Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Thrifty Tuesday


Good evening, it has been cold here and there is a prediction of snow to arrive tomorrow. Not looking forward to that at all.

So today we spent cleaning up leaves (which went into the garden as free mulch), cutting down perennials, pulling bulbs to be used next year (hopefully saving on planting costs), putting the deck furniture away, and putting the solar lights away to extend their lives.

Other thrifty happenings around the old homestead were making a cover for Harvey's wine carboy out of an old towel.

Using up scrap fabric to make a quilt top (working on that now, lots of scrap fabric in the sewing room). 

Having Kris put on his IT hat so we did not have to get someone in to fix all the techie things.

I even managed to hem those drapes we hung in the dining room today.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.


  1. Show us your quilt progress please

  2. You have gotten a lot accomplished today! I know there is a lot to do to get prepared for that first snow. You two take care!

  3. It sounds like you had a wonderfully productive day, Jackie! I had my sewing machine lubricated & cleaned, after many years sitting idle, a couple years ago and I swear they broke it. It hasn't worked right since. I'm hoping The Husband can take it apart this winter, when the snow is flying and there's nothing else to do, and put it back together correctly. I miss using it and thought I was doing something good by having it cleaned and lubricated. The man who did it advertises through our local Joann's fabric shop.... so I thought he could be trusted. My mom bought me the machine in the late 1970's and it was used even then. So I'm guessing it's at least 50 years old. It's a little portable machine by Singer, I believe. ~Andrea xoxo

  4. You have been busy. Oh the thought of snow fills me with dread. I'm hoping it stay reasonably mild until January.

  5. I cant bear the thought of snow! Fortunately we rarely see it here. How busy you have been.

  6. Snow, it's that time. It even snowed on our mountain (it usually doesn't snow here in the valley until Dec/Jan and even then about 3 times a year). Very productive!

  7. You certainly never run out of things to do. As someone else mentioned, it would be lovely to see your quilt in progress.

    Take care and stay well!

    P.S. have your friend received her Covid test results yet?

  8. Wow, to the snow. Must be nice to have 4 "real" seasons. Time to keep warm and bake.

  9. You have been busy, I would love to see the progress on the quilt.