Saturday, October 30, 2010

A Productive Home

My hubby and I were not feeling very well today so we decided to take it easy. There has been a steady rain in the valley so it was a perfect day to rest inside. I'm fighting off the urge to take a nap but I feel so lousy that I might just give in.  I think it might help the pain in my husband's back if he'd rest, too. The rain seems to be effecting his arthritis and the pain is increasing.

A few projects were finished up  this week.

 This wooden version is much sturdier than the plastic ones sold in catalogs like Harriet Carter. I purchased my original one from the Amish many, many years ago and it has served me well.  Mine hangs in my laundry area and use it to dry lingerie, socks, plastic bags, etc. Sometimes I'll hang it on my clothesline outside.

I made a bible cover and hope to make more to sell.

I wish the fabric would have shown up better. It has a pretty gold thread that runs through the pattern. I may use ribbon for the tie next time. I'll see how this one works. I love it!
I think I just may head for that nap now! My warm, comfy bed is calling me! winky


  1. Dear Friend,
    I like your hanging clothes line! What a simple Idea....
    I have made a number of bible covers, and like this one very much...but, my suggestion would be to make the pockets that the bible cover goes into a little deeper, and that way will not allow the bible to slip out and cause loads of aggravation to your customer. As the fabric relaxes, the narrow pockets will give way. The bible will bend enough to allow for the deeper pockets. Just a suggestion.

  2. Love the clothes line along with the Bible cover. Great job you two. I'm also liking the new look of your blog. Hugs

  3. Your bible cover is beautiful! Hope you both feel good soon.
    Hugs, Sharon

  4. Great projects! Hope you feel better.

  5. Thank you for your thoughtful comment. i appreciate your thoughts. i didn't mean to imply that my husband and i are not in agreement in this move. He isn't crazy about the climate (while i love it). He definitely believes that the Lord is leading to make this move and is so ready to be through with going to work everyday and getting to spend time as he chooses with the grandchildren around to spend time with, working with, teaching them things, etc. The humoring me part referred to living in the PNW due to the climate.

  6. i love the projects you and your husband have done.!

  7. You both did a great job and are very talented.

  8. You both did a great job on your projects--it is good to stay busy. I was drawn to your blog by your title. When my husband was talking about retiring, I wondered how in the world we would make it. Well, we are making it. We set a strict budget, cut out some things, and ask ourselves if it is a "need" or a "want". We could have done a lot of saving if we had done this all along.
    Have a great Thanksgiving!

  9. I had a plastic clothesline like your wooden one and of course it started breaking up after awhile. I would love to know how to make your wooden one.

    Your Bible cover is lovely too.

    Happy Creating and living frugally.



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