The past few months have been a very good lesson in frugality. Since we have had to pay Uncle Sam the past few years for taxes, we expected a large bill that has turned out to be non-existent. We were saving pennies towards that large bill, and towards college costs for two kids. (By the … Continue reading Frugal Ways
Block One is Complete for 2018 Simple Folk Block of the Month! It's a little funky, and off center but I love it!
Wouldn't this make a cute Valentine's quilt? It's a simple fabric pull from all sorts of sources! Happy Valentine's Day!
I recently reread an article that greatly influences me in the realm of homemaking and wifedom! (Google tells me that isn't a word!) The short story, "When Queens Ride By" by Alice Turnbull was written in 1929, and depicts a farm wife and her transformation. Several points stood out to me as I reread! First, … Continue reading Homemaking School
Every so often as a homemaker, I'm asked to do something that stretches my comfort zone. Cutting hair happens to be one of those times! This haircut session involved several family members. My husband was badly in need of a more professional looking cut. He had grown too shaggy and long to look as though … Continue reading Mom’s Barber Shop
'Tis the season for Block of the Month's to begin! I chose two rather complicated ones this year, as they will be my only large quilt commitments. Here is block one for the Simple Folk Quilt, which I strongly feel I should rename in my case. Nothing about my quilt seems Amish! The applique work … Continue reading BOM Start
The flu is rampant here in the Southern US. I'm so glad you and I can't catch it by talking on the web! I realized the other day that I had not shared with you all my "flu big guns"! It's a long story, so grab some tea, and you have my permission to skip … Continue reading Cold and Flu Arsenal
My activity, if you can call it that, for this very cold winter day off is quite an appropriate one! I've snuggled in with finger-less gloves, a scarf, and a stack of good magazines. I'll admit, I'm still having a bit of trouble staying warm. I'm used to a certain level of warmth, and this … Continue reading Winter’s Day Activity
Recently, Jenny of Elephantz made the cutest apron. She challenged a group of ladies to make one last week! As it happens, I need a new apron, and I had both pattern and fabric. This is Emmeline Apron pattern by "Its Sew Emma". I know the pattern is still floating around, and now it's available … Continue reading Sewing an Apron
A notion came into my head to make a few hearts as a bowl filler. And you know what? It was fun! I enjoyed every minute of making these cute little hearts from fabric scraps. And when something is fun, it can be difficult to stop. I made around 20 little fabric hearts! Then I … Continue reading Sweet Hearts