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Have you heard the one about the homeschooling family that lives on less than $22K a year in an area that costs above 100% (116%) of the National CoL Index?

I haven't quite figured out why so many people still persist in perpetuating the myth that living on a single income and homeschooling on a dime aren't possible. I can only suppose these are people who can't imagine life without a daily trip to Starbucks and dinner out several times a week. The people who actually shop at malls (*shudder*) and think "Brand Name = Best". The people who really live by the "Keeping up with the Joneses" mentality.

That? Would not be us!

Welcome to our world. We cook from scratch. Buy from thrift stores. Find 95% of our homeschool materials for free. This is my blog and this is how we do it.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Embroidery chatter.

This is the Bible cover I'm working on, that I mentioned in a comment. I'm sure you've seen these sorts of kits before. They come with instructions and a pre-stamped piece of fabric.

As you can see from the picture, I keep everything I need to work on this project in this little purse. (I purchased it from the Dollar Spot at Target.) I just stick the needle directly into the fabric liner to keep it safe. Whenever I'm going somewhere where I might be sitting/waiting for awhile - such as the kids' doctor appointments - I just grab the purse to go along. Er, yes, I sometimes get strange looks when I'm stitching (or crocheting or knitting) in public, but more often than not, it seems to bring out the friendliness of people. Many of them will strike up a conversation to ask about whatever project I'm working on.

I will make sure to take a picture again when I finally finish this one. :)

Just to mention - THIS SITE offers free vintage embroidery patterns, and includes instructions on how to transfer the patterns to your fabric.


Anonymous Mrs. L said...

Looks beautiful.

June 29, 2007 at 11:53 PM  
Anonymous My Twenty Cents Keeps Moving said...

Love it!


June 30, 2007 at 1:36 AM  
Blogger Just Me, Jenni said...

Thank you! :)

June 30, 2007 at 1:29 PM  

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