This is one of my favorite crafts. Making something, hopefully, something pretty and usable, from things that others would throw away.I guess it is in my genes. Out of nine siblings, it did not come to us all, or I would think it comes from growing up poor. Poor in the sense, we did not have a lot of extras and pretty things sitting all around the house.We were never without food, clothing, or shelter, just lacking in the pretty things that other folks had.I went to my craft area, to work on my quilt. I try to work on it a little each night. It is a work in progress. I still have not decided what it will be. It will take on a life of it's own after a bit. But as I began to tire working with it, I started to gather up all the bits and pieces left from the quilting project, and headed to the trash can. Garbage coming from this household is almost nill. We just give them the $17 per month for garbage pickup.I hate throwing anything away. It either gets reused or recycled, in some way.(I started a blog once before, but it never got off the ground. I didn't have any help with it to get it going good. It was entitled "New Life as a Craft", all about using recyclables.)Nevertheless, as I was headed to the trash can, I looked at the scraps, and wondered what I could do with them, besides start a fire.I sat down at my work table and began to assemble the pieces like a small quilt.The ideas began to flow. I found a piece of scrap wood, which I collect,and began to glue the pieces in place. When I had the wood covered, I went to my ribbon drawer and found the tiny rick rack, which I had stumbled across a few days earlier, and added it to my project.It is not yet complete, but it, too, is taking on a life of it own. Not sure just what it will become, but,I think,it will be pretty, and hopefully, useful,no mater what it turns out to be.