Sunday, February 12, 2017
Dog Arthritis Bed and Blankies
Insul-Bright batting. Striking nurses have little extra petty cash so going to Joann's just wasn't an option. I didn't have any stuffing material so I thought about shredding up old clothes or fabric scraps. Whenever I make a quilt there is always an 18" or so margin of batting leftover from the large queen size pieces I buy and I save everything because you never know when you might need it. Well thank goodness I did, and I was a little embarrassed that I had so much scrap batting saved, but I used it all up! I folded it and sandwiched and wrapped it around itself to make a padded dog bed and didn't sew a stitch so it took about 10 minutes and I used up scraps that were taking up space in my sewing room. Win-win!
Cartwheel and coupons. When I was single and mortgage-free, I never shopped for deals or clipped coupons and just bought whatever I wanted. Now I play a serious saving game and actually plan my shopping trips and delight in the money I save. It certainly served me well this summer when preparing for and actually weathering a labor strike. Now I continue to do it and stash the savings for a rainy day. Have a warm and sunny Minnesota Sunday! :)