I just joined a stitchalong at a blog called Dragon My Needle. THe idea is to put all your thread scraps and worn-out needles, etc., in a jar and then take a picture every new moon to post on your blog. Sounds like a neat way to see if you are actually accomplishing anything, AND doesn't require starting any NEW projects. I can put in both needlepoint and knitting thread snips. Quilting scraps would be too big, Im pretty sure.