Friday, December 20, 2013

Frugal Friday With Marsha 12/20/13

5 more day until Christmas.....are you ready?   I'm not.
Tomorrow my daughters, and possibly my mom, will be over for confection making day.  I look forward to it.  Hubby has promised to buy my goodie making ingredients for me this evening.

I think that I only need to buy the gift for the exchange at my brother's and one other I said, I think!
I set up my wrapping station last night and got some of the gifts wrapped and started putting together my Christmas sacks.

I thought to myself----I really don't think it's much, but if I got as much as I am giving to EACH person from everyone put together, I would feel really blessed.

Call me crazy, but I already have my plan and a start on next years Christmas.   I plan to use points once a month from to get something.  I used some of my points from neilson home scanner and got a DVD too.    I have solid plans on things to make for gifts as well that I plan on starting on ASAP.

I can't let myself get into this boat again next year.  We are sacrificing on groceries in order to buy gifts!  In a way it's ok as it's forced us to use those leftovers that have been in the freezer as well as get creative with our meals from what is in the cupboard.

If you would like to see some of the gifts that I have made, you can check out my WIP Wednesday post from this week.

I look forward to seeing what you link up this week and how your Christmas is going.


Thursday, December 19, 2013

Squidoo Hopping 12/19/13

Christmas is right around the corner! 
How are you doing on having your gifts ready?
I am making a lot of the gifts that I am giving, but not as many as I should have been making.
I didn't get started soon enough.  I hope that 2014 brings a lot more craft time for me.

I also hope that next year I am able to do some online shopping.  I do mean shopping throughout the year, not just in December!

I've not spent too much time in squidoo this past week.   I plan on working it a lot more in 2014.  I will know more on that in March and April as we see pay then for January and February.

Choose 1 or 2 of  your lenses to share with us this week, plus any blog posts you have done about squidoo.   I think this week I will choose 2 of my lenses that are at the bottom of my lensrank scale.



Wednesday, December 18, 2013

WIP Wednesday 12/18/13

I am still in the process of knitting scarves for Christmas gifts.
I have the one in the picture to finish yet, then make one with the brown skein.
 I've not made anymore progress with my QAL of the Penny Patch quilt.
Sadly I have had to put that aside until I get all of my Christmas crafts made.  Yep, that's what I get for getting such a late start on them.

Forgive me for showing you pictures of things that I have completed over this past week:

A cute cat and a bed for her.  I wrote a review of the book this is out of if you would like to check it out:  Fill Your House With These Crafty Creatures.

 Pillowcases for my son and his girlfriend.  I am picking up fabric today at the quilt shop when I am at the needlers group this afternoon.  I still need to make a set for my oldest daughter and her boyfriend.
 This wall hanging I bought as an unfinished project from the member's booth at our guild's quilt show last July.   I have now finished it and it will be a gift for my mom.
OMG!  This is the best job I've done on binding corners.  They look awesome.
 I have worked here and there this week on getting projects in to their own bags.  Once I get that done, I am going to make a written list for my bulletin board and then also list those projects each week here on my blog as well.   

I am linking up with the following blogs:
 WIP Wednesday at Freshly PiecedWIPs on Wednesdays

Monday, December 16, 2013

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