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.
"Eat it up, Wear it out, Make it do, Or go without." ~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Don't be shocked, but.... ~ Tidbits
I actually spent half a day on a project for myself. Seriously I did! One of Hubby's sisters went to the hospital and Hubby was called to go at 3:00am. She is okay, and resting from the last update I got.
However, he was so tired, he came home from work early and slept. I could not make any noise, so I opted to crochet for once. Ha! Felt good too. What did I make?
A pair of crocheted boot cuffs for one of my pairs of boots.
'Tis the time for ear muffs and boot cuffs, so I got out a pattern book that I've been wanting to try for a few years now. There is a pattern to make a matching ear muff for the cuffs I crocheted too. However, I ran out of the yarn I was using. A trip to town is on the agenda sometime soon. I used "off white" instead of "aran" yarn for this.
Now the girls have eye-spied the cuffs and want a pair. I told them to tell me their color and Santa would gladly give them a pair for Christmas.
Update: I am sorry to get this posted so late, but here is the book the boot cuff pattern is located it:
Today? It's back to work. I'll be pulling all the dead zinnia plants from the garden, so I don't have to mess with it in the spring. I'll be picking out a good piece of wood for a new porch sign too. Hubby wants me to make more. I'll be sure to put them up here, if it all works out well.
Our second meeting pertaining to the business wanting a permit to use land adjacent to our land, was last night. We actually had the opportunity to share our thoughts and concerns, however there may be another meeting. I can't share details as it is not over. The man running the business, never showed up to the meeting. Only the land owner.