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linda@surroundedbyscraps.com
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Handmade quilts and home accessories by fiber artist Linda Nussbaum. See samples of past projects as well as pieces available for sale and inspirations for custom orders. To see what is currently available for sale, please visit my Etsy Shop.

Surrounded by Scraps

Efficiency step-by-step

Linda Nussbaum

Have you ever had the feeling that you have too many juggling balls in the air? Of course we all have. And for me anything more than TWO qualifies as TOO many. Never been much of a multi-tasker.

However, that's not to say I haven't been getting some things taken care of properly. I finished the commissioned wall-hanging on deadline and hope that it is bringing smiles to many faces.

I've been receiving some really great blocks for October's do.Good Stitches Bliss circle too. I have to admit I am going to be on a last-minute schedule to get my blocks done for November, but will come through. This is one of those commitments that I love being a part of and get enjoyment from more often than not, but may have taken a back seat in recent years. In fact, I still have 2 tops yet to quilt from this past year +, not including the most recent month. 

My samples for October's Bliss blocks, from the wonderful Garden Fence tutorial by Hyacinth Quilts.

My samples for October's Bliss blocks, from the wonderful Garden Fence tutorial by Hyacinth Quilts.

Blocks collected nearly a year ago that I FINALLY finished up in October.

Blocks collected nearly a year ago that I FINALLY finished up in October.

Back in August and September Cherie and I applied to a few holiday craft fairs in the area for both The Creative Bungalow and Surrounded by Scraps. We saw a lot of wait-list action in the subsequent months, which maybe wasn't so surprising, but somewhat disappointing. I'm still convinced that holiday bazaars are not the target for TCB, but will be a good way to get our feet wet. And as luck would have it, one of the shows we were wait-listed for passed along our info to another group (same auspices) for a HS Booster Club holiday bazaar. Which means I've been getting on the horn making up more of the smaller items, adding cocktail napkins to my repertoire.

Ooof, sorry for the blurry picture. Was in the process of turning my double-sided napkins right-side-out.

Ooof, sorry for the blurry picture. Was in the process of turning my double-sided napkins right-side-out.

There are so many other updates I could include (since I have been slacking on the blog of late), but for now I will leave it with this. My feelings on what's ahead are to minimize in order to maximize. Pare down the number of directions I invariably want to pursue in order to really succeed in creating something I am proud of. Wish me luck!