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, March 9, 2016
Early Spring? Coffee Cup Cup Coaster
I stole a few minutes of morning porch time after washing three days of dirty dishes. Yeah, you heard me right. With the kids working, one in school, and one sick, it was not on the urgent list.
Youngest continued to sleep, along with the puppies, so I stole a few more minutes out in the fresh air. It was beautiful out and I felt like poo. I needed to refresh.
Refreshing myself can get me off track of my projects. I kind of think I need 3 or 4 going on at the same time anyway. That way I can switch it up. I decided to only make new cup coasters to match the new seat cushions. I'm not making placemats this time. I decided to use the Robin's Egg color of yarn to whip up a coffee cup cup coaster. By the way, I just googled for the pattern. There are several free patterns for this online.
What do you think? It looks bigger in the photo, but it's because it's up on the table above the chair. My 19 year-old eye-spied it and came running to the porch with it smiling. "Mom I love this! Can you make me about 4 for my hope chest? It's way too cute!"
The girls were fighting over the one coaster I made, so I believe I'll try to whip up a few more for the table when I can.
While sitting on the porch soaking in nature, my friend's husband pulled into the drive. He said he saw a sick raccoon around the other side of my big barn and offered to take care of it. By the time he got around the barn, the coon was gone. Hubby and I set a trap that-a-way last night. We can't have a sick raccoon around with free range chickens and our dogs. Heck, I was walking puppies over there yesterday.
I managed to get one load of laundry out to the clothesline. I would be a fool to pass up an excellent drying day. And because I hardly did anything besides a mountain of dirty dishes, I made notes for what to get done in the next two days.
It's way to wet to till the garden (phooey).
Youngest finally woke up and ate some applesauce. By 2pm, her fever was down enough for her to take a shower. I'm sure it made her feel better, but she retired right back to the couch with new sheets and pillow covers to keep the germs from spreading.
The washing machine has been churning since 6:30am. I best get the bedding on the line before rain decides to arrive. Looks like our temps will rise to the 70's by next week. I already have plans for my rainy days (cleaning jobs I've been putting off).
Have a good day!