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Make Do and Mend, Windy Weather

February 22nd, 2015 at 02:18 pm

I did my weekly shop today, and I did quite well. We are well-stocked with the storms coming.

The Menu is:
- risotto with peas, sundried tomatoes and goat cheese
- cod pieces (they sell small pieces for a lot less) with aioli and broccoli
- shrimp sushi (already have shrimp in the freezer) with cucumber and avocado
- pasta with homemade red sauce with basil
- roasted chicken with lemon and cauliflower (one casserole dish - easy!)
- soup with garlic bread

F is at her friend's house, so I got a lot of sewing done. I fixed three pajama bottoms (cannot believe I was wearing them like that - so embarrassing!). One had a giant hole in the back, and the other two were so long I kept tripping on them.

Now I am fixing a little hole in a shirt and darning some socks. This is all hand-sewing. Need to fix a little hole in a pair of F's leggings, too, but they are still wet from the laundry.

Every time I was clothes, my mother reminds me that when she was little they had a wringer-washer. I think that I'm so frugal, I might be ok with that. Then she says, "And we hung our clothes on the line outside! Oh... wait, you do that, don't you?" Yes, Mom, I use the patented Solar Dryer (clothesline).

Didn't do that today, though. Everything is drying on hangers in the laundry room (we have a rod under a shelf that's on the long wall of the room) because it's so windy and awful outside. It's supposed to snow starting around 7 pm, and then it's supposed to snow all day tomorrow.

I am thinking now that I mention my mom's wringer-washer, I never told you about my mom, who is really funny, still very young and quick and walks every day, but is NOT frugal. I'll save that for another post...


4 Responses to “Make Do and Mend, Windy Weather ”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    I actually remember the wringer in my basement when I was kid, but it was rarely used! I think my mom was just reluctant to get rid of it.

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Yay for you and your mending. A lot of folks don't sew. A gal I work with popped a button off her pants and said she would throw them away when she got home.

  3. Buendia Says:

    That's hysterical! Although not funny when you think about it... I can't say I'm the best at sewing (that would be my friend M!) but I can sew pillows, hem things, and make simple dresses and skirts (no buttons or zips!) on the machine. And I can sew buttons and darn by hand. This past weekend it was a little machine, a little hand sewing!

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    My mom's mom had a wringer washer in her basement that I got to use when I'd visit in elementary school. They upgraded to an electric washer later. It was pretty cool to use. Smile

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