One of the first things I realized last year when I started to sew again and added quilting to one of my sewing projects is this...there are a lot of useful scraps. Yes, there is also a lot of "waste" but rather than focus on this, let's think about ways to use the "left overs". My friend, author and seamstress, Terri Groh, makes good use of her scraps so I searched for Pinterest for various ways I could do the same, and bless others in the process.
In life, there are people and things we could view as waste but in truth, they are the left overs and scraps remaining. Think about it, after a conflict or poor choice, there are bits and pieces that can either be savored or forgotten. Our scraps of previous sewing projects are just the same. We need to sift through the pile and keep the positives and let go of the hurts. The best part of this process is we can remember what we've experienced, or made in the case of fabric while developing into something new and better.
When we learn from the past and choose to focus on the good pieces, there is something new to be developed or created...in life it might be a friendship, fogriveness, or peace. In sewing, and in this case...it's a travel tissue holder. A special thanks to http://hellocreativefamily.com/ for having their pattern available on Pinterest, this is the one I plan use to transform my scraps into something new and beneficial.
How do you use scraps to bless others?
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323