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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~

Saturday, January 23, 2016

from the handiwork journal. . .

. . . crocheted a few dozen or so more of these granny squares.   I've put it on the "back burner" so many times that I am pushing myself to get this blanket off the "unfinished" list.  I need 192 total granny squares.




. . . made one batch of handmade hand lotion.  I would call this "handiwork" today.   








9 comments:

Mama Pea said...

Then after you get the 192 granny squares finished . . . you get to put them all together! :o} I once made my mom an afghan of knitted strips, a bit intricate with cables, yarn overs, etc. I didn't think I'd ever get the seven strips done, but they were nothing compared to sewing the strips together!!

Kristina said...

Mama Pea, I hope to get some done this weekend. They said it would warm up, but the wind continues to be a wicked cold temp out there. Hubby says we are keeping the blanket for our own future grandkids, ha ha!

Dawn McHugh said...

I keep looking at unfinished projects, pick them up do a bit then put it down again, one day I am sure my unfinished project box will be empty :-)

Susan said...

I have to look up your hand lotion recipe. I'm going through tons of it this winter!

Kristina said...

Dawn, I never thought this one would take so long (sigh)

Kristina said...

Susan, we love it!

RB said...

Kristina, you have a knack for choosing the prettiest colors to put together. The colors on the Granny Squares are lovely.
Today I washed all the various animal blankets. I have two sets, one is always in the wash while the other is in use. I wash a set every other day. Today was the day, but so worth it, to see them snuggled into their nice clean blankets.
We have two cats with the sniffles. Going out to get them a humidifier tomorrow, then wait for 10 days to see if it clears up. If not, then we'll get them to a vet cause if it lasts longer than 10 days, it's more than just a cold.
Prayers everyone has a safe happy week.
God bless.
RB
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P.S. - I got the "handiwork" pun. LOL

Kristina said...

RB, thanks. I hope your cats are okay. We once took a barn cat to the vet with bad congestion. She was pregnant at the time, and she got treated, had her babies and recovered.

RB said...

Thanks Katrina. If they're not better in a couple days, off to the vet they'll go, but the one really hates being put in the carrier, screaming and hissing the whole way - so I drag my feet doing it. LOL
God bless.
RB
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