Monday, December 11, 2017

Another Reason . . .

. . . that it's nice to have a sewing machine and know how to use it.

Can you see what's wrong with these pillowcases?


That's right, the pattern on the left one is upside down. When fabric has a one way design the pillowcases need to be sewn opposite to each other. In cheap, mass production that step is neglected.  So, PFCMom to the rescue.


Much better! (All I did was use a seam ripper to open the case up, then I re-sewed it back together the correct way.) Now the bed is ready for Lt. Lehi and his sweet wife, who I now have a name for: Miss Pasta.

Friday, December 1, 2017

If You've Ever Wondered

This is how McDonald's gets such long french fries:


This potato was a gift from a relative of Lt. Lehi's wife in Idaho. It weighs two (2) pounds! It's nine (9) inches long and ten and a half (10.5) inches around the middle. It's a whopper! (No pun intended)

All these giants go to the french fry factory, and what makes it to the grocery stores are the much smaller potatoes. How would you like to have these to cook with?!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Linen

Count Your Blessings - Day 7

My all time favorite fabric is pure linen!

A recent addition to my kitchen.

What I look for in a kitchen towel.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Work

Count Your Blessings - Day 6

If you want to be happy in school or on a mission or at a job or in a marriage--work at it. Learn to work. Serve diligently. Don't be idle and mischievous. A homespun definition of Christlike character might be the integrity to do the right thing at the right time in the right way. Don't be idle. Don't be wasteful. "Seek learning, even by study and also by faith" (Doctrine and Covenants 88:118). Be industrious and labor, including laboring for and serving others--one of the truly great keys to true happiness.  [Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles; From a devotional address, "Living after the Manner of Happiness," delivered at Brigham Young University-Idaho on September 23, 2014.]

I'm thankful to have learned the value of work!