If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

Monday, March 14, 2011

this and that March 2011


Since I found new towels last week,  I turned the grungiest of the the old ones into rags.
The hand towels got cut in half and a zig-zag stitch put over the cut to keep it from raveling.
I added a little scrap of trim to the washcloths so they will be easily recognizable as a rag and not get put back with the towels.

I made a simple batch of pineapple preserves - it was simple, easy and tastes good......
but I cooked this batch too long,  it is way to thick (hard) so I will try another batch later

Our son finished law school in December,  took the bar exam in Feb. and will found the results in April.  He studied lots,  stressed a lot,  so to relax a little at home,  he got this tissue flower kit from my craft closet and started making some. 

the kit makes 24 so he has a ways to go- they are really pretty and realistic for just paper.
The local attorney he is working for is keeping him busy,  maybe all 24 will get done, maybe not.
I am trying to make a blouse for me using an old blouse as a pattern - I've been sewing for 40+years but I've never done this.  I'll let you know how it turns out.
I really like the fabric - blue blackberries - fabric designers don't have to be realistic.

I've done a few diaper and wipe deals - I read about the deals at some of the coupon blogs and found some great savings. 
I think I am stocked up, for awhile anyway!



5 comments:

  1. As always Rhonda, you have been busy. Great deals on the diapers. They always a needed item. Have your son in my prayers~~he will do good! I am sure the blouse will turn out. Hopefully he will finish the flowers for you. They do look pretty darn good. Will check out the pineapple preserves here in a few minutes. What are you thinking to do with the blue blackberry material? I like it because it is blue! I better be getting ready to head to work. You always give a person so many ideals to do!!!

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  2. Hi Rhonda,
    I hope your blouse turns out well. I found two lovely patterns and was about to cut them out when, my machine seized up on me. I am really bummed! Now I have to find a place to get it fixed.
    Speaking of fixed, you look to be fixed with wipes and diapers for a long time, good for you! They are so expensive.
    Have a great day!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  3. You have been busy. Well done. That is a lot of disposable diapers there. Have you thought of using eco-friendly disposables or especially when they are on sale? I know that there is a lot of debate about cloth vs disposable diapers and one has to make up their own mind. Here is a link to more info. http://www.thenewparentsguide.com/diapers.htm

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  4. clever woman...I need to do that line of color on our RAGS so John will know they are not cloths!

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  5. I have that same flower-craft kit! I think I made 3 flowers, then gave up. It was more tedious than I liked. Maybe when my niece comes over for a craft day with me, we'll work on that a bit. She might enjoy it. Or not.

    Always love to see what you're working on!

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Jeff and Rhonda

Jeff and Rhonda