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Mar 15, 2010 10:26 AM CST
Name: Sidney, Zone 9A and 9B
Okeechobee, Fl
Giving Audubon Sanct. Tours Soon.
It's my DGM's Home and Garden Club from the depression;
Use it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do, or
Do without!
When she died she had two ball's of string. One was long pieces and the other was pieces too short to save.
She had clear glass jars that she kept the rubber bands in and nails in one and paper clips in one. All so neat.
She didn't have to have "pretty paper clips", or any of the hundreds of stupid things I over the years have stupidly purchased.
She only purchased fabric when she was going to use it. When she made a quilt the only fabric purchased was the connecting and backing fabric, the rest was from leftovers from making clothes. All her seven kids had one or two sewing clothes in their family. They all took their scraps to her. She sorted them according to size and they all had been washed and ironed.
I don't think she had more than 5 'occasion' dresses and maybe 4 or 5 cotton everyday dresses. She had a homemade "smock". She wore that over her clothes when she did chores. It had long cuffed sleeves up and buttoned-up all the way.
Those are the lessons I need to remember.
I have a couple that are always scraping for their next dollar. I wince when they buy new ink cartridges at $25. each, yet I was about to ignore my stash of printing ink. If I wasn't going to use it, why did I buy it?
I need to find a happy medium!
I guess I'm just ranting and hoping if I type it, maybe it'll sink in.
All of you are inspirations to me.
Smiling
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