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~

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Finishing Up ~ Surprise Mail

Found this unfinished project buried.  I pulled it out to work on a bit (hand towels).   I work on these in the evenings.

Today, I am just now putting 4 jars of relish in the canning pot, made 4 jars of hot pepper jelly earlier, put two loads of laundry on the line, watered all the gardens (lacking rain here again), weeded, harvested, and now have to get the clothes off the line.  I was hoping to finish earlier, but did not.  Here are more projects I am working on when I have the time.

Finished another pot holder set.

I'm still working on this Christmas crocheted lap blanket.

I started working on my handmade Christmas ornaments.  You'll soon see what these are for.

I'm continuing to knit washcloths for my Aunt, using a country blue cotton yarn.

Speaking of my Aunt, she sent me a surprise box of books.  I was so excited to have it delivered on a day where I needed a "pick me up."


nancy said...

I get tired just reading your post! I loved My Side of the Mountain, really great book!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Well, aren't you a busy little beaver!
I think getting a surprise package in the mail is the coolest. But you have accomplished so much...I think THAT WOULD BE A PICKMEUP! ...he he he.
If I could get all that accomplished. I'd probably smile more. The Honey recently told me I should try smiling every once in a while. OUCH!
Maybe I could borrow "The Stress Factor" when you're done reading it. :) just kidding, really. See? I'm smiling! =D

Candy C. said...

How fun that your Aunt sent you that nice box of books! :)

EMMA said...

my my you get so much done!! how lovely to receive a box of books. I like the way your wash cloth knits up sideways makes and interesting change, is it your own pattern?

Kristina said...

Emma, I've had a few people ask me for the pattern. I will try to get it posted for you soon.