My schedule takes me out of the house a great deal these days. I haven't had much time in front of my sewing machine, and I'm missing it a little. However, I have had opportunity for some hand projects. This is the Hettie Hexie Mini that I mentioned a few posts back. The pattern is … Continue reading Slow Stitching
My little lemon trees are growing quite well in their sunny spot! Soon I'll need to separate them into larger pots, maybe with a few in each pot. I should have enough lemon trees, and possibly lemons in a year or so, to share abundantly! I'm amazed that one single bag of lemons produced so … Continue reading Lemon Tree Forest
About two years ago, I bought some honest to goodness cleaning cloths from the Home Depot. (My awesome uncle calls this place simply, THE De-Poh, long o. I love it!) I mess them up properly, wash them, and they are far less expensive than disposables. We use these cleaning clothes for everything. You can clean glass and … Continue reading Frugal Cleaning Cloths
It's been a thrifty few weeks around my house. We've needed to tighten the purse strings a little bit, and learn to live on less. Here are some ways we're doing just that! *Make it a habit. I have a daily habit sheet, where I tick off items that I should do each day. 'No spending' … Continue reading Lessons in Thrift
I'm having my big machine serviced this week. She gets a clean, oil, and adjust every year, and wow, does she run well when she comes home! I'm thankful for this big machine and her capabilities, so she will be missed while she's in the shop. I have a few things planned to do while she's … Continue reading Sewing Machine Service
Over the past few sew days, I've been working on the Farmer's Wife 1930's quilt. The quilt along has almost ended, and I'm not anywhere near finished! These are some pretty tiny blocks, with even tinier pieces! I'm having fun stretching my legs and being challenged some, though!
Donation Bins. They are the best friend and worst enemy of charity programs across the globe. What a treasure trove of cast off fabrics, a holding tank for possibilities! Only, they are heavy, clunky, and miserable to tote around. They require storage above and beyond the unfortunate quilter's own fabric stash! While heading a QOV … Continue reading Donation Bin Drab to Fab
'Tis the season to be planning! Fa la la la la la.....la la la la. Tonight I'm planning my quilting goals for the year. I have a couple of ongoing projects, and a new item to start. Otherwise, I have 12, count them, 12 quilts waiting to be sandwiched and made into actual quilts. Since there … Continue reading A Quilt a Month
No matter what you're homemaking duties may hold, at some point you are going to be dealing with money. In fact, one of the number one reasons for divorce is money, so it really is worth studying to find out how to do it right! In my travels and experience as a bookkeeper for our … Continue reading Financial Freedom
Happy New Year! I have to say, I've been planning new year for a few weeks now! It's my most favoritist time of year. It's celebratory of all things new and sparkly. What's not to love? New Year's reminds me of my favorite Anne of Green Gables quote. "Tomorrow is a new day, with no … Continue reading New Year’s!