Frugalmom's blog

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cheater hem tutorial

I made another pair of shorts from a holey pair of jeans and while I was at it, I snapped pictures and put together a quick tutorial on how to do the cheater ribbon hem. You'll find it at flickr.

all sewn

good problems to have

As I hitched up my pants again, I thought that the fact that all my pants are getting too big is a good thing, right? And that made me start thinking of good problems to have.

Like pants that are too big because you are being successful at losing weight (I've lost 29 pounds!).

Having to preserve food because your garden is so productive.

Having to clean my house because I have a wonderful family who lives in it (and makes it dirty!).

Yesterday Meredith posted about having too much produce from her CSA share. Also a good problem, I think.

Do you have any good problems?

Mother Nature's Fury

We had a heck of a thunderstorm roll through this weekend. It came with hail over 1/2" in diameter and buckets of rain and lots of wind, as well. It made us decide that we'll pay someone to put gutters up on the addition before we pay anyone else to do anything else.

strawberries on ice
aw hail!

handful of hail scooped from behind the house  read more »

new post

I finished a post that I started quite a while ago so it filed with it's starting date...it's here.

poor neglected blog

My poor neglected blog! It competes with my children and my kitchen and my sewing machine and usually comes in last place.

Today I made 32 pints of blackberry jam. Seven batches in a row! It took a really long time and wiped me out for the rest of the day. I tasted some and it's fabulous! Last summer I picked all those blackberries and stuck them in the freezer and this week they were evicted to make room for the beef that came home from the butcher. We slaughtered the cattle that were living on the pasture a couple weeks ago. (I left the camera inside on purpose that day...)

In the morning the carpet installers come and install carpet in the upstairs of the addition! We can't wait!


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