Sunday I made two loaves of homemade oat bread and a pan of brownies. Neither one seemed to stick around very long. They seldom do.
I sewed up a cute little table square to set my kerosene lamp on. I had this cute scrap of fabric and it was too small to make much, but it was perfect for this. I also used leftover black fabric and batting from another project and machine quilted it. It was fun little project and now I want to make a couple more of them.
I had used one of the travel size pillows I had bought us for camping to make a throw pillow as a Christmas gift for a friend. With the full intention of replacing it next time I found myself in Walmart too. Instead I took some muslin I had and made a pillow using the same technique I used for those throw pillows I had made. Funny thing is, I used the leftover quilt batting and polyfil from that project to make it with and now I've replaced it without spending a dime. And saved myself a trip to Walmart to boot. J
Instead of making the lasagna I had planned for Sunday dinner I ended up boiling fresh pasta and combining it with an assortment of leftover pasta sauces I had in the fridge and freezer. I topped it with cheese and baked it. It turned out delicious and a great way to use up some leftovers.
|It is hard to read around here without a cat or two|
I ordered a book from the county library to be held for me at the main one downtown. I picked it up Tuesday and dropped off one I'd finished. I love that we have this service which saves me a lot of time, not to mention fuel, from having to make trips all over town to check out and return library books.
I did not shop for anything this week. It was a lovely feeling staying out of the stores.
I signed up for a free sample of assorted teas to be sent to me. It has been a long time since I've signed up for a freebie. J
I cleaned and reorganized the refrigerator. I love it when it is all neat and tidy inside.
On Friday we watched a couple of movies on YouTube for free.
I composted coffee grounds, tea bags and egg shells. We fed our kitchen scraps to the chickens and they blessed us with 11 eggs this week.
How was your thrifty week?