Quilting, Farming, Variety

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Pot Paradox

Pots are a toil
To watcher or rover.
Watched, they won't boil,
Unwatched, boil over!
-----Barbara Vick

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Hope Chest Addition ~ two

I can't think of anything more comforting on a cold night than a soft, warm pillow. The second addition to the hope chest is a pair of pillowcases made up in a soft-as-suede, 100% cotton flannel, purchased from Connecting Threads.  The color is called Honeysuckle, a cheerful, bright yellow.

I found this, "Easy Tube Pillowcase Tutorial", on YouTube:
They were very easy to make and are a good, generous size; most pillowcases that come with flannel sheet sets are so small I have trouble getting  pillows inside them.

Have you started a hope chest?  Are you making things to put inside?  I'd like to see them.

Think about it,

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Frugal or Just Cheap?

If you've read my blog for a while, then you know how much I like to make string quilts from scraps, and that I've even been known to take a piece of fabric from the wastebasket to use in a block.  I've discovered, while going through boxes of works in progress, that scraps can be more than fabric.  

From past crocheting projects I've accumulated several balls of soft yarn.  They are much too pretty to throw away!  So they're going to be made into scrappy granny squares, put together as a baby afghan, much the same way I would use strings in a quilt.

However, there are two things I don't like about granny squares: 1)Setting them together, and 2)in this scrappy form there are LOTS of yarn tails on the back of the square to work in which will take a while.  But with the help of a needle threader and a crewel embroidery needle with a large eye, it can be done ~ with patience.  Or, maybe you can tell me an easier way to work them in.

Now, back to my question, am I being frugal, or just cheap?

Think about it,