You are as much serving God in looking after your own children, and training them
up in God’s fear, and minding the house, and making your household a church for
God, as you would be if you had been called to lead an army to battle for the Lord of
hosts. Charles Spurgeon
Frugal Friday and new dress
Avery needed a slip to go under the new dress I made--just in time for Valentine's Day. I am guessing a slip would cost more than most dresses that I make or purchase at thrift stores. SO--I had this hand-me-down undershirt....10 minutes at the sewing machine with scrap fabric, and VIOLA! This shirt was stretched out around the bottom, so I knew it would have enough give at the hemline, plus I added a kick-vent. If the shirt weren't stretched out, I could have easily added a few pleats at the waist, so it would have the extra give at the hemline.
On Tuesday, we had a way too early appointment at Children's. So early that we were able to go to a thrift store, and make it home before lunch. We found a new skirt for Emmi, plus a few others, and 3 NEW skirts for me! and a couple of shirts.
I rarely look for me at the thrift stores, because there is so much to look thru, many stores do not have a fitting room (and I hate to spend $ only to discover it won't fit right) AND because after I drag the kids thru all the other department, they are near meltdown point;0. So I was thrilled to find a few things for myself.
It is supposed to be a pretty day tomorrow--I can't wait!!