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~
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Baby Bath Cloths ~ Elixir ~ No Hot Water
There are 3 crochet patterns for baby bath cloths in the book 150 Weekend Crochet Projects, by White Birches. I used one of the patterns for these two. I think I'll include a bar of unscented handmade goat's milk soap too.
Hubby's fever broke last night. I did drain off a jar of elderberry elixir for him too. Today, the doctor diagnosed him with walking pneumonia. Hubby said that particular sickness has been getting passed around at work. Now, he wants to start growing our own elderberries. In other words, the elixir works pretty well.
Today is day 2 without hot water. Thanks to family and friends, some of us got (or are getting) hot showers elsewhere today (I left Mom a bar of goat's milk soap in thanks for the hot shower). Yep...pipes froze again. We are borrowing a salamander heater, in hopes to thaw us out. Say a prayer. The dishes are piled high, and if we can't thaw out, we'll be heating lots of pots of water. Besides, Hubby could use a hot steamy bath for his recovery too.
Now that the baby gifts are finished I can dive into my closet and pull out all of those started-but-never-finished projects. Some may not get finished. Decisions, decisions. Then again, I may just crochet a set of baby booties first.