Saturday, June 30, 2012

Keeping busy!

Well, I have to say that I intended to post more on this blog than I have been.  It seems life is really happening at our household!  I have been watching and reading and listening to my homesteader friends and they are all pretty concerned regarding our economy and the way our country is headed.  It has caused me to re-think my spending priorities and I have been spending a great deal of time, stocking up on food, toiletries, etc, in case of what the future holds.  I have dug out my pressure canner, canning jars, purchased a new deluxe dehydrator and have been enjoying putting up fresh fruit, vegs and meats.  Since we downsized last year, it has been a challenge to find room to organize and store all of these items, but I am thinking I need to deepen my pantry in case our economy continues to spiral downward.  I already have tons of quilting supplies and fabrics, so all is good at Home Sweet (Quilting) Home!

And of course, I take time to enjoy my sewing and quilting!  I have had several orders for extra large baby changing pads. I will add those pics later.  I made matching rattle toys, too.  I am thinking of selling on Esty.  Any thoughts on this, anyone?  I could really use an income, however small it might be.

Also, I received an order for a baby quilt using a vintage Care Bear sheet.  I decided to try a "rag quilt" and fussy cut the Care Bears.  This is what I ended up with:

As you can see, I decided to put it on 'Point' which I always have trouble figuring out how to cut the corners.  I searched and found the figures I needed and fiddled to make it all come together.  I liked the way it turned out and hopefully the new owner will like it also!  Hope you like it, too!

PS.  don't tell!  It is a surprise gift!!

Quilting hugs,


Linda Coleman said...

So nice to hear from you again Linda. Love the care bear quilt.
Good on you on trying to save some much needed money. I think we need to slow down and go back to the things that didn't cost a lot but made us happy. My resolution is to try to see if I have something I can use first before I buy something new.

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

Since I took over Christopher's room, I'm hoping to get started on some small quilting projects. Just have to get a folding table since he took his with him.

I started writing about "deepening the pantry" every Saturday on my blog now.

I am also concerned about where the country is headed (it has to be only God's protection that has kept us from a Depression) so I am giving a gentle nudge with a new pantry post each week.

I used to write one every few months.

barbara woods said...

love the baby quilt

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