Saturday, February 13, 2016

Saturday's Sewing Report (with a little bonus)

My latest sewing creations:


Made from two napkins I had stashed away, and some scraps from a childhood dress of Noble's, plus a couple of vintage buttons.



One is for me and one is to sell or give away as part of a "kitchen set" for a wedding present.

BONUS:

This is the tomato soup I made--just tomatoes, onion, olive oil and basil--so yummy! And a couple of pieces of homemade bread toast and butter. Wonderful comfort food when I was feeling sick.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Friday's Frugal Round-Up

I was almost well, then suffered a relapse of this ridiculous virus--or whatever it is. I wish people would stay home from church when they are sick. I think my depressed immune system took a hit at church. Nevertheless, I managed to get a few frugal things done this week.

I made tomato soup from some tomatoes that had been sitting on my counter too long.
I mended Noble's work slacks for her (she really needs to learn to sew for herself!).
I used up the last of the bananas in a delicious smoothie.
I cooked dinner, fish tacos, even though I was sick and didn't feel like it.

We've had more snow, and more is forecast for this weekend with temps in the teens. I'm flying to San Diego on Tuesday to visit my father. The weather there is in the high 70's, low 80's. Real tough to take. (Thank you TopDad for sending me for my annual thaw!)

What frugal things did you do this week?

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Wednesday's Wisdom

From The Lessons of Engineering for Social Engineers by Chet Richards comes this gem:
The American Constitution was designed for a society whereby people manage their own affairs and solve their own problems. Beyond promoting trade among the states, protecting against foreign invasion, and ensuring the rights of property, the Federal Government really has no legitimate role in structuring society.  Society was intended to evolve social arrangements on its own within the protective framework of the Constitution.  Thus, this progressive idea that government has the right to impose social change is contrary both to the spirit and to the words of the Constitution.
Can I get an Amen here?