Monday, November 22, 2010

the siren song of scraps

more than enough scraps


when the scraps are dumped out, no one can resist the call of them. the dogs want to run around in them (thankfully they didn't yesterday!). marguerite starts laying out blocks on the bed carefully choosing each piece. zach comes in and just stares with a look of glee on his face. i ask "do you want to dive in them?" he answers "yes." i say "go for it." the kids spend a few minutes rolling around in them, covering themselves in the scraps. you would think it was a pile of $100 bills. i kick the kids out, and marguerite gets zach to promise that next time he will bury her. then i get busy sewing up those casserole hot pads. all the while, thinking about all the other possibilities that are hidden in that scrap pile.

6 comments:

LJ said...

so sweet that you let the kids roll around in them! Prettier than a pile of leaves!

Kris said...

how fun!!

Alex said...

"the siren song of scraps" I love it! Fun, fun, fun!

Amy said...

forget the 100 dollar bills,give me scrap piles any day!!Looks like the kids want to start sewing with them too! have fun,Amy

Michele Bilyeu said...

I have a cat...right this minute...laying in a basket that is filled with scraps. They fight over my scrap baskets just as they do over new quilts. Quality control managers..even your adorable little siren!

Crafty Turtle said...

your children are amazing.