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~

Monday, March 4, 2013

From a Journal Junkie

From the Handiwork Journal . . .
. . .knitted 3 more dishcloths.

 . . . crocheted my very first recycled denim jeans rag rug.  I like these.  I will continue to collect old jeans from the family, and make more of these (only bigger than the pattern called for, see S.C.R.A.P. for details).

From the Homesteading Journal . . . 

. . . Hubby, and extended family, picked up a truck load of fire wood for us Saturday.  We were on the last day's worth.  However, the truck broke down after they loaded it with wood.  Sunday, we got the truck back, and wood re-stocked.

. . . made another batch of ginger ale syrup, and another batch of homemade shampoo.

From the Gratitude Journal . . .

Today I am thankful for:

~my husband's job
~my camera
~God's Love

From my personal journal . . .

. . . according to medical experts, it could be another week before I feel better.


Kim said...

yay for the wood. I had been praying about that. Hope you feel better soon.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

So glad you are on the mend.
YAY! for the firewood. You said you "got the truck back"
Is it working? I hope so.

We just more firewood last week.
I'm grateful to have it.


Katmom said...

Wowzers! I am impressed...a denim rag rug..... was it hard? I luv using sheets but one of these days I will get brave and try denim.
Super Duper job!

Kristina said...

Kim thank you for your prayers.

Grace, crocheting denim was a bit more difficult, but makes a nice thick rug.

Kristina said...

We had trouble with a tire making an awful noise. Hubby packed the wheel bearing (I think that's what he said) and so far so good. We need it to haul straw next week too. Phew!

Sam I Am...... said...

You're amazing! Even sick you get more done than I do! LOL! What do those "Experts" know! Think'll be back in the saddle in no time! Love your dishcloths and the colors!

Candy C. said...

I'm glad ya'll got the load of firewood. Love that denim rug, I'll bet it is nice and thick! Dang, another week. Hope "they" are wrong and you get to feeling better sooner!!