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~

Friday, July 3, 2015

Stitching in Red

One daughter did some mowing for me, but it's still too wet to weed.  The temperature however, has been cool and comfortable.   

I was in the kitchen working, when I glanced out to see our, now 16 year-old, on the mower.  She was driving it across to mow another area, but had her head down looking at her ipod, while driving.  I shook my head.  Yep.  Hubby is teaching that one to drive, not me. 


With no ambition to clean my bathroom, I opted for handiwork.  Shhh!  Don't tell Hubby.

I am gaining on a finish in the kitchen however.  I need a few more drawer pulls from town first.


I should have been working on the granny square baby blanket (remember that old project), but decided to switch gears and do some embroidery. 

One of the girls asked me, "Is that hen doing housework?" Ha ha!  


Kind of cute, right?  I got one done anyway. Then it was back to some gifts I am making. 

Hubby has today off, and sleeping in was a good idea until a giant orange fur-ball plopped on top of me and stared into my face.

Today is a good day to spend some time on the porch.  First, I have to see if we are cutting wood.  Or a tree down.  Our helper for the day may need to work.  It wouldn't be right to end the day without some hard work around here.  

10 comments:

Kim said...

i am glad that things seem to be looking up for you.

Kristina said...

Thanks Kim. Hubby likes the towel, and is happy to have new towels in the kitchen. And I'm glad to get the kitchen in order. I'm learning to switch "gears" more easily now.

Mama Pea said...

Ah, yes, teaching the teenie-boppers to drive. Eeeeek! Not for the faint-hearted. Our daughter caught on pretty quickly because she grew up driving a tractor. Still, I know there were scary moments I was probably never told about.

Who wouldn't rather do just about ANYTHING than clean the bathroom? Always feels so good when it's done though, doesn't it?

We've been trying to hit the wood working hard this week, but skipped it today because of other things deemed more important. We're planning a quiet 4th tomorrow so maybe we'll do some then.

Kristina said...

Mama Pea, that's so true about a clean bathroom. I wish I could say we've gotten caught up with wood, but we have not.

RB said...

Happy Independence Day to you all. Remember those who sacrificed paid the ultimate sacrifice so we could enjoy the freedoms we have today.
Stomach feeling a little off today, not sure why. Was going to lay low, but ended up washing and hanging out a load of laundry flats. Was suppose to rain, but it's afar off yet according to the radar, is breezy and I'm sure those things will dry long before rain gets here, so I'm blessed about that.
And please remember to safely secure your critters for any fireworks that may be going off tonight.
Have a safe happy holiday!!!
God bless.
RB
<><

Kristina said...

RB, I hope you are feeling better. Last night we had to put Jesse's Thundershirt on him. The fireworks were really bothering him.

EMMA said...

Wow your embroidery is amazing!
Happy 4th July!
ps. just finished cleaning my bathroom!!!

Kristina said...

Thanks Emma, I kind of cheated on using one color, but love how the red turned out.

Bits of Stitching! said...

Lovely work on this redwork towel!

Kristina said...

Bits of Stitching, thank you!