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Holiday crafts to think about!

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Almost five months to Christmas. That sounds so bad, but time is just flying by. It is not on cruise.

Get crafty even if it is not something you do on a daily basis. Look in children’s magazines, craft books and books that read easy to do!! Why! Why would you want to do that? Because you want to save money on Holiday spending this year, so becoming more #talented#creative and #crafty may be the answer for you .

Your gifts don’t have to be huge just something done by the family, or by the children or by you for someone special in your life. If you are a crafty person, use up some of the craft supplies you have left in your special room. You know the one where all your art and sewing, or crafty supplies are hiding.

Some thoughts to get you thinking :

If you are a knitter, what about mittens and scarves.

How about making a lid gripper. Get some shelf liner. Cut in approx. the size of a hot pad 6″ by 6″. Single crochet or double crochet around the edges and you have a lid gripper. They usually last 1-2 years and then the grip may not be quite as good.

Sewing, just a beginner no problem, just purchase some fabric with a holiday theme. Be sure you get enough fabric to cover your table and hem it. Do double turn so the hem looks nice, and professional.

Use scraps of colored paper from your children’s craft projects, make a kaleidoscope picture, add pictures of your children, put into a frame. Such a wonderful gift.

What about a small scrap book? Don’t buy new, use up what you have.

Be crafty and be frugal this year. Next year you will want to have a budget in place to help you pan ahead.

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Grocery shopping and my rice pack!

My plan to start the week. Monday morning going to the grocey store. Made my list and thought ok, I will wear my mask and put on gloves, the thin ones that don’t make me look like I am from mars. Already have that look with not being able to go to the hair dresser.

7AM with my mask and gloves on, off I went to the store, list in hand. It took me an hour and a half to find everything I needed. The store was out of some things that I needed, but that was ok. They had alot of people stocking shelves. Then off to the check out, where I had to pack most of my own groceries. The cashier helped a bit and I was truly thankful. Then of course, I had to put everything in the car. Drive home and unload the car. Just had seen a video on wiping down everything you bring in from the store. Stop right here. Please God I am not wiping down everything. Got everything out their bags and put away. It seemed like forever. I am thinking curbside shopping here I come.

Treated myself to a good cup of coffee. Put my nice rice pack on my neck and right shoulder and relaxed. Those rice packs are wonderful and I just warm mine up in the microwave. They are so comforting when you have those aches and pains that bother us all at times.


For a long time I have thought that grocery shopping was a big job, but we have to have food, so I am not complaining, just expressing how I felt at that moment. Exhausted! Nap time was wonderful and I so much enjoyed mine. Again my rice pack felt so good. The one showing needs a little more rice in the ends, but I will take this one anytime. Want to know more about making rice packs send me your email and I will try and answer your questions. One Christmas helped grandchildren make them for their parents. That was interesting.

Hope you have/had a great day. Here are some things to consider doing, find a new book, a new author to read, do a craft, write a letter, send a card, say a prayer, call someone you have not talked with in a while, start getting pictures ready to start a scrapbook for your children, grandchildren. Looking at those pictures will put a smile on your face.

The beautiful flowers were from daughter Cindy and husband David for Easter! Beautiful and I look at them every day and smile.

Enjoy looking at my website. Don’t forget to read about my essential oils.

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Sewing machine! New, actually 6 months old now.

My last sewing machine was an Ulna and it was an extraordinary machine. I loved it and it was so good to me. It was almost 40 years old when it just gave up. I was hoping it would last longer. It journeyed with me through making many many things including jackets make from sweatshirts, and 19 quilts for grandchildren. Now please contain yourself, these quilts were near the size of a twin bed, not a full sized quilt. If you are interested in learning more about these quilts, under comments enter your email, asking for more informaiion. They are not normal quilts.

The new sewing machine! I have to admit it has been a bit of a learning curve for me. Mainly because I am left handed, very left handed and I had to learn to use my right hand a bit more than I anticipated. I am slowly adjusting. It is very light weight and so easy to carry in it’s case. So important as we age, because the lighter the better. Especially if you belong to a sewing group and want to bring your machine.

The machine has 60 built in stitches and came with a very detailed instruction booklet with lots of pictures explaining more of the detail needed. Since I am not a sophisticated sewer I did not want a machine that did everything, but cough, and cost so much I would feel guilty if I did not learn to use it properly. However I did want to learn more about sewing with knits and other types of fabric. Only time will tell how durable the machine will be.

I have so far made 20 decorative hang over the oven handle towels. I do mean decorative. They are just for show and the themes so far have been Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Still learning the proper finished up techniques. Also made a table runner out of scraps and a couple of table clothes.

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