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This is my attempt today at making place mats for the kitchen table.  The place mat was simple to make, all I did was cut two rectangles out of white muslin vloth and lay one rectangles of cotton batting between them. The edges were tucked under about 1/4 inch and sewn down. The back looks very rough, the next time I’d fold the edges under twice to make the hem. The dots up top aren’t spaced well, but it was my first attempts. Impulsiveness is good in creativity, but I really need to take more time to measure things.

The card is for D’s sister, and is made out of unbleached muslin and brown paper lunch bags that I cut into rectangles and sewed together on the sewing machine. Brown paper sews together very nice.

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Make grocery bags so we won’t use the plastic ones.

Get the garden ready

Make the menu for the month

Haven’t written in forever, but I’m gonna try to make this an account of things as they happen. Thanksgiving went pretty well, it was very pleasent and the bread came out perfect. The only thng I wasn’t happy with was the green bean casserole, and that didn’t taste as good because I used the low sodium cream of mushroom soup. Usually that’s fine, but for a special occassion I’ll use the normal one. Now it’s officially the Christmas season, and I’ve volunteered to make hand made gift bags for everybody to try to save some money. The first two were supposed to have a week and a half to make, but the date was wrong and I had two and half days to make them. The result wasn’t what I was hoping for, but I did pretty well considering. This is what I put in there.

 gift bags

In fact, this time I’m gonna try to take pics of everything as I go along, cleaning, sewing, all of the cooking.  Mom and G-Ma are coming this weekend, so it’s gonna be a scramble to get everything done. The house isn’t in good shape right now, it really got messed up when I had to do everything last week.