Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Laura Lately ~ A Thrifty Week at Harvest Lane Cottage #181

My grandkitten Ursula who just moved out with her mommy.


Lots of changes this past week. 

Here's  a quick update since last time.

In the Kitchen

  • I continued feeding my sourdough starter.
  • Cooked primarily from what we had on hand.
  • Lots of organizing and passing things on to my daughters. 

In the Home
  • Lots of decluttering
  • I gave many things to my daughter to set up her apartment. 

In the Workbasket
  • I'm knitting a blue and gray second sock. It's for one of the men in my family. I hope to give each of my family members something hand knitted for Christmas.  I finished knitting my daughter's Christmas socks. 
  • I made knitting progress on a DK weight sock. I'm trying a new pattern that my friend Virginia suggested. It is her new favorite. It's called Travel Sock by Diane Lyles. It's available on Ravelry.
Books and Such
  • I am still reading The Songs That Could Have Been by Amanda Wen. Click here to enter the giveaway. It's a free review book, too. 
  • I am listening to a few books on Scribd. I am bored with Spanish Verb Conjugation, but I haven't given up. I'm not sure how helpful it is without a written book to see. It's designed to use in the car while commuting.  I added a few more books to give me variety.  The Art of Neighboring is challenging.  Hand Made, and The Five Second Rule are educational like the Spanish book.
  • I finished The House on Foster Hill. It was clean, and had a good pro-faith message while being quite mysterious. It is definitely an adult book due to the subject matter. 

Out and About

  • I joined the local fiber guild. Since I joined mid-year, the dues were only $5.00. It will be nice to meet once a month with others who enjoy old-fashioned skills including tatting, weaving, spinning, crochet, fiber dying, and knitting. 
  • We attended a free concert given by a local community symphony group.
  • Knitting with friends on Tuesday night is inexpensive fun
  • While visiting my dad and Ann, we went to a really nice thrift shop. We found lots of things for Emily's new apartment. 
  • They also blessed her with supplies for her apartment. 


Surprises
  • Nothing this week, but who knows?
I close with a quote from Pablo Picasso.

  "I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money. "


I'm sorry for the lack of photos . It was a bit of a chaotic week with two kids moving out over the weekend.  My nest is nearly empty suddenly.  We still have one daughter who technically lives at home, but she's not here much except to sleep. It's very quiet. 

I'll take some photos and get back on track soon.

I wish you all well ladies, do what you can with what you've got where you are! 

Blessings from Harvest Lane Cottage, 

Laura

10 comments:

  1. What is tatting?

    "I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money."

    There is great wisdom in this!

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  2. OOOH LAURA, EL SINDROME DEL NIDO VACIO, YA LO PASE VARIAS VECES, JUNTO A MI ESPOSO TUVIMOS 9 HIJOS, 7 SE HAN CASADO, SE HAN IDO DE CASA (LLORAR Y LLORAR) TODAVIA TENGO 2 EN MI CASA, SON JOVENES Y ESTAN SOLTEROS, NO ME HAGO A LA IDEA DE QUE ALGUN DIA SE IRAN, GRACIAS A DIOS QUE TENGO VARIOS YERNOS Y VARIAS NUERAS QUE SON COMO MIS HIJOS, LOS AMO Y ME HAN DADO MUCHOS HERMOSOS NIETOS Y NIETAS, CREO QUE NUNCA VAMOS A ESTAR SOLOS, NO PODRIA, ME MORIRA DE TRISTEZA. BENDICIONES DULCE HERMANA.

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    1. Translation OOOH LAURA, THE EMPTY NEST SYNDROME, I ALREADY HAD IT SEVERAL TIMES, WITH MY HUSBAND WE HAD 9 CHILDREN, 7 HAVE BEEN MARRIED, THEY HAVE LEFT HOME (CRYING AND CRYING) I STILL HAVE 2 AT MY HOUSE, THEY ARE YOUNG AND SINGLE , I HAVE NO IDEA THAT ONE DAY THEY WILL LEAVE, THANK GOD THAT I HAVE SEVERAL SONS-IN-LAW AND SEVERAL DAUGHTERS-IN-LAW WHO ARE LIKE MY CHILDREN, I LOVE THEM AND THEY HAVE GIVEN ME MANY BEAUTIFUL GRANDCHILDREN AND GRANDDAUGHTERS, I THINK WE WILL NEVER BE ALONE, I COULD NOT, I WILL DIE OF SADNESS. BLESSINGS SWEET SISTER.

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  3. Hi Laura~ You know how I love your thrifty posts, they always give me some great ideas. I used to knit, I can't for the life of me do it now! I love to crochet, and usually start a project around this time of year...I would love to make socks. Good luck to your daughter and new apartment! Have a wonderful rest of your week. Hugs, Barb

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  4. I am so far behind in blogging etc...and I had no idea two kids moved out, smiles. I hope you have beautiful Sunday.

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    1. No trouble at all Linda. I'm behind, too. Life gets so busy. ~smile~ I'm glad I've found you again!

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  5. Blessings to you too Laura :) So excited to read that your getting into sourdough bread making. I had a sourdough starter mishap the other week. After three years of devoted care of my starter, I accidentally killed it !! I was in a bit of a panic but thankfully I was able to call on my daughter and got some of hers and we swap back and fourth if one or other of our starters misbehave. Sourdough bread is the only tummy friendly bread for me, plus I love it. Happy sourdough bread making :)

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  6. Sounds like an eventful week. Ursala is beautiful!!!!!

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