Monday, March 30, 2020

Thrifty Things Lately at Harvest Lane Cottage #151


Hello ladies, please read my note at the bottom of this post. 

I'm so glad you came by to visit me. I like to share my thrifty and frugal projects, ways of saving money, frugal cooking, and my blessings from God. Keeping a record of the ways that God provides and the ways that I am resourceful truly builds my faith. I encourage you to keep a record, too.

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Thrifty Things Lately at Harvest Lane Cottage!

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~ I sewed more tinkle wipes—this time by hand, because my machine was not cooperating. I need ball point needles, but I am making do. I used some mismatched thread that someone gave me in a portable sewing kit. Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without. The dark 6x6 squares are from my husband's old t-shirt. The light gray is from my old skirt. I've worn it for well over ten years—maybe even fifteen! It was worn out, so now it is repurposed! The wipes that I made last week have already saved us at least one roll of toilet paper. After all, my two adult daughters still live with us. ~smile~



~ I used a seam ripper to harvest the old elastic for use in a future home sewn skirt. That will save me a few dollars.

~ My daughter was reading her Bible and learning about God's provision. While she was yet reading and praying, one of my friends rang the doorbell and gave her these things! What an incredible blessing! Thank you Miss Shannon.



~ My daughter and I used a buy one get one free coupon as Tropical Smoothie Cafe through the drive-thru.

~ I spent about $8 at Goodwill and bought Amy a skirt and me a new burgundy shirt. I had been looking for a burgundy shirt for me.

~ I sewed even more tinkle wipes—this time by hand again. I think I probably have enough for all us girls now. ~smile~ I call them tinkle wipes or tinkle cloths since we don't use them for messy things. ~wink~

~ Strangers came to the door with three bags of groceries from Aldi. All things I would have bought myself! Good healthy items. They said they were from Sharon. We could not track down the person who sent them. If you're reading this Sharon Thank you! Thank you God!

~ I finished my multi colored socks. The yarn was given to me. I don't know what brand it is. I also cannot remember which friend gave it to me. If it was you, please let me know!


~ I used the leftover yarn to make an earbud pouch for my daughter.


~ I had an extra bag of flour that I was able to give when my neighbor mentioned her need. God replaced it the next day that my husband went to the store. It wasn't a thrifty thing, but it felt good to give. We need to help each other any way we can right now.

~ Thrifty Real Estate Investment: we threw away two broken frames, a couple empty cardboard boxes, and gave away five bags of clothes, one box of clothes.

~ Bought 80/20 chuck at the butcher for $2.79 a pound

~ A friend brought us a package of toilet paper

~ I'm knitting an earbuds bag with leftover yarn from socks I made with yarn given to me.


~ I am reading The Lost Lieutenant by Erica Vetsch which I received for review.

~ My daugther didn't need her brakes fixed after all, so she saved a couple hundred bucks.

~ My husband did our adult kids' taxes and saved them money.

~ My husband found a bigger tableware container that works great. It was on clearance for $2.49.  It was a great investment in organization.



~ Amy planted seeds for a garden.

~ My husband and girls cleaned the yard up themselves and mowed.


~ My husband's old keyboard and mouse died, a friend just got new ones and gave him the old ones.

~ Staying home saves money!




 Do not give in to fear about circumstances. God has not given us a spirt of fear but power and of love and a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7

 We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. Philipians 4:13

 This is the time to get in God's word and pray. 

 You may give share prayer requests with me in the comments or by email.


God is so good.
Praise God!


Keep calm and pray on,
Laura
Blessed to be a blessing




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12 comments:

  1. Great ideas, Laura. Sounds like you are thinking of others and they are thinking of you. Have a great week! Stay safe. Stay well.

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    1. You, too, Deb. It feels so good to think of others instead of focusing on our own troubles.Have a terrific week Deb. I'll be over for a visit in just a bit. Be blessed,Laura

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  2. Sounds like a very blessed week.
    Stay safe and healthy!

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    1. Bless you dearie. God is good. All will be well.
      Hugs,
      Laura

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  3. Your socks turned out so cute. I MUST learn to knit!

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    1. When we get together, I can help you get started if you'd like. Meanwhile, YouTube has some terrific videos.

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  4. QUERIDA HERMANA: CUANTAS BENDICIONES QUE HAN TENIDO¡¡¡DIOS ES TAN FIEL, SIEMPRE USA A ALGUIEN PARA BENDECIR A OTRA PERSONA, EL SEÑOR TIENE CAMINOS EXTRAÑOS DE HACERNOS LLEGAR SUS BENDICIONES, TODOS SOMOS UTILES EN EL CUERPO DE DIOS. ME ENCANTAN TUS CALCETINES, ES ALGO QUE QUIERO APRENDER A TEJER, PERO ME RESULTAN UN POCO DIFICILES, TENDRE QUE TOMARLO CON PACIENCIA. SI PASA POR MI BLOG, VERAS LO QUE HE ESTADO TRABAJANDO ULTIMAMENTE, USANDO RESTOS DE TELAS DE TRABAJOS ANTERIORES, TENGO UN BAUL LLENO DE RECORTES, CUANDO MI ESPOSO YA NO USA UNA CAMISA, ANTES DE TIRARLA, LE SACO LOS BOTONES Y RECORTO LAS PARTES QUE ESTEN EN BUENAS CONDICIONES Y ESTAS SE PUEDEN USAR PARA FUTUROS TRABAJOS. DIOS NOS DA SUFICIENTE INTELIGENCIA PARA CREAR. PROVERBIOS 31 NOS LLAMA MUJER VIRTUOSA, NOS DICE QUE BUSCAMOS LANA Y LINO Y CON VOLUNTAD TRABAJAMOS CON NUESTRAS MANOS, NUESTRA FAMILIA NO TIENE TEMOR DEL FRIO, PORQUE ESTA VESTIDA CON ROPAS DOBLES, CUANTAS COSAS QUE PODEMOS HACER PARA NUESTRA FAMILIA Y PARA LOS DEMAS YA QUE EXTENDEMOS NUESTRAS MANOS A LOS NECESITADOS, CUANTA SABIDURIA HERMANA LAURA HAY EN ESTE PROVERBIO. DESEO QUE DIOS LA GUARDE A USTED Y SU FAMILIA DE TODO MAL. BENDICIONES.

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    1. DEAR SISTER: HOW MANY BLESSINGS YOU HAVE HAD, GOD IS SO FAITHFUL, ALWAYS USE SOMEONE TO BLESS ANOTHER PERSON, THE LORD HAS STRANGE ROADS TO BRING HIS BLESSINGS TO US, WE ARE ALL USEFUL IN THE BODY OF GOD. I LOVE YOUR SOCKS, IT'S SOMETHING I WANT TO LEARN TO KNIT, BUT IT IS A LITTLE DIFFICULT, I WILL HAVE TO TAKE IT WITH PATIENCE. IF YOU GO THROUGH MY BLOG, YOU WILL SEE WHAT I HAVE BEEN WORKING LATELY, USING REST OF FABRICS FROM PREVIOUS JOBS, I HAVE A TRUNK FULL OF CUTS, WHEN MY HUSBAND IS NO LONGER WEARING A SHIRT, BEFORE I THROW IT OFF, I WILL REMOVE THE BUTTONS THAT THEY ARE IN GOOD CONDITION AND THESE CAN BE USED FOR FUTURE WORK. GOD GIVES US ENOUGH INTELLIGENCE TO CREATE. PROVERBS 31 CALLS US A VIRTUOUS WOMAN, TELLS US THAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR WOOL AND LINEN AND WILLINGLY WORK WITH OUR HANDS, OUR FAMILY IS NOT AFRAID OF THE COLD, BECAUSE THIS DRESS WITH DOUBLE CLOTHES, HOW MANY THINGS WE CAN DO FOR US AND OUR PEOPLE THAT WE EXTEND OUR HANDS TO THOSE IN NEED, HOW MUCH WISDOM SISTER LAURA IS IN THIS PROVERB. I WISH GOD SAVES YOU AND YOUR FAMILY FROM ALL EVIL. BLESSINGS.

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    2. Querida hermana,
      Es muy bueno saber de ti. Aprendí mucho sobre cómo tejer en YouTube.

      Hay tantas maneras en que podemos bendecir a nuestras familias y amigos con nuestras habilidades y manos.

      Muchas gracias por alentarme tanto.

      Dios te bendiga a ti y a tu familia.

      Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage
      Missouri, Estados Unidos

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    3. Dear Sister,
      It's so good to hear from you. I learned a lot about how to knit from YouTube.

      There are so many ways that we can bless our families and friends with our skills and hands.

      Thank you so much for encouraging me so much.

      God bless you and your family.

      Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage
      Missouri, USA

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  5. I love your thrifty ways:-) Your socks are gorgeous!!!!

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Laura Lane
2 Year Cancer Survivor