One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Busy Bee

This past week has been a looooong week.  We have three celebrations during the week of Christmas - one birthday, the celebration of Christmas, and our wedding anniversary.  I just realized that New Year's Eve is Saturday.

Way back before I got sick with a two month case of bronchitis/sinus and ear infection, I started a birthday surprise (shawl) for my youngest daughter.  I did not have time to finish it.  I was able to finish it yesterday.

I crocheted a pattern I found on the Internet, with a shimmer green yarn.  This was a complicated pattern for me, so crochet experts (after taking a very close look) may give me a bad grade.  However, my daughter loves it, and it's one more project completed.

I am also busy making more truffle mold ornaments for gifting and for the kids.  Each one will have an ornament with a photo of their animal(s) in each one.  When these are completed, I will box the rest up for Christmas 2012.

In my quest to get back in shape (after my husband's sister almost passed away and I got sick two times), I have been able to drop 10 pounds.  That part is's the rest that will take time.  However, I am ready to shed it and get in shape and be more energetic.

Today, I hope to work on my loooong list of unfinished projects.  And exercise of course.


simplicityinthemaking said...

The scarf is beautiful. I think you did a lovely job.

Kim said...

Getting projects done seems to clear the clutter from our closets and our heads!! I will exercise with you today.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Pretty! and My favorite color too.
I'm so glad you are on the mend and starting to get well enough to finish your projects...
I have "project- completion -envy" new, I just made it up!

take care and Happy New year!

Carolyn Renee said...

What a beautiful green shawl!

And I'll be another one to exercise with you today...promise!

Candy C. said...

The shawl turned out lovely!!
Here's to a healthier 2012 for all of us!

Katmom said...

I think the crochet scarf you made for your daughter is just lovely! I wish I were as talented!