Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Quilting Projects

I have finally finished my wall hanging!
It was a lot of fun I really enjoyed learning
the different aspects of quilting on this smaller

When I began this project I thought oh I will just machine quilt, no problem,
but the teacher said, "no I am going to have you hand quilt."
I really enjoyed the hand quilting it worked out good at night when I
finally had a little time to just sit and unwind.
Now I do not know if I would like to hand quilt a large quilt, but I can appreciate
why hand quilted quilts are so much money :)

I had some fabric left over so I decided to make a throw pillow to match.
This pattern is quite easy once put together and a good size to hand
quilt again.

If you have some fabric left over this would be a great project to begin with!
God Bless, Kathy

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Some More Great Savings!

I went to our local Walgreen with coupons in hand and I was able to get some great deals last week !

I bought 2 Gillette Gamer mens razors for .04 each! They were on clearance and I had a 4.00 coupon for each of them.

I also bought 2 packages of FriXion erase-able pens for .19 each package.

My best deal was for the FriXion erase-able highlighters. They were on sale for 1.19 each pkg and Walgreen had a 1.00 off coupon so they came out to .19 cents each same as above for the pens. What made this deal even better was the package had a 4.50 rebate on the back if I bought 3 of them. So I have the rebate in the mail and I will actually make money on this deal :)

Trying to be frugal sure is fun :) It does take some time and planning though but some times the rewards can be worth the work.

Money Saving Mom or Living Rich with Coupons are a great place to start for some ideas on some great tips.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Frugality It is so much fun!

Well one of the things that I have been trying to learn is shopping more wisely. Last week at Shoprite (our local grocery store) I did very well I was so excited!

My receipt said that I saved a total of $170.00 after sale prices and coupons. I had quite a few many which were doubled. Love those .75 cent coupons :)

In the picture up top I was able to get the 4 tubes of toothpaste for free, I received 12 boxes of Smart taste Pasta for free, 4 Snuggles dryer sheets for free, 4 bags of No Yokes egg noodles for free, 1 dozen eggs for free too, in the end I spent a total of $51.00.

There are many websites that I like to frequent for deal ideas and coupons here are a few.
Living Rich with Coupons
Money Saving Mom

This year I thought I would learn a little more so I purchased a book from Coupon Mom .
She had a lot of good ideas which have helped me.

I know that there are a lot of young ladies that frequent my daughter Rebecca's blog and I must say that learning this important skill while you are still young can be such a blessing to you in the future. What husband would not be happy if his wife was frugal and spent his hard earned money wisely. :)

I hope to continue to keep learning more tips in my Frugal journey ;)

Baby Quilt Project

Here is my first baby quilt top that I decided to make for a
dear sister in Christ in our church who is due any minute. :)

I found this free pattern on line at Claudia's Quilt Shoppe

It was written for Absolute Beginners!

The quilt had 5 , 9 patch squares and 4 snow ball squares

I decided to sew the backing to the front along the edge and to turn it right side out.

I had pinned the batting to the back of the front piece.

I also decided to tie the quilt.

I used 6 strands of floss and tied every 4" or so.

I really enjoyed making this quilt.

I would encourage any one who is new to quilting to give this one a try.

God Bless, Kathy