Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Thrifty Tuesday


Today has been actually chilly. We didn't even reach 20C and there has been a lovely breeze for most of the day. So no air conditioning which is a big plus in my book.

So what thrifty happenings have been going on here on the old homestead.

Well I did a bit of mending and darned a pair of my socks. 

Using up items from the pantry that are getting close to the best buy date. 

I haven't had to water my outside plants today as they got rain yesterday and the clouds are looking like they are piling up in the west and bringing more rain. 

Pulled out some fabric from my stash to make some cushions for the living room. Harvey has been saying we need to freshen the cushions up a bit and this will fit the bill perfectly.

Pulled up two similar balls of pink yarn (one is variegated). There wasn't enough of one ball to make a Secret Santa scarf, but with the two there will be. I plan on using the variegated on the ends and the solid in the middle.

Picked the last of the rhubarb and will be getting it ready to freeze tonight. This will give us lovely desserts over the winter.

Everybody have a wonderful evening. 

God bless.


  1. We will be getting your 18C for the next two days which will seem weird here too after all the heat and a/c power.

  2. Sounds like a good week, Jackie. How nice it would be to not have to turn on the a/c. Lucky you! I have a small amount of mending I need to work on too. There is always something we can find to do when we put our minds to it. I hope you have a lovely week.

  3. Being able to turn the air conditioning off is a big savings! Unfortunately we won't be able to do that for a few more months with all the heat recently. I hope you show us the cushions you make. I need to make some new ones too, but I can't decide on a color. We have a brown leather couch and I need to brighten it up. I hope you are feeling well. Take care!

  4. Sounds like life is rolling along nicely, Jackie. There's a blessing to routine, that's for sure. I wish we could have our windows open when it's nice but... the spiders out here are as big as mice, I swear, and they manage to get in whenever I open my windows, so.... no open windows here, during the summer. Sadly! ~Andrea xoxoxo

  5. I would love to have your 20C right now. It's been hot here with 90F temps. We have 2 days of rain coming up.

  6. We are on the 11 day of triple digits. Isn't it nice to have a fabric stash to pull from?

  7. Thinking of you Jackie. Hope you and your family are well xx