Sunday I used some of the scraps leftover from making all of those Covered Clothes Hangers to make a peg bag or clothes pin bag, whichever you prefer. I've wanted to make one for quite awhile and now I finally have. I think it turned out stinking cute and all out of scraps. Whoo hoooo!
Sunday morning I decided to make a quick stop into a thrift store on my way to somewhere else. I found a couple candles and a candleholder but this little oval frame really caught my interest. I've had this picture of my great grandpa sitting on my desk for the last three years until I could find the perfect frame. This one definitely fit the bill.
One of these days I should share the story about this fine looking gentleman with all of you. He died relatively young (he was my age), but he led quite an extraordinary life.
I checked online for coupons and found six to print off onto scrap paper.
I found two vintage nightgown patterns from the 1950s on eBay so I ordered them. I've decided I want to try sewing for myself again, something I haven't done in decades. I thought nightgowns might be a good place to start. One of the patterns also includes a robe. The other one a bed jacket, so sweet. I was really impressed with how they arrived. The woman I bought them from had made plastic sleeves to put them in and protect them. Very thoughtful, I think.
I purchased three months of cell phone service for $29.99, which equates to $10 a month. You can't get much better than that! J
A friend had given me a nice bunch of basil from her garden the week before. The girls and I made our very first batch of pesto with it. Mmmmmm.
From Amazon I ordered a case of Science Diet canned cat food for old man kitty which was much less than purchasing it locally. At check out I was offered a 25% OFF coupon which took off an additional $5! While I was at it I also ordered my youngest a pair of uniform pants for school and a Christmas gift for my oldest.
The youngest and I went shoe shopping as it couldn’t be put off any longer. We found her a pair of sneakers for school and a pair of dress shoes for orchestra. Both pairs were on clearance for a total of $45. I was pretty happy about that!
My boss offered me a few hours of overtime this week. I happily accepted. He must have thanked me a bajillion times for helping him out of a pinch. I looked at it as a wonderful opportunity to have more money for my debt elimination goal. J
It was very hot last week so I got up each morning and opened the windows and set the fan at the back door to bring in the cool fresh air. It helped a lot to keep the house nice most of the day so we only need the A/C in the late afternoon and evening. I also did my lawn watering at this time.
Our neighbors are renovating an old motor home. They have been working so hard on repairs, painting, putting in new faucets and a new hot water heater plus caulking the entire thing so seal it up and keep out the rain. I've really enjoyed watching their progress. So when they asked me if I would help them out with a little sewing I was thrilled. I am now on curtain and cushion duty.
|...to this! Much better!|
It is a really pretty deep green.
I went with them when they bought the fabric and on Saturday I got started. I recovered two of the four cushions that go to the dinette. I love the fabric they picked and lucky them I had zippers in my stash that they get because I had no plans at all for them. I'm hoping they will let me share their little home away from home later in a post.
I washed out several Ziploc bags to reuse.
My credit union sent me some free return address labels. Very nice.
I sold a dozen eggs to a co-worker. We fed our kitchen scraps to the hens.
How was your thrifty week?