contact us

Use the form on the right to contact us.

You can edit the text in this area, and change where the contact form on the right submits to, by entering edit mode using the modes on the bottom right.

linda@surroundedbyscraps.com
Portland, OR

503-997-8958

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

Looking forward

Linda Nussbaum

Wow, where did the summer go?! I had a whirlwind of a trip to NYC for my brother's wedding (which was AMAZING!!!) and visiting friends.

The handsome grooms standing under the chuppah that my mom and I made for them (she did the lion's share of the work, trust me!)

The handsome grooms standing under the chuppah that my mom and I made for them (she did the lion's share of the work, trust me!)

I have otherwise been spending time building up The Creative Bungalow and taking care of our pup, Atlas.

Isn't he a cutie?? Our first visit to a body of water larger than a Portland puddle, taken at Sauvie's Island.

Isn't he a cutie?? Our first visit to a body of water larger than a Portland puddle, taken at Sauvie's Island.

But the month of September has been an active one and has presented great opportunities for looking forward. I've recently started working on a commission - from someone I've never met. And we are enjoying working together for the finished product! That's exciting.

She has requested a wall-hanging for her office that is kid-friendly and engaging. She saw a quilt that I made for someone else and we have used that as a starting point. It's allowed me to put to use some of the MANY novelty prints I have in my studio while adding just a few new ones.

And I've combined them with some fun, bright prints:

It's still in progress, but I am happy with how it is developing. And somewhat inspired I have to admit.

I've also been concentrating a good amount of time on The Creative Bungalow. We've applied to a couple of holiday craft fairs and are still working on new projects. I've also been working on developing new patterns, which I'll share very, very soon! One of those patterns might look somewhat familiar if you shop at Cool Cottons and saw my wall-hanging back at the beginning of the year...

So I am trying to get back into the swing of things and stay on top of the blogging and updating and making. Definitely the making! And just trying to stay inspired.