Essentially if it is larger than 3/4" square I keep it. Occasionally pieces larger than that go into the bin, but sometimes they creep back out! I keep my binding offcuts separated by width and strings (random/varying width long pieces) live in their own shoe box. I also cut down leftovers into regular sized squares, particularly 2.5" squares. The other tiny bits end up classed as crumbs. For last year's RSC I started making crumb blocks that I squared up to 4.5", but when my quilting mojo went walk about those few blocks just languished in a little box with some scraps and crumbs sorted by colour. This week I revisited that box and added to it with 8 purple (January) blocks and 8 turquoise (February) blocks.
Now I have TWO rainbow scrap projects on the go. It was easy to find the crumbs for these new blocks as I had already sorted out my scraps by colour to make the Dresden plates. I have also pre-sorted more of my scraps into ziplock bags ready for future months. Only another week and we find out what the colour is for March, I really don't want to wait! For even more great scrap ideas check out the Oh Scrap! link up.
Weatherwise this last week has been unseasonably warm with a record high today! Our outdoor Christmas lights are now down (they have been off for a bit) and I did a little preparation in the raised bed ready for planting out later in the year. There are still leaves to rake, so that has gone onto the list for the weekend. Last week we had lots of wind and rain so I have also picked up the small branches from the garden and set them out to be collected by the township. Many of the verges in our subdivision now have piles of sticks waiting for pick up looking like giant twiggy nests. We have a few brave crocuses already in bloom and I belatedly planted a bag of grape hyacinth bulbs that had been forgotten, oops!