Rosa's World

Friday, December 31, 2010

30 Dollars Gets You....

Hi There!

"Prairie Moon Quilts" posted her
2010 Final Countdown Task Three....

Deal with a bunch of scrap

(she specifically says that it's NOT "crap",
but I beg to differ! LOL)

This past summer, I bought a few of these containers and got Gilbert to glue them together by bunches of three...

Afterwards, I spent a whole day sorting out fabrics and colors...

All fabrics are cut into strips of 2-1/2 inches. The strips that are smaller than 2-1/2 inches go into a ziplock. I figured that I'd either make some kind of log cabin blocks with the 2-1/2 inch ones and crumb or strip blocks with the smaller strips.

But, like most quilters, I had a few more bags of crap..... oooooops, I meant "scraps"...

See the big bag in the background?
That's what I tackled this evening.

Why in the WORLD would I keep such small pieces?!?!??!

And those aren't the ONLY ones
in this big bag of scrap
(AKA "crap", at this point... LOL)


Finally emptied and sorted into other ziplocks,
according to "color".

Yes, I know it looks messy but TRUST ME...
my messy scraps are now under control!

I would normally start to cut them up and divide them into 2-1/2 inch strips and those that are too small, put them in the correct ziplock, but since I've started to work on a quilt with lots of different colored appliques, I'd rather wait... just in case I might need some of these pieces, for my quilt.

And now, let's get back to the topic of my blog...

I live near the Bay of Fundy. Lobster is one of the nice things that you can get here, for a reasonable price, but lobster prices fluctuate.

Whenever you tell your friends or family that you got some lobster, here are the top 3 questions you'll usually get:

1 - Where d'you get it?
(Meaning did you go to the wharf, at the grocery store or by a private seller.)
ANSWER: I picked them up at a private seller.
2 - How much was it?
(Since lobster prices fluctuate, everyone's always interested on the price of lobster, that day.)
ANSWER: 7 bucks per pound
3 - Was it cooked?
(Most people like to cook it themselves and some even brag about how they cook their lobster.)
ANSWER: I had the seller cook it. He assures me that it's cooked in ocean water. Besides, it can temporarily stink up a house and Gilbert, being a vegetarian, can turn his nose up on this wonderful aroma... LOL

Sooooo, here's what 30 bucks got me, today:

And since Gilbert is a vegetarian,
he opted for pizza and garlic fingers,
while I gorged out on one of those lobsters.

Some homemade potato salad
and a nice, dry red wine...

This was our special New Year's Eve supper.


As you slide down the banister of life, may
The splinters never point the wrong way...

Happy New Year, my friends!!!!!!



Faithful Quilter:Elaine's Journey said...

I REMEMBER having those...YUMMY!

You brought back some great memories for me Rosa!

I can just picture myself sitting there with you....

Happy NEw Year!



Faithful Quilter:Elaine's Journey said...

And I can't believe you sorted crappy fabric scraps!

Your words, not mine....LOL!



Shelly said...

The lobster looks delicious! Way to go on those scraps . . . Thanks for playing along!

Shelly said...

The lobster looks delicious! Way to go on those scraps . . . Thanks for playing along!

Karen said...

WOW! You made a nice dent in your scraps. I'm now feeling like maybe I cheated by cutting up that small pile. I guess I'd better do some more.

Mama Pea said...

Nice job on your scraps. Lobster...Yum!

Frummie said...

Don't forget to bring an empty suitcase for my crap. YOU ARE TAKING IT ALL HOME...LOL!



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