Thursday, January 13, 2011

More bargains

What can I say...I love thrift store shopping.  I got out again yesterday and found New Horizons Thrift store in Pueblo.  It's a huge building and I spent quite a bit of time before uncovering the following bargains.

 The green cotton fabric was a remnant that I found at an older Wal-Mart, which still carries fabric.  It looked like hand dyed.  The plaid is wool, and hopefully when I get back home I can make a couple more advent calendars before I lose my momentum, since I failed to get them done for this past Christmas.

I was intrigued by Julie's post and have joined this swap for sock blocks.  My knitting of socks, however, has fallen by the wayside.  I have found the Kindle is the perfect thing to read while rocking babies.  I doesn't lose my place, isn't too heavy or hard to hold one handed!  What a great way to read with a baby keeping me warm.  Babies are napping now, and I better take advantage and get things done.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Garage sale finds

Saturday my son-in-law and I got out for a bit of retail therapy.  I filled a box with fabric, some doilies, and the best treasure, a pair of tiny sock monkeys.  The fabrics above were all my finds.  I must admit there are a few which will be finding their way back to a thrift store as they were really thin, but most of the stack is usable cottons.  I'm planning a project with doilies.  I saw a wall hanging in Paducah several years ago with dyed doilies and I've wanted to do something along those lines ever since.  

Here are the cute little monkeys for my twin grandsons.  The monkeys are a lot less trouble, but I already knew that babies were a lot of work.  And two, well the work increases exponentially.

Friday, January 07, 2011

Time flies

I can't believe the twins will be two weeks old on Monday.  It's been a blur of changing diapers, cooking, cleaning, and trying to give the parents a break for some much needed sleep, which is always in short supply.

Today I baked bread using this recipe with Wheat Montana Bronze Chief 100% whole wheat flour, that I found at Wal-Mart.  I made three loaves and some cinnamon rolls.  What great flour, and I'll definitely be making this recipe again.  It made wonderful light loaves.

Being a grandma is great...all the fun without any of the responsibility!