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~

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Sharing another gift....and a Sunday Ramble

I can finally share two starfish dishcloths I gifted to my mother.  She received these yesterday.  They are thick enough to be table top/counter hot pads as well.  The pattern is free on-line.  I'll post the link as soon as I locate it again.


Starfish Dishcloth Pattern (pdf): http://www.redheart.com/files/patterns/pdf/LC2272_0.pdf
 

 I also gifted her a crocheted pair of earrings.  Each family received a knitted dishcloth in their box of homemade goodies as well.  Here is the free on-line pattern:  Dainty Earrings

 We had a fun gathering at my brother's house, and came home with lots of goodies - local coffee, wine, hot chocolates, teas and the game Mad Gab.  We had lots of fun giving it a try.  We may have to play it again today yet.

We've had a most difficult week this week, with my daughter and her boyfriend in the car accident, the horrific loss and burial of Gus, the long hours of searching for Tiger, and so forth.  Yesterday was a nice break from stressful times.


Birthday Today!
 
Today the sun is shining, and we are celebrating the 11th birthday of our youngest daughter.  I can still remember bringing her home from the hospital on Christmas Eve Day.  We have a tradition of hanging streamers in their bedroom doorway, blowing up balloons and making a birthday cake with homemade decorator's frosting.  

Fox On The Run

This morning, as I was making a pot of coffee, I happened to look out my window.  There on the road, was a lone fox, running northIt was literally running on the road.  There were no cars at the time either.  We are concerned we may have a fox den nearby.
  



6 comments:

Candy C. said...

Happy, happy birthday to your daughter!! :)
I love those dishcloths, very cute, and the earrings are beautiful!

EMMA said...

I love those crochet dishcloths, will definitely give them a try when you post the pattern.
Enjoy your daughters birthday and christmas with your family.
Joyeux Noel.

Nancy Jo said...


Hi Kris,
Merry Christmas to you and your Family. I really hope better times are ahead, you have had your share of trouble.
Looks like you have made a lot of cute gifts for Christmas, hand mades are always so nice.
Snow nd cold here so a White Christmas for sure.
Nancy Jo

Kim said...

We love the game Mad Gab. The kids are better at it than we are!! But its a hoot and a half.

caprejan said...

I just wanted to wish you lots of happiness, love and peace to you and family this Christmas and for the New Year, love to read your blog. Happy Birthday to your daughterx

Katmom said...

Oh Kris,,, how Blessed we are to have such wonderful memories...and just think,,, 2013 we get to make more!
Farmgirl hugz and have a very Happy New Year.
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