Submitted by Naomi Macioce
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How does one collect a million scraps…let me count the ways? First, you sign up for your first quilt class, which somehow continues into multiple quilt classes, UFO sessions, workshops, joining a guild, going to yard sales, and shop hops, etc!!! Especially when there are those free “give-a-way tables, or $3.00 for a bag promotions.
Needless to say, in my almost 5 years of living in San Diego, I had collected one very large garbage bag of scraps. When it was time for me to move to Portland, I decided to bequeath this treasure to my daughter, Lea. Naturally it did not happen without several strong protests- “No way you’re leaving that with me”, “Ma, I hope that you don’t think all of your unwanted stuff is landing here”, and of course, “Ma, I don’t know what you’re thinking – we have two kids, and a small place, and now you’re unloading your scraps?”
Things have slowed down a little because for all of those living in California, and in many other states, everyone is “Staying at home, and Staying Healthy,” which means that Lea is now working from home, with her husband also working from home, and her two daughters (my grand-daughters, Nina and Cora) going to school at home, and even the cat, Louie, is home a little more.