Pioneer Woman at Heart
One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!
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~
Friday, October 18, 2013
Camper's Mug Cozy
I ended up not using a pattern (not all mugs are the same size as all the printed patterns are for), and made my own for these camping mugs. I did not want to mess with sewing buttons on, so I simply single crocheted 12, double crocheted into the 3rd chain, counting that as the first chain in each row, and dc across. I measured about 10 inches, before finishing off, then simply sewed ends together (just enough to secure a hole for the handle of the mug).
These slide right on to our camping mugs, and now everyone has their own color, so we can keep the mugs straight, and not have to wash so many when camping.
Now I must get back to work. Yesterday, I stayed on target, and made a 5 gallon bucket of laundry detergent, put laundry on the clothesline, made a double batch of homemade ginger ale, boiled eggs for snacking, and made out a grocery list for the weekend.
Today, I have to get two crock pots going, and bake some buttermilk cornbread. Yesterday was a terrible laundry day for drying outside. Today, the weather is much better. Other than cooking/baking and some cleaning up, I don't have any pertinent work (on the list) today. I just have to hope and pray that I don't run across a project that causes me to stray off course.
It's Friday, and the chimney folks never called me once yet. I have a feeling that they will call today, since the weather is better to get up on the roof. If not, I will have to pay dearly, to call a third chimney sweep (for the inspection), and even then I'm not sure they will travel this far.
And you know it's getting colder, when you wake up to find a cat buried under your blankets, all nice and warm, and cozied up.