Wednesday, November 4, 2015


As many of you know if you have been reading Little House for any length of time-I like to make things, useful things, bread, soups, hand and body creams, deodorant, butter, yes just about anything and everything so I do not have to go to the BIG stores and buy items. I garden, crochet, spin, quilt and knit too. Now, do not assume I make all our needed things and am anti-purchasing of said goods…no, no, no! I like knowing how to do all these useful things. I feel it connects me with previous generations and in a weird way I am stronger and more independent.  And to think I hated the thought of taking any Home Economics courses in high school or college. I refused to take any, knowing I was going to be a career woman. I also said I would never be a secretary or a nurse. I have been a nurse for the last 37 years…ahem! The point being, sometimes we end up loving what was incomprehensible at a younger age. Life is full of strange twist.

This past week I continue working on the baby gown and brown sweater. Knitting more on baby gown (Kumfy) than sweater. Baby items are fun and quick, so I seem to gravitate to those more and more recently.

Reading sewing and dying books, so much information.
Please join me on YARN ALONG and share what you have been doing this past week.

Roasted tomatoes


Kyle said...

I guess the point is to never say never. :0)

Donna said...

I think we all have our fair share of "I'll never do that!" which turned into "Oh my gosh, I LOVE that!". I enjoy natural dying - I just don't get a chance to do much of it these days.

Amanda said...

Me too, I love making things like that! My sister spins her own woolen embroidery floss and I would love to gift her a book on natural dyeing. Do you like the one you pictured?

Lisa @ things here lately... said...

So great! I said that I would never learn how to sew. It seemed like such an old fashioned thing to do when I was a teenager. Now I love, love to make quilts. :)

You are knitting Daelynn! I have that one in my queue, and I can't wait to cast on. That little baby gown is precious. I wish I had known how to knit when I was younger. I didn't learn until after my kids were a little older.

Happy knitting!!! P.S. Have you gotten any snow yet???

Sarah said...

I love your sweater, I have admire that same pattern before! I feel the same way about doing things independently - it's why I love to can and preserve foods... it makes me feel connected to people from the past and makes me feel like I can take care of my family even if things around me (like the economy) tanks, haha!

karen said...

I love the color of your daeylnn and mine is nearly done. Slowly but surely. I love knitting it and think I might make one for my husband one day :)


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