine how cute it would be to walk your dog and have your shoe laces match his leash ?? I love it.

Happy Scrappin'
jean

"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking
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Hammahsfarm
True Blue Farmgirl

154 Posts

Nik
Baldwinsville NY
USA
154 Posts

Posted - Mar 02 2021 :  5:48:56 PM  Show Profile
Jean - Join me up!!! You know how much I love your SWAPS!!!
I am Scrappy and I am Always Happy!

Niki

Hammah Nik

Hammahsfarm
Farmgirl # 8102

The little red hen asked her friends, "Who will help me plant the seeds ?" "Not I," barked the lazy dog . "Not I," purred the sleepy cat . "Not I," quacked the noisy yellow duck . "Then I will," said the little red hen .
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jmpiercy
True Blue Farmgirl

378 Posts

Joan
Lansing North Carolina
USA
378 Posts

Posted - Mar 03 2021 :  2:22:58 PM  Show Profile
Sign me up, please. I promise I will not be late on this one!!!! (Sorry, again, Linda!).

Joan P.
Farmgirl Sister #8056

"You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth." - William W. Purkey

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Phillippians 4:13
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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

1825 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
1825 Posts

Posted - Mar 04 2021 :  06:38:13 AM  Show Profile
I have some ideas, now that I've gone through the Traveling Craft Box. Sign me up!

Vanessa
Farmgirl Sister #6754
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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

1070 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
1070 Posts

Posted - Mar 05 2021 :  1:47:59 PM  Show Profile
Joan and Vanessa -- Welcome aboard the Scrap Happy Express . . .
jean


"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking
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Ida Jane Rooney
True Blue Farmgirl

174 Posts

Ida
ORANGE CA
USA
174 Posts

Posted - Mar 05 2021 :  8:01:27 PM  Show Profile
I have scraps galore! Sign me up please.



Wannabee
"Anyone who thinks they are too small to make a difference has never met the honey bee."
#8015
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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

1070 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
1070 Posts

Posted - Mar 05 2021 :  10:50:30 PM  Show Profile
Great Ida Jane . . . and you can even make a scrappy Dotee if you are so inclined.
jean

"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking
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treelady
True Blue Farmgirl

2131 Posts

Julie
Medina ND
USA
2131 Posts

Posted - Mar 06 2021 :  08:13:17 AM  Show Profile
I have caught up on some projects I have been working on, so sign me up Jean.

A little rain can straighten a flower stem. A little love can change a life.

Max Lucado
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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

1070 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
1070 Posts

Posted - Mar 06 2021 :  11:41:51 AM  Show Profile
Woo Hoo Julie -- Glad you're with us . . .
jean

"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking
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sheridan126
True Blue Farmgirl

233 Posts

Jill
Ladera Ranch CA
USA
233 Posts

Posted - Mar 08 2021 :  1:43:36 PM  Show Profile
Hello, Jean!
I'd like to join too, please! :)

Jill
Farmgirl Sister 7889

"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter." -e.e. cummings
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Lavender Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

1979 Posts

Brenda
Jackson MI
USA
1979 Posts

Posted - Mar 08 2021 :  7:30:54 PM  Show Profile
Sign me up. This is fun. Everyone is so creative.

Farm Girl Hugs,
Brenda
#6218

"There's no place like home"
Isn't the love of Jesus something wonderful!
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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

1070 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
1070 Posts

Posted - Mar 08 2021 :  7:39:52 PM  Show Profile
Jill and Brenda -- You are hereby official Happy Scrappers. . . Welcome
jean

"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking
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TexasGran
True Blue Farmgirl

4894 Posts

Marilyn
Stephenville Texas
USA
4894 Posts

Posted - Mar 10 2021 :  2:18:42 PM  Show Profile
May I play too?

TexasGran
#6389
Let God's light shine through you every day.

Amazon Children's Books, look for my name:Marilyn Robinson Godfrey
Craftsy: patterns for farm stick animals under my name.
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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

1070 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
1070 Posts

Posted - Mar 10 2021 :  4:42:58 PM  Show Profile
Remember, I said our challenge would be to post a pix of our scrap baskets? Here's mine. Where's yours?
Welcome Marilyn.
hugs,
jean

"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

6780 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
6780 Posts

Posted - Mar 10 2021 :  5:44:04 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message
That's all? I will have multiple pictures, and then there is all the fabric. LOL!



Farmgirl hugs,
Linda
Terrell, TX

Farm girl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017


"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

1070 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
1070 Posts

Posted - Mar 10 2021 :  5:53:02 PM  Show Profile
Hahahahaha . . . well, that's just the small pieces. Then there are the color separated 12x12 boxes for miscellaneous pieces the next size up. Then there are the specially built fat quarter holders floor to door top. All that is finished off with large color coded totes Home Depot industrial size for the yardage stash -- not to mention a stack of bolts mostly for solids that I use often. Do I have a stash? You betchum Red Ryder. Whatcha need? Just ask me. I probably have it. LOL
jean

"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

6780 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
6780 Posts

Posted - Mar 10 2021 :  6:00:59 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message
LOL! We are true scrappers and stashers. LOL!

Farmgirl hugs,
Linda
Terrell, TX

Farm girl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017


"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1808 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1808 Posts

Posted - Mar 14 2021 :  3:02:39 PM  Show Profile
Sneaking in at the last minute -- Please sign me up Jean, your swaps are always such fun.

Judith

7932
Happiness is Homemade
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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

1070 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
1070 Posts

Posted - Mar 14 2021 :  3:08:53 PM  Show Profile
Sew glad to have the "StitchinWitch" with us . . .


"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking
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