Use it Up, Wear it Out, Make it Do, or Do Without!

Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.  I’ve heard that phrase a couple of different ways.  The other way is use it up, wear it out make it over or do without.  I’ve always admired the ingenuity of pioneer women and the women who lived during the Depression of the 1930s.  (Not to be confused with the Depression of the 21st century which is treated with Prozac) ~smile~

Well, I had the opportunity to make something over this morning.  My daughter had some stains on her denim skirt.  It was otherwise in good condition.  I took some pretty homespun fabrics in tans and brick red, backed them with some Wonder Under, and cut out big country style stars.  I then pinned them on the skirt in ones, twos, or threes wherever there were stains.  After ironing them on according to the package directions, I finished with a narrow zigzag stitch around the stars.  The result was really pretty.  She was so touched that I took the time to do that for her. 

I wish I could show you a photo; but, I don’t have a digital camera yet.  Oh, I know, but I’m just a little old fashioned.  ~smile~ Maybe someday….

God bless you, dear Reader!


Happy at Home

Hello world!

Dear Reader,

I’m so happy to spend a few moments with you as this old year is preparing to change to the new.  Change can be an uncomfortable thing, but it’s often a good thing.  I love the assurance of knowing that GOD works all things together for those who love HIM who are called acording to HIS purpose.

This blog is one of those changes for me.  I’ve read blogs for years, but I’ve never had the courage to write myself.  Well, I plan to change that with the LORD’s help.  I hope you’ll visit me often as I build my little blog home.  I have many interests, as I’m sure you do:  Christian living, frugal living, cooking, writing, raising children, discipline-theirs and mine, loving my husband, caring for my home, scrapbooking, sewing.  Oh, the list goes on and on.  Won’t you join me as I begin my blogging journey?

Happy at Home,