Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Vicky Challenge: May 25th, 2016

This past week has been my lowest ‘saving’ week thus far, but it’s still something!

I/we saved/earned $82.17 this week in The Vicky Challenge!  

Here’s how it breaks down:

Planted the following plants that I grew from seeds (I am averaging each plant at $1 per plant):  8 tomato plants. Saved:  $8

Chickens laid 2 dozen eggs this week:  Saved $$6

Saved $16.17 by taking advantage of sales, coupons and clearance items. 

Yard work/gardening/landscaping (does not include mowing) (4 hours x $10 per hour for labor):  Saved $40

Made four 12 x 12 inch design boards:  Saved $12

Thus far this year my Vicky Challenge savings/earnings have been $6,468.28, add this week’s amount ($82.17) and I/we have saved $6,550.45.  I'm really enjoying seeing how much I/we save/earn through being frugal!

patsi
She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27


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Sewing/Crafting Day: May 25th, 2016

I've wanted a design wall for a very long time, but we just don't have room for one in our home.  So, when I came across this post, I knew that I wanted to make some of these smaller design boards.  They are by no means a replacement for a design wall, but they will enable me to play around with quilt block designs without the pieces sliding around.

Following the instructions in the above mentioned post, I set to work ...



I started out with 2  inexpensive foam boards that were 20 x 30 inches each ...


and cut them into 12 x 12 inch squares (I saved the 'leftovers' for future projects)


I cut out pieces of cotton quilting batting (from scraps I had on hand) and glued them to each board (around all four sides) using a hot glue gun ...


Here are all 4 boards, trimmed and stacked waiting for the next step


I stitched up the edging and glued it on  ...  I was all set to complete all 4 of them yesterday, but let's just say that yesterday didn't go the way we had planned so, I still have 3 more to edge.


Take a closer look at the fabric I'm using for the edging ... it is perfect for the project and it came from my fabric stash!

I am excited about these design boards and am planning a quilting project so I can put them to use!

patsi
She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27

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